Wednesday 1 September 2004 3.16pm
I posted recently about street obstructions because my walk to and from work is thwarted by them.
However, if I walk "out of hours" (before 8.30am and after about 7.30), most of the obstructions are gone.
Its not leafy, but its a fairly straight line (you can get momentum going) and it has some beautiful buildings.
Start at the Elephant & Castle where it meets Newington Butts
Walk straight up Borough High Street
(ok, hurdle over the signs and fridges)
And either turn left at Southwark Cathedral
to enjoy the river and stay in SE1
or turn right towards Greenwich (has less people walking in the evening)
or carry over London Bridge and
lovely river walks on both side (but there is traffic)
or straigh into
King William Street
up to Moorgate
end up at Old Street tube where you can tube or bus back to London Bridge/Elephant
the city is lovely to walk around late evening as its so empty
If you (like me) are finding it difficult to navigate Southwark streets then contact
Living Streets http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/
and Southwark Council
(Simon Baxter, Client Enforcement Manager) to ask them about their draft Community Environmental Plan and how they intend to accomodate pedestrians.
You shouldnt have to take a bus to a park to have a walk!