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SWC Short Walk 19 - Royal Parks

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Birds All Lined Up, The Long Water

SWC Short Walk 19 - Royal Parks

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Buck Palace, from St. James's Park

SWC Short Walk 19 - Royal Parks

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Downing Street

SWC Short Walk 19 - Royal Parks

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Swan 30.8.18

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Heron 30.8.18

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Round Pond, Kensington Gardens

SWC Short Walk 19 - Royal Parks

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Royal Parks walk

Hyde Park, Green Park, St James Park, The Mall and Trafalgar Square

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Updated: Fri, 07-Dec-18

Date # Post
Thu, 30-Aug-18 19

Evening Walk - The Royal Parks with the Serpentine Pavilion & The Mastaba: Queensway to Whitehall

Length: 6.0 km
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hrs
Meet: Queensway Station (corner of Queensway and Bayswater Road) at 18.30 hours.
Queensway is on the Central Line in Zone 1, Bayswater (Circle and District lines) is a 3-minute walk away.
Finish: Whitehall, near Charing Cross/Embankment/Westminster stations.
Drop-Outs: Hyde Park Corner or Green Park tube stations, or buses.
Map-led, through Central London's extensive parks, past the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Pavilion in Kensington Gardens and past Christo’s floating artwork, The London Mastaba, on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.
Eat/Drink: The Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens (this park closes at 20.00), The Lord of the Moon of the Mall (Wetherspoon’s) in Whitehall plus numerous options around Trafalgar Square.
For walk directions, map and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.19

18 met at the posted time, 1 lagged 10 minutes behind, catching us while still in Kensington Gardens. We veered off the gpx route to pass by the Serpentine Pavilion (the bar inside shuts at 6, unfortunately) and then admired The Mastaba, majestically dominating the Serpentine, and veered off route again in Green Park to get away from the traffic a wee bit. Bucks Palace was next, then St. James's Park including its Pelicans and through the Government Quarter. Most, if not all, turned into the Wetherspoon's for some sustenance.
19 pleasant late summer evening.
Wed, 10-May-17

Queensway to the Thames [evening walk]

Royal Parks
Time: 19:00
Distance: 6km

Meet: Beside bike stands at the corner of Queensway and Bayswater Rd.
(Turn right as you exit Queensway tube station for a few metres.)

A classic evening walk
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Intend going.
Does anyone go on these evening walks?
Wed, 01-Jun-16

Evening walk

The Royal Parks - Queensway to the Thames
Meet: 19:15 beside the bike stands at the corner of Queensway and Bayswater Rd. (Turn right for a few metres on exiting Queensway tube station .) T=short.19
Destination pub: The Lord of the Moon of the Mall, 16 - 18 Whitehall.
Wed, 12-Aug-15 7

The Royal Parks - Queensway to the Thames

Meet: 19:00 prompt beside the bike stands at the corner of Queensway and Bayswater Rd. (Turn right for a few metres on exiting Queensway tube station.)
Destination pub: The Lord of the Moon of the Mall, 16 - 18 Whitehall. T=short.19
Intend going.
A little off topic here, but don't forget the Perseid meteor shower may be visible on Wednesday night.
So if the skies are clear and the light pollution is low where you are, you may want to look up in a north easterly direction where you might catch a glimpse ...
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7 dry and warm
route taken was a bit longer than advertised, but v pleasant (I certainly had never walked some of the paths before). drinks at the chain pub on Whitehall. joined there by 1 other SWC walker. walk poster rota sorted. the stragglers left just b4 last orders.