Footsteps in Fitzrovia
This is a guided walk with pauses to admire the many features of Fitzrovia, an area between Bloomsbury and Marylebone dominated by the Post Office Tower. We will consider their architects and history. The numerous blue plaques and street names commemorate military and naval heroes, artists and scientists. There are traces of older industries and commerce among the many buildings of the Middlesex Hospital and the University of Westminster. Housing varies between the grand range
built by John Nash in Fitzroy Square and equally desirable buildings in Hanson and other streets.
The walk will start at Warren Street Station on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road at about 11.15am. Precise joining instructions will be issued to successful applicants, together with our mobile phone numbers in case of delays in arrival. The distance is about 2 miles on a route that ends near the start but is certainly not circular. Be prepared to follow your leader closely into this varied and most interesting area full of twists and turns, in fact a veritable warren! There are many roads to cross and some that are cobbled (setts). As usual, stout shoes are recommended, not only for the walking, but for standing still and listening. If you arrive early, there will be time for coffees and loos before the start near the station and there are several wonderful pubs, one of which we will choose for lunch.
11.15 – 13.15 walk and talk.
Lunch 13.15 – 14.30.
14.30 – 15.30 more walk and talk.
Size of party Bearing in mind the need to hear what is said, not only by the speaker but by all the contributions you may make, we are keeping the attendance to 20 people. If the event proves popular then we shall repeat it.
To register and for more details, please contact Dr Mike Quinton, CPhys, MInstP, by email:
No cost is involved apart from your lunch.
Registration is on a first come first served and only 20 places are available.