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23.05.2022

Age UK Waltham Forest walk – Paddington area

Age UK Waltham Forest are organising some walking tours in areas around London. First in the series is below. Tickets cost £5 and numbers are limited. If you would like attend please email  events@ageukwalthamforest.org.uk.   They will collect payment on the day.

Monday 6th June at 11am

Pubs, Penicillin, Pineapples and Plaques

Start near Edgware Road tube. Finish near Warwick Avenue tube (you will need to make your own way to the meeting point)

2 hours

A walk exploring three contrasting areas of Paddington – the former working canal area of Paddington Basin, the old village of Paddington now ‘marooned’ on the other side of the Westway and the lesser travelled streets of the tourist hub of Little Venice.

Starting in the area once known derisively as ‘Stinking Paddington’ or the ‘Paddington Alps’ because of the piles of rubbish that awaited transportation out of London.

A bit of imagination is required as you walk along the canal surrounded by tall glass buildings and quirky bridges but there is still some evidence to be found of the area’s history.

Names of streets and blocks of flats give more clues although not all the commemorative plaques can be taken at face value.

Will also pass a number of pubs some long gone and some still open all with a tale or two to tell.

 

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