This Saturday, 3 October 2015, join us for an easygoing ride looking at some of London’s historic almshouses.
Join us for the second in our series of leisurely rides exploring London’s historic almshouses. Sometimes hidden and very often overlooked, these early examples of social housing were built to provide shelter for elderly people in need. Originally paid for by a mixture of city livery companies, wealthy business men and noble women many survive on the London cityscape today. Some have changed use over the years, but all appear calm and peaceful in our increasingly busy city.
This easygoing morning ride will concentrate on almshouses in Chelsea, Victoria and Southwark.
Meet Saturday 3 October 2015 10:15am for 10:30 start outside Hopton’s Almshouses, Hopton Street SE1 9JJ. The ride will finish at about 1.30pm at the Royal Hospital Chelsea where there is a café for anyone who would like lunch afterwards.
All welcome, no need to book. If you have any queries please contact ride organiser Lizzy Jamieson (07961 117698)