Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 28 September 2014: Almshouses

Join us this Sunday, 28 September 2014, for a leisurely ride exploring the relatively unknown world of London’s historic almshouses.

Almshouses in Burgess Park, SE5 on

The first in a series, we will be exploring 10 of these fascinating buildings which are often overlooked, or even hidden from view.

Founded by Girdlers, Victuallers and Watermen, some have changed use over the years, but all retain their quiet serenity in an increasingly busy metropolis.

We will begin at the Friendly Society Almshouse in Burgess Park, SE5 (pictured right) and then cycle through Camberwell to Peckham where we will stop for lunch near Peckham Rye before heading off to Penge via Dulwich.

Our journey will be taken at an easy-going pace, but there will be one steep and hilly stretch towards the end.  The ride will finish approximately mid-afternoon at the Free Watermen and Lightermen’s Almshouse on Penge High Street (below).

Meet  Sunday 28 September 2014 at 10:15am for a 10.30am start, in front of the café at Chumleigh Garden in Burgess Park (SE5 0RJ).  If you arrive early there will be time for a coffee before we head off. The ride will finish in Penge at approximately 4pm.

All welcome – no need to book. If you have any queries please contact ride organiser Lizzy Jamieson (contact 07961 117698).

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