London, Street - Edgware Road to Abbey Road

12 January 2019

09:45 - 14:00

Marble Arch Tube Station
Oxford Street
London
United Kingdom
W1C 1LY

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Non RPS Member£0.00 
RPS Member£0.00 

Sorry - this event is now fully booked. 

We will meet at 09.45 at Marble Arch Station for a 10.00am start.

The Edgware Road is part of the old Watling Street, the Roman road to the North, now forming the boundary between Bayswater and Marylebone. The southern part of the road between Marble Arch and Maida Vale, noted for its distinct Middle Eastern cuisine and many late-night bars and shisha cafes, is known to Londoners by nicknames such as Little Cairo, Little Beirut and, especially near Camden, Little Cyprus.

The starting point, historically, is of interest being the location of the ‘Tyburn Tree’, a three legged gibbet which was a notorious execution point for criminals processed from Newgate Prison in the City, via St Giles in the Fields and Oxford Street.

We will look at the diverse nature of the road which has housed a Cinema and a Music Hall (now demolished) and at its more recent incarnation as an alternative cultural location. 

We will walk beyond the designated Edgware Road, though still known as such, via Maida Vale to the Church Street Market and then on to Lords Cricket Ground and to the Abbey Road Studios and famous pedestrian crossing, before we have lunch.

Then we walk on to Kilburn Park Station to depart.

 

Cancellation policy

This event is free, but numbers are limited. If you have booked a place and find you are unable to come, please e-mail the even organizer so that someone on the waiting list can have your place.

Hearing and access requirements

No special provision. This is a street event which is entirely outdoors, involving travel between the various locations. Come dressed for the weather with good walking shoes - and our advice is to "travel light"....

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Region: London