Saturday, November 6, 2010

Resting Slet

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last couple of years. For various reasons we have decided to rest Slet until summer 2011. We aim to publish a Slet manual in the near future and will keep you all updated regarding future developments via this blog.

Murals by Dorothy Annan made for BT Building 1960, 70 Farringdon Rd - exercise point on City Slet 4 route.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rook in the Rain

A very big thank you to everyone who braved the rain to join Slet for Alton!

The sletters wore t-shirts with bird silhouettes made during a print workshop the previous weekend at Wandsworth YIP on the Alton Estate. A new Slet exercise 'The Rook' was introduced to our routine after we discovered Roehampton means 'farm where rooks gather'.

Photographs by Sam Brown

Monday, April 26, 2010

Invitation to join Slet for Alton

You are invited to join Slet for Alton

2.40 - 3.30 pm
Saturday 8 May 2010

Green slope on Danebury Avenue and Portswood Place
Alton Estate
London SW15 4ED

Slet for Alton is a synchronised keep-fit event for all ages and is part
of Wandsworth Arts Festival's Shimmy Dance 2 - 4 pm 8 May 2010 on the
Alton Estate. Other activities include - b supreme girl hip hop groups -
Roehampton University Cheerleaders - Free Running from UpBEAT and
Parkour professional Chima - Craft workshops from Encounters

This Slet event celebrates the modernist architecture of the Alton Estate,
Roehampton, built 1958-9 and designed by London County Council Architects
Hubert Bennett, Leslie Martin & Robert H Mathew.

Nearest rail: Barnes Station (then bus 72 or 265 up Roehampton Lane)
Buses to Danebury Avenue 170 or 430

Free and for all levels of fitness
Booking not essential - bring friends and family!
Exercise wear and trainers advisable

For more information phone 07905 964825 or email

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Circus to Temple

City Slet 04, the fourth of a series of architecture and exercise trails in London's square mile.

The fourth of our City Slets on 28th March started at Holborn Circus and ended at Middle Temple taking us about 1hr.

Starting from outside St Andrews on Holborn Circus head down New Fetter Lane to New Street Square – exit top of square and down Stonecutter St. turning left onto Farringdon Rd - pass Dorothy Annan’s murals running towards Holborn Viaduct - take stairs on left up onto viaduct cross over and down stairs on other side back down onto Farringdon road again – cross over take right up Charterhouse St. - running up side of Smithfields market – turn right into the Grand Avenue, the heart of the old market – pass through and out other side - turn right onto West Smithfield then down Smithfield St. and left up Snow Hill - cross Holborn Viaduct through to City Thameslink into Fleet Place - taking the lower left exit of square onto Old Bailey - turn right towards Ludgate Hill - cross road and down Black Friars Lane - opposite the Apothecaries Hall double back on yourself by turning right down a passage with Rupert Spira wall tiles – run down steps at end crossing New Bridge Street - run down Bride Lane to St Brides - turn left out onto St Brides Passage pass through the Lytens building turning right onto Salisbury Court, then left onto Fleet Street – turn left again into Hood Court a white tiled court yard - exit to the right onto Whitefriars St cross road run through another courtyard out onto Bouverie St - turn left running down towards the river take right up Tudor St and into Inner Temple through to Temple Churn and then to Middle Temple ending at the fountain.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

City Slet 04

You are invited to join City Slet 04

Sunday 28 March 2010

Meet outside St Andrews Church, Holborn Circus
Nearest tube: Farringdon

City Slet 04 is the fourth in a series of architecture and exercise trails
in London's square mile. Documentation from City Slet 01-03 can be found on previous blogs.

Please be advised this exercise trail is for adults of moderate fitness as
we will jog between architectural sites. The trail will end at Temple.

Free but booking essential
Please RSVP to

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Barbican to Cheapside

City Slet 03 was our third architecture and exercise trail in London's square mile.

The third of our City Slets on 21st February started at the Silk Street entrance of the Barbican, and ended in the grounds of St. Paul’s on Cheapside taking us 1hr 10 mins.

Start at Barbican, Silk Street - turn left onto to Beech St running through underpass - turn right jog through walled garden area of Golden Lane Estate and out onto Fann St - turn left onto Aldersgate St. running towards Barbican tube - turn right onto Smithfield Long Lane - turn left onto Cloth Street and right down Middle St. which turns into Cloth Fair - enter into St. Bartholomew-the-Great churchyard gate, exiting through main gate - turn left down to St. Bartholomew Hospital running through two archways to the fountain in the inner courtyard - out onto Little Britain - turn right onto King Edward St. jogging down to Christ Church & gardens - cross over Newgate St into Paternoster Square - take a right into Bishop’s Court - cross over Ave Maria Lane to Stationer's Hall Court - jog across Ludgate Hill and down small street called Ludgate Square towards St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe - run round side of the church and down its main steps - crossing Queen Victoria Street - run up the steps of Banbury House, BT - at top turn left to Seven Ages of Man sculpture - run down steps to your left back onto Queen Victoria Street - turn right running up road towards St. Benets Church, Paul’s Wharf - to reach it go under pedestrian underpass - run up steps - turn left at top running towards the river - run down steps on your left and onto the embankment run towards the Millennium Bridge - up steps on left towards St. Paul's - turn right onto Upper Thames with Salvation Army HQ on corner - cross road to St. Nicholas Church to the stone benches - turn right up Distaff Lane behind church and out onto Cannon St. - cross over jogging through gardens behind St. Pauls - end near 5 Cheapside.

To explore a new patch of the square mile join us for City Slet 04 on 28th March. Please sign up

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

City Slet 03

You are invited to join City Slet 03

11.30am -12.45pm
Sunday 21 February 2009

Meet at Barbican Centre
Just inside Silk Street entrance
Nearest tube: Moorgate (Barbican is likely to be closed, check
before travelling)

City Slet 03 is the third in a series of architecture and exercise trails
in London's square mile.

Please be advised this exercise trail is for adults of moderate fitness as
we will jog between architectural sites. The trail will end near St Pauls.

Free but booking essential
Please RSVP to