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Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park

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Jackie Thompson

Tour Coordinator & Committee Member of Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park

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Vivienne Cane-Honeysett
Chair - Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park

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Book Now: The Post Brexit Effect Morning Walking Tour: New Buildings of the City of London Tuesday 12 June - 10.30am

Diana Kelsey, a City of London Blue Badge Guide is leading this fascinating walk.

Diana suggests that if you are feeling worried and depressed about London’s future post Brexit, you should join this walk and be encouraged! Diana admits that she was an ardent ‘Remainer’, but as she guides round the City she is buoyed by the sheer scale of redevelopment and the confidence of the City and its foreign investors. Despite the many cataclysmic events that have shaken the City to its foundations: sometimes literally such as the Great Fire and the Blitz and sometimes economically such as the end of Empire, the City has always found a way to survive and succeed. Brexit is yet another of these events. In response, the City has developed a new strategy that focuses on promoting London and the City in particular as a great place to live and work. For the first time residential complexes are being developed, the City is planning a ‘Culture Mile’ bringing art, culture and creativity into the square mile, old medieval alleyways and courtyards are being opened up, and yet more skyscrapers are being built and planned. This walk will give you a real flavour of the ‘new city’ rising to the challenge of life post Brexit.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:

Email: wfriendsevents@gmail.com and we will provide details for payment. Bookings and full payment must be made in advance. Cost: £20 for Friends and £30 for non-friends (to cover the cost of becoming a Friend). Travel is not included in this cost. We can offer a maximum of 20 places and these will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

GETTING THERE:
We will meet at Ealing Broadway tube station at 9.15 am and travel on the Central Line to St Pauls where the walk will commence. For those who wish to meet there, we will meet outside Café Nero – Exit 2 of the station shortly before 10.30 am. The walk will start promptly at 10.30 am. It lasts approximately 2 ½ hours and will finish near Liverpool Street Station.

Diana Kelsey who is leading the walk suggests that if you are feeling worried and depressed about London’s future post Brexit, you should come on this walk and be encouraged. Diana admits that she was an ardent ‘Remainer’, but as she guides round the City she is buoyed by the sheer scale of redevelopment and the confidence of the City and its foreign investors. Despite the many cataclysmic events that have shaken the City to its foundations: sometimes literally such as the Great Fire and the Blitz and sometimes economically such as the end of Empire, the City has always found a way to survive and succeed. Brexit is yet another of these events. In response, the City has developed a new strategy that focuses on promoting London and the City in particular as a great place to live and work. For the first time residential complexes are being developed, the City is planning a ‘Culture Mile’ bringing art, culture and creativity into the square mile, old medieval alleyways and courtyards are being opened up, and yet more skyscrapers are being built and planned. This walk will give you a real flavour of the ‘new city’ rising to the challenge of life post Brexit.

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