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Virtual Walk on Strand

A virtual walk looking at some of the oddities to be found on and around Strand.

One in a series of London talks at The Step. On the first Thursday of each month Peter Berthoud, a London Guide and Writer, looks at an unusual aspect of London’s history in this relaxed North London cafe, bar and gallery.

The December talk will be a virtual walk looking at some of the oddities to be found on and around Strand.

As you travel along this former beach you will see, London’s, possibly the world’s, first wine bar, the scene of an elephant’s execution and the oldest family-run shop of its type on earth. You will also see a bizarre sculpture that most people have never noticed, a back-to-front church and the city’s largest clock face, no, not that one!

You will also learn about the death of the bowler hat, the birth of blue plaques, see a Victorian “Apps Store” and a steeple that should never have been and we’ll finish our tour in the close company of Dracula.

The talk will last an hour including an opportunity to ask questions and to look at some rare books. You can also enjoy a drink or a snack during or after the talk if you like.


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Date and Time:

6 December 2012 at :00 pm


1 hour



The Step
101 Myddleton Road
N22 8NE
020 33022412
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Organised by:

Discovering London
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£5 / £3.50 concessions

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Or call The Step on 020 33022412 or email info@thestep.co.uk

Additional Information:

The Step is located in the Bowes Park conservation area. They serve delicious locally sourced food and tasty drinks and sell handmade gifts by the best designer-makers.

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