MARCH WEDNESDAY 1ST & SATURDAY 11TH 
London N1C (the newest post code in London) KING’S CROSS. Come and see for yourself how the area has changed.
No longer the red light district surrounded by dilapidated buildings and disused railway tracks. The 67 acre site of King’s Cross is one of the largest and most exciting redevelopments in London. What was an underused industrial wasteland is being transformed into a new part of the city with homes, shops, offices, galleries, bars, restaurants, schools, and Central St Martin's.
The first phase of King's Cross is now open to the public. The canalside setting, the rich and varied heritage is being transformed for culture, business and the community. We will be shown the development by a specialist including new buildings, new homes, new streets, new public squares. We will break for lunch before continuing our tour of the new station and surrounding area including Platform 9 ¾ of Harry Potter fame, the German Gymnasium & the story of the industrial heritage.
Meet 10.30: The Lighterman 3 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH.  Follow signs from tube to Granary Square.
www.kingscross.co.uk/eating-and-drinking/the-lighterman  
Start: 11.00
Underground: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan and Victoria.
Price: £30.00 (includes lunch)
Finish: King’s Cross 3.30 approx.


APRIL SATURDAY 22ND & FRIDAY 28TH
TRAINS & BOATS & BRIDGES OF PADDINGTON & LITTLE VENICE
This walk covers an area undergoing tremendous change. We will see St Mary’s Hospital, the home of penicillin and walk along Paddington Waterside, an area of 80 acres which is part of a 20 year development plan which you may have glimpsed from the Westway travelling out of London. We will discover the area, learn about its past and look at its future. Starting from Brunel’s iconic 19th C station, made famous by a certain Peruvian bear, now undergoing great changes with the Elizabeth line due to open in 2018. We will walk along the stunning water space of the Grand Union Canal with its variety of bridges and many pop up small businesses. Learn how Little Venice acquired its name and see a renowned comedy and theatre venue. After lunch we will take a trip to Camden Lock along The Regent’s Canal which takes us past the park and London Zoo. We disembark at famous Camden Market, a great place to browse the stalls and people watch.
Meet: 10.30 a.m. on the upper level of Paddington station at EAT.
Start:11.00
Underground: Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Circle & District.
Price: £30.00 to include canal trip.
Finish: Camden 4.00 approx.  Camden Town underground is a short walk away for Northern line and I can advise on buses for other desitinations.

 

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MONTHLY MEANDERS IN LONDON

with SARAH FORDHAM

Book your Meander at:      e-mail: sarah@discoverlondon.org.uk      OR      Tel: 07966202548