Sunday, January 10, 2010

Rides for Explorers - Sunday 7th February

Hawksmoor with a side helping of Wren and Archer.

Meet 10.45am at Waterloo Station - by vehicular exit arch ( eg take 10.09 from Richmond)
Description: We take the NCR 4 down the Thames to Greenwich in time for cafe lunch then follow the 'Hawksmoor Ride' from London Cyclist visiting the churches designed by the idiosyncratic 18th century architect returning to Waterloo.
Despite a cool and cloudy day we had a respectable seven riders and managed a quick peek into St Paul's Deptford where a very "bells and smells" service was in progress in the Archer church. We managed a look at the interior of St Alphege and Christ Church Spittalfields was very much open for tourists. Verdict - Hawksmoor's architecture is impressive but you couldn't call it pretty.

Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016

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