Kings Cross to Liverpool Street via 13 stations walk

All London’s railway terminals, the three royal parks, the River Thames and the City

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.

Date Post # Weather
Thu, 13-May-21 Thursday Evening: London train terminus stations – Part 3 (Charing Cross to Liverpool Street or Moorgate) 16 partly sunny skies with cool easterly breeze
Thu, 15-Apr-21 Thursday Evening: London train terminus stations – Part 2 (Paddington to Charing Cross) 10 brisk but clear conditions
Thu, 08-Apr-21 Thursday Evening: London train terminus stations – Part I (Kings Cross to Victoria) 9 chilly breezy conditions
Thu, 13-May-21
Thursday Evening: London train terminus stations – Part 3 (Charing Cross to Liverpool Street or Moorgate)

Thursday Evening: London train terminus stations – Part 3 (Charing Cross to Liverpool Street or Moorgate)

Distance: Approximately 5.3 miles or 8.6 km for those more metrically minded (extension to Moorgate adds 0.4 mile or 0.7 km)

Difficulty: 1 out of 10

Meet: In the forecourt in front of Charing Cross Station at 18:30

Return: Liverpool Street or Moorgate Station

At last, the final installment of our journey around central London terminus stations. We will be picking up where we left off at Charing Cross Station and will hopefully manage to make it to Liverpool Street or Moorgate Station.

The route tonight will take us across the river Thames and back again, past many interesting sights and into the heart of the City of London. More information about the route can be found here. Please bring a print out of the instructions (not just the GPX) as there is a lot of background information within the walk notes.

It is expected to walk in groups of six and provide contact details. To facilitate the collection of contact details, please pre-register for this walk on the "events" page at https://www.lwug.co.uk/. You will need to first sign-on and possibly register if you have not previously registered on the site.

If you test positive for COVID within a week of attending this walk, please contact me by emailing covid@lwug.co.uk.

Enjoy the walk!

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  • 14-May-21

    15 left the appointed meeting place at Charing Cross on this final stretch of the London terminus walk under partly sunny skies with cool easterly breeze . The route took us back and forth across the Thames on a few occasion visiting icon London train stations such as Waterloo and London bridge, as well as, some lesser known ones such as, Cannon Street and Fenchurch Street....in between were a host of other interesting landmarks, again some well known and others less so. On Tower Bridge we met one other, making for 16 on this enjoyable night out. A few pealed off here and there along the route, but most I think went in search of refreshments in Spitalfields market...

Thu, 15-Apr-21
Thursday Evening: London train terminus stations – Part 2 (Paddington to Charing Cross)

SWC 374: Kings Cross to Liverpool Street via 13 stations walk (Part 2)

Distance: Approximately 4.4 miles or 7.2 km for those more metrically minded

Difficulty: 1 out of 10

Meet: At the entrance to “The Lawn” inside Paddington Station at 18:30

Return: Charing Cross – mainline and tube

This outing is the sequential section of the walk from last Thursday. We will be picking up where we left off at Paddington Station and will hopefully manage to make it to Charing Cross. The route passes through the Royal Parks and Belgravia.

Outdoor pubs will now be open – so perhaps we will find a watering hole near the end. If that fails, there is always the old standby of procuring provisions from a local shop for post walk refreshies….

More information about the route can be found here. Please bring a print out of the instructions (not just the GPX) as there is a lot of background information within the walk notes.

Enjoy the walk!

It is expected to walk in groups of six and provide contact details. To facilitate the collection of contact details, please pre-register for this walk on the "events" page at https://www.lwug.co.uk/. You will need to first sign-on and possibly register if you have not previously registered on the site.

If you test positive for COVID within a week of attending this walk, please contact me by emailing {remove the AAA} AAAcovid@lwug.co.uk.

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  • Anonymous
    13-Apr-21

    Love the pre-booking at https://www.lwug.co.uk - so simple!

  • 16-Apr-21

    Eight (many the same from last week's part 1 of this walk) surfaced in Paddington for the second stage of this walk through London visiting its terminus train stations in rather brisk but clear conditions . The route took us through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park which were teaming with signs of spring -- swans sitting on immaculate nests (definitely serious engineers) and three broods of adorable Egyptian Geese. We also passed by Buckingham Palace and through St. James Park before arriving at our destination of Charing Cross. We picked up one more just outside Paddington and met one other who had unfortunately missed us at Paddington towards the end of the walk, making for 10 . Finding the local outside hostelries a bit crowded, some of us enjoyed post walk bevies at a very comfortable and sheltered sitting area near the exit of Charing Cross.

Thu, 08-Apr-21
Thursday Evening: London train terminus stations – Part I (Kings Cross to Victoria)

SWC 374: London train terminus stations – Part I (Kings Cross to Victoria)

Distance: Approximately 5.5 miles or 9 km for those more metrically minded

Difficulty: 1 out of 10

Meet: In the plaza in front of King’s Cross Station at 18:30

Return: Victoria (mainline/tube)

This route is a segment of a new walk visiting each of the 13 London train terminus stations. With the walks recommencing, thought it would be interesting to see from where they will start…We will hopefully manage the first segment to Paddington plus part of the second segment to Victoria. A subsequent evening walk will cover the second half of the walk from Victoria to Liverpool Street.

Unsure about refreshments on route….though, I would guess we could pick up some supplies and enjoy an al fresco drink, somewhere in Hyde Park….towards the end of the walk…

More information about the route can be found here. Please bring a print out of the instructions (not just the GPX) as there is a lot of background information within the walk notes.

Enjoy the walk!

It is expected to walk in groups of six and provide contact details. To facilitate the collection of contact details, please pre-register for this walk on the "events" page at https://www.lwug.co.uk/. You will need to first sign-on and possibly register if you have not previously registered on the site.

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  • Anonymous
    05-Apr-21

    Let us all give thanks:the SWC is back. Thank you to the walk setters for this explosion of activity!

  • 11-Apr-21

    Seven assembled at the appointed place and set off in smaller groups within sight to explore Kings Cross and St P....we were joined by another along the route which passed through and by familiar sights in central London, including Regent's Park....Having spent some time at St. Ps and getting distracted buying some Indian street food on Drummond St....we decided to end the walk about 8pm at some picnic tables near Paddington basin to enjoy some refreshments (and the tasty Indian snacks). I learned later that one other late arrival did the walk as far as Baker Street....So, 9 in chilly breezy conditions .

    On Thursday, we will pick up the walk at Paddington....