Nash Route for the Prince Regent

Nash Route for the Prince Regent

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 9:30am

Leader: Peter Moore

This is a departure from the normal ‘village’. We will visit the whole of this 200-year-old world-class urban development described as ‘quite simply the greatest piece of town planning London has ever seen’ and which defined the West End as we know it today. A rare opportunity to see this as a single entity rather than unconnected fragments. Starting from the iconic viewpoint of Primrose Hill the 3-mile route follows a slightly erratic course through Regent’s Park, past the BBC, All Souls and Oxford Circus ending at the Duke of York steps on the Mall. Coffee in Primrose Hill, lunch in the West End and finish on the Mall. Be astounded at its scale and vision, this is John Nash’s Via Triumphalis.

Meet at Letchworth station at 9.30am for the 9.56 train (9.52 Baldock, 10.00 Hitchin) to Kings Cross. Gather at the end of the arrival platform before the barriers. Return on trains before 4.30pm on weekdays. Off-peak travelcards or equivalent.

£3 contribution for leader’s research expenses.

Bookings via Peter Moore, preferably by email, from 28 May(petergilly73@gmail.com or 01462 676166)

Contact on the day 07795 691732

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