Monday, 31 December 2012

Sunday Strollers: Covent Garden & St Giles

All Welcome!

Meet:  11am Bus Stop KH Kennington Lane
(Corner Black Prince Road)

Take 59 bus to Holborn
from where we will walk down Long Acre
 to Covent Garden underground station

Live timetable and map of bus stop:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=2650&r=3


Start/Finish:  Covent Garden underground station
Distance:  2 miles

This walk begins in Covent Garden, which today is one of London's busiest shopping areas but in medieval times belonged to Westminster Abbey.  The Abbey's 'convent garden' covered 40 acres and produced fruit and vegetables for the Abbey, with surplus produce being sold to the public near the Strand.

Visit...

The Royal Opera House
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E
www.roh.org.uk

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E
www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Freemasons' Hall
60 Great Queen Street, WC2B
www.ugle.org.uk

The Phoenix Garden
21 Stacey Street, WC2H
www.thephoenixgarden.org

Eat, Drink...

Food for Thought
31 Neal Street, WC2H
www.foodforthought-london.co.uk

Angel Public House
61-62 St Giles High St, WC2H

Lamb and Flag
33 Rose Street, WC2E
www.lambandflagcoventgarden.co.uk

Rules
33 Maiden Lane, WC2E
www.rules.co.uk

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Kennington Companions: V&A Museum of Childhood - Thursday 10th January 11am

All Welcome!

Meet: 11am Imperial War Museum (SE1)
Take the Route Bus 344 from Stop: K towards Liverpool Street Station, Worship Street

We'll meet at Bus Stop K at the Imperial War Museum

Live timetable and map of Stop K at Imperial War Museum:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=8315&r=344

Imperial War Museum (SE1)
Take the Route Bus 344 from Stop: K
towards Liverpool Street Station, Worship Street
  
Buses every:     6 mins
Max journey time:     29 mins

From there:
     Liverpool Street Station
Take the Route Bus 8 from Stop: F
towards Bow Church
or Route Bus 388 from Stop: F
towards Hackney Wick
  
Buses every:     3-7 mins
Max journey time:     19 mins

 Walk
    Bethnal Green
Walk to E2 9PA 3 minutes

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/
Modern British Childhood.jpg

http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-and-displays/modern-british-childhood

Saturday, 29 December 2012

New Years Honours: London Assembly’s Caroline Pidgeon made an MBE - News - London news, sport & events - London24

New Years Honours: London Assembly’s Caroline Pidgeon made an MBE - News - London news, sport & events - London24

In the Studio: Tonico Lemos Auad, Artist - Features - Art - The Independent

In the Studio: Tonico Lemos Auad, Artist - Features - Art - The Independent

Friday, 28 December 2012

Kennington Companions: On the Buses - Route 1: Sun, 6 January 2013, 11:00 – 14:00

We're off!
All Welcome!
Happy New Year!


Bring your Freedom Pass

Meet: 11.00 London Road, Elephant & Caste, Bus Stop E

(The 360 will take you to Bus Stop C on London Rd)

Live timetable with map at Bus Stop E
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=26212&r=1&rn=1

Sunday Timetable
http://www.londonbusroutes.net/times/001N001.htm#Sun_C

About Route 1
http://www.londonbusroutes.net/photos/001.htm

Possible short walk when we get there:
http://walkit.com/circular-walk/?distance=30&pace=2.0&distance_type=t&city=london&from=Canada+Water&fuid=418707_466930&rta=old&direct=0

FoDL: Last Man Standing - Jack Straw

 Mon 18 February: Jack Straw, long-term Kennington resident, an MP for 33 years and a senior minister throughout the 1997-2010 Labour government, will talk about his recently published memoirs, Last Man Standing, which describe his life from his childhood in Epping Forest to his long ministerial career.

Events are normally held on the third Monday evening in the month at
6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library
Light refreshments.  Everyone welcome.
No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
 
Friends of Durning Library
http://www.durninglibraryfriends.org.uk


Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor
Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor
Jack Straw
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 27/09/2012
ISBN: 9781447222750

As a small boy in Epping Forest, Jack Straw could never have imagined that one day he would become Britain's Lord Chancellor. As one of five children of divorced parents, he was bright enough to get a scholarship to a direct-grant school, but spent his holidays as a plumbers' mate for his uncles to bring in some much-needed extra income. Yet he spent 13 years and 11 days in government, including long and influential spells as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. This is the story of how he got there.




Friends of the Durning Library is a voluntary organisation which exists to promote and support our local library.



Northern Line part suspended until next week (From This Is Local London)

Northern Line part suspended until next week (From This Is Local London)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Sexual assault victim had to call an ambulance for her attacker after he slipped over - Telegraph

Sexual assault victim had to call an ambulance for her attacker after he slipped over - Telegraph

Boxing Day strike to severely disrupt Tube lines across capital (From This Is Local London)

Boxing Day strike to severely disrupt Tube lines across capital (From This Is Local London)

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Residents' fear over Northern Line extension

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20825528

Friday, 21 December 2012

The Top Three: Cassoulet - ES Magazine - Life & Style - London Evening Standard

The Top Three: Cassoulet - ES Magazine - Life & Style - London Evening Standard

Thursday, 20 December 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | More needed to keep cyclists safe on major roads | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | More needed to keep cyclists safe on major roads | 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Lambeth Police Cadets help families in crisis (From This Is Local London)

Lambeth Police Cadets help families in crisis (From This Is Local London)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Gerard Butler's charity kickaround - News, Entertainment - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Gerard Butler's charity kickaround - News, Entertainment - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Reen Pilkington obituary | From the Guardian | guardian.co.uk

Reen Pilkington obituary | From the Guardian | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Metropolitan Police (via noodls) / Police Cadets help families in crisis

The Metropolitan Police (via noodls) / Police Cadets help families in crisis

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Transport for London (via noodls) / Customers encouraged to plan ahead this festive season

Transport for London (via noodls) / Customers encouraged to plan ahead this festive season

Thursday, 6 December 2012

BBC News - New transport infrastructure projects unveiled

BBC News - New transport infrastructure projects unveiled

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Transport for London (via noodls) / Transport for London urges road users to voice their views on new Barclays Cycle Superhighway.

Transport for London (via noodls) / Transport for London urges road users to voice their views on new Barclays Cycle Superhighway.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | High life at Nine Elms | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | High life at Nine Elms | 2012