Mosaic Walks

Mosaic’s walking groups regularly get together to explore some of London’s better, and lesser, known areas.

The Sunday walks in London are proving quite popular, with a handful of Mosaic members taking to the streets of the capital. The current programme of walks is based on the book ‘Walking Literary London’, and each walk features literary quotes and concludes with lunch or afternoon tea.

The April’16 walk in fashionable Islington led us pass the house where Salman Rushdie was living when Ayatollah Khoneimi issued his fatwah, and the house where Joe Orton was killed by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell. The walk in June’16 told the great story of the love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, and we saw where H. G. Wells played his radio much too loudly. The July’16 walk in Piccadilly, St. James’ and Mayfair took us past two of the most sharply contrasting bookshops, each with its own literary history. Covent Garden is certainly one of the most pleasant areas in which to linger, and the walk in March’17 included the haunts of many literary figures, as well as the club that regularly dips it hands into a pot of honey provided by one of its most famous members.  *

John Ashmele

Walk Leader

* A. A. Milne bequeathed part of his estate to the Garrick Club where he was a member: “That’s a goloptious full-up pot of honey”, said Pooh in ‘Piglet Meets a Heffalump’.

 

Planned Walks

Walking Group

Tuesday February 20

Our walk will meet at 10.00 am for a walk around Ruislip Lido. Please park on Arlington Drive, which is just off Bury Street Ruislip, to avoid the high parking charges at the Lido. We will walk for ten minutes to reach the Lido, and then continue on good paths, with only one or two gentle slopes. A pleasant and easy walk, so do come along. We all meet at the Bury Street end of Arlington Drive. Coffee follows!

STOP PRESS – DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – MATZAH RAMBLE – MONDAY 2nd APRIL.  (Details to follow)

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