Thursday, November 12, 2009

City Slet 01

City Slets are jogging routes linking sites of architectural interest. On route we perform synchroinised exercises and learn more about buildings in the square mile.

The first of our City Slets on 8th November started at Postman's Park and ended in the Barbican taking us 1hr 10 mins.

Start Postman’s Park - jog up over to Museum of London - descend grim staircase down to old city wall - explore herb garden of the Barber-Surgeons' Hall - up modern staircase to walk way leading you through to old Midland Bank and Alphage Tower - descend stairs to the Salter’s Hall to gardens - back up the stairs passing the bottom of Alphage Tower - jog over walk down to the Charted Insurance Institute to the Brewers' Hall in Aldermanbury Square - pass under 5 Aldermanbury Square designed by Eric Parry Architects to ‘bears claws’ - turn left onto Wood Street opposite Richard Roger’s Daiwa Building - pass police station take first left down Love Lane once known for its brothels - to Guildhall trace outline of Roman amphitheatre - down side street onto the Girdler’s Hall, Basinghall Avenue - turn onto Coleman Street - cross road over to Moorfields Street - up escalators of Moorgate entrance to Barbican Centre - through disused office blocks - follow Speed Walk to Beech Gardens, Bryer Court

Over course of the next three months we will be doing three more City Slets in the square mile. Sign up for our next Slet

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