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British Walking Federation

CLERKENWELL AND CITY TRAIL ORGANISED BY NORTH LONDON WALKING CLUB

CONTACT:  John Hawkins, 141 Daubeney Road, London E5 0EP
Tel: 020 8533 7426     Email: jackhawkins@excite.com

DISTANCE: 11km
ENTRY FEE: £1.00 per walker (Cheques payable to North London Walking Club)
AWARD: Cloth Badge at £2.50 each
START VENUE: Angel Tube Station (Northern Line)
FINISH: Marble Arch Tube Station (Central Line)
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ROUTE DESCRIPTION (Updated December 2012)

Start:- Angel Tube Station (Northern Line).  Upon emerging from the tube station turn Left. At the junction of Islington High Street and Pentonville Road cross over and continue walking along St.Johns Street.
Turn right into Roseberry Avenue (2nd Right). Travel along Roseberry Avenue past Sadlers Wells Theatre, Spa Green and the New River Head. Turn Left into Garnault Place, this runs down the Left side of the Old Finsbury Town Hall. At the rear of the Old Town Hall turn Right and into: Exmouth Market

Q1 – Above the door to No.56 Exmouth Market there is a blue plaque, who does it commemorate?

Almost at the end of the market turn Left into Pine Street, Continue straight down Catherine Griffith Court and into Northampton Road. Turn left at the end of Northampton Road into Bowling Green Lane. At the end of Bowling Green Lane, the junction with Northampton Road and Tollerton Road, turn Right into Clerkenwell Close. Follow Clerkenwell Close round past the House of Detention and St.James Clerkenwell and on into: Clerkenwell Green

Q2 – Which Three Kings are depicted on the pub sign opposite St,James Church?

Here you will find the former Clerkenwell Assizes, now a Masonic Hall, and the Marx Memorial Library. Turn Left towards Aylesbury Street then turn Right into Jerusalem Passage. This emerges into St.John Square, cross over Clerkenwell Road and walk towards St.Johns Gate. This is the last remnant of the Priory of St.John of Jerusalem, it is today a museum and the headquarters of the Order of St.John. Pass under St.John’s Gate and continue along St.John’s Lane, bear Right at the end of the lane, along St.Johns Street and across Charterhouse Street to Smithfield Meat Market.
Pass through Smithfield Meat Market (Grand Avenue), across Long Lane, towards St.Bartholomews Hospital. Follow the road going around to the Right of the Hospital (West Smithfield/Giltspur Street). At the traffic lights turn Left into Newgate Street, passing the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court, then turn Right into Warwick Lane, past Cutlers Hall and Stationers Hall. At the end of Warwick Lane turn Left and go along Ludgate Hill/Cannon Street, past St.Paul’s Cathedral to Mansion House tube Station. Turn Left here into Queen Victoria Street, go past the City of London Magistrates Court to: The Mansion House

Q3 – On the corner of the Mansion House, below the street sign there is a blue plaque, what does it say?

Turn Right at the Mansion House into Walbrook, past St.Stephens Walbrook to Cannon Street. Turn Right and go back towards Mansion House Tube Station. At the Station turn Left into Queen Victoria Street and go past Cole Abbey Presbyterian Church and the Salvation Army Headquarters to Peters Hill, opposite the Royal College of Arms. Turn Left into Peters Hill past the City of London Boys School and down the steps leading to the: River Thames.
At the bottom of the steps turn Right and walk along the Embankment, under Blackfriars Bridge and past HMS President. Cross over the Road and continue in the same direction until you reach Temple Place, turn Right here. At the end of Temple Place turn right into Arundel Street. At the end of Arundel Street cross over Strand, to St.Clement Danes Church.

Q4 – What Armed Service is connected to St.Clement Danes?

Leave the church and go along Aldwych and Right into Kingsway. Go along Kingsway, past the Office of Public Census and Survey, the Public Trust Office, the Civil Aviation Authority Headquarters, and turn Left into Great Queen Street (4th Left). Travel along Great Queen Street, past the New Connaught Rooms and Freemasons Hall, and then cross over Drury Lane and go along Long Acre. Take the next Left, Bow Street, and go past the Magistrates Court and turn Right after the Royal Opera House, then go straight along to: Covent Garden Market
Turn Left and walk around the market, past the London Transport Museum, and the front of St.Pauls Church and turn Left into King Street. Cross over Garrick Street and into New Row. At the end of New Row cross St.Martins Lane and enter St.Martins Court.

Q5 – Above the Salisbury Public House there is a clock, what is shown on its face?

Turn Right out of St.Martins Court and cross over Charing Cross Road at the traffic lights next to Leicester Square Tube Station. Go straight ahead along Cranbourn Street and into Leicester Square. Go across the Square past the Empire to Coventry Street passing the Trocaderro and the London Pavilion to: Piccadilly Circus.
Go across Piccadilly Circus and into Regent Street going North. Walk along Regent Street passing Hamleys and turn Left into Hanover Street (9th Left), leading to Hanover square. Go straight across the square and into Brook Street, following it to Grosvenor Square.

Q6 – Whose Statue can be found on the far Side of Grosvenor Square?

Leave the square by Upper Brook Street. At the end you will come out in Park Lane, turn right and walk up to: Finish:- Marble Arch Tube Station (Central Line)

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.

This trail is registered until 31 December 2016