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 August 11

We’re delighted to report that the Mosaic walkers are back!  However, in the light of current Government regulations, the format for participating has changed.  If you would like to apply for one of the 11 places available on the Tuesday morning walks, please email admin@choosemosaic.org no later than midday on Monday.  Your details will be passed to the group leader who will let you know if a space is available.  Social distancing will be observed and walkers participate at their own risk.  It is hoped that the number of participants can increase as and when regulations allow.

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Walking Group

Tuesday August 18

We’re delighted to report that the Mosaic walkers are back!  However, in the light of current Government regulations, the format for participating has changed.  If you would like to apply for one of the 11 places available on the Tuesday morning walks, please email admin@choosemosaic.org no later than midday on Monday.  Your details will be passed to the group leader who will let you know if a space is available.  Social distancing will be observed and walkers participate at their own risk.  It is hoped that the number of participants can increase as and when regulations allow.

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