First Tuesday Walks
FIRST TUESDAY WALKS
Starting in July, four Footprints guides (Jen Pedler, Joanna Moncrieff, Rhona Levene and Stephen Benton) are running 45 minute circular lunchtime walks in Victoria on the first Tuesday of each month.
They all start at 1.10pm from the piazza in front of Westminster Cathedral and cost £5 (£4 concession) each.
There are 6 different walks to choose from:
Home & Colonial – Tuesday 7 July – 1.10pm to 1.55pm (Rhona Levene)
This walk goes south east from the cathedral and includes the story of Vincent Square, a housing estate by an architect better known for country houses and how a co-operative venture for supplying army and navy officers led to the creation of a department store.
Hidden River, Lost Canal – Tuesday 4 August – 1.10pm to 1.55pm (Stephen Benton)
This walk goes south west from the cathedral and includes the story of a familiar structure which was built on a filled-in canal basin, plus a nearby hidden river, a garden square and the tale of what was previously on the site of Westminster Cathedral.
Reach for the Stars – Tuesday 1 September – 1.10pm to 1.55pm (Jen Pedler)
This walk goes north east from the cathedral and includes an old churchyard, the location of a Victorian building which influenced the skyline of London for more than half a century plus the venue for many celebrity weddings, which also has suffragette and Second World War connections.
Kings, Soldiers and Beer – Tuesday 6 October – 1.10pm to 1.55pm (Joanna Moncrieff)
This walk goes north west from the cathedral and includes how the old Stag Brewery site has been redeveloped not once but twice in the last 60 years. We see one of the newest theatres in London and the “newest” Royal Palace with the nearby barracks and stables
Trains and boats and planes and a few buses too – Tuesday 3 November – 1.10pm to 1.55pm (Stephen Benton)
This walk explores Victoria as a transport hub, how it developed and how the way it developed influenced what we see today. We get to look at some 100 year old maps of the Brighton line which many people walk past without a glance and we find out why all Green Line buses have route numbers in the 700s.
Coats of Many Colours – Tuesday 1 December – 1.10pm to 1.55pm (Jen Pedler)
This walk looks at the various charitable establishments which founded schools in the Westminster area.