This 5 mile walk had 14 walkers and was arranged by Tony P as an extra walk for many of the people who were unable to attend the previous London Walk. Tony P provided a brilliant commentary at many points of interest. We left Harlington station at 9.35 on a bus as there were no early trains due to engineering work on the line. The bus took us to Luton station where we caught a London train disembarking at Farringdon station. We left Farringdon and walked to Smithfield where we learned about the history of its market.
|Sue, Val, Christine, Hilda, Annie, Rosemary & Linda listening to Tony P
We then walked to the church of St Bartholomew the Great which, unfortunately, we could not enter as a service was underway.
|St Bartholomew the Great
After traversing many narrow alleys we passed some fountains & then found ourselves outside the Central Criminal Court, otherwise known as the Old Bailey which is actually the name of it's street.
|Cathy, Hilda, Graeme & Sue think about cooling off.
|The Old Bailey
|Listening to Tony P after passing through Temple Bar gate
|The group less me
|The Guildhall with the Art Gallery on the right
We went inside the Guildhall Art Galley & Museum where our bags had to be scanned.
|The Mansion house
|View from Sky Garden showing Tower Bridge & HMS Belfast
After almost a couple of hours taking in the view & chatting we descended to ground floor & walked up to The Monument.
|Tony P & others on the last climb
|Track of walk, generally walked clockwise