We hope you can join us this Sunday, 22 May 2016, for our latest easy-going ride around the London cityscape.
On this ride we will be looking at the ‘Premier Streets’ of London – some of the the most desirable, opulent and expensive streets in the county.
The Monopoly Board for London ranks Mayfair and Park Lane as the highest value streets in London which, to a certain extent, is still true. But the desirable parts of town have varied since the Monopoly board was devised with roads in Hampstead, Chelsea and Kensington rivalling the Monopoly favourites in different decades.
Wartime damage and the fashion for motorised suburbia drew money away from the centre of town which then came back as traffic congestion made outer London less attractive.
In the twenty first century overseas investment has prioritised public transport connections which has led to an explosion of towers near underground and rail stations.
This ride, starting at Buckingham Palace, will cover some 20 miles including a few busy streets and a steep hill, ending up in Regent’s Park. We may visit Number One London (Apsley House) cost £6.50 or Leighton House (£10) or Kenwood House (free) if time permits.
Ride Sunday 22 May 2016 – Meet 10:20 for 10:30 start at corner of Constitution Hill and Buckingham Palace (opposite Queen Victoria monument). We will have to leave promptly to avoid the Changing of the Guards crowds. End time after 5.00pm at Regent’s Park. Bikes with gears recommended for the hills. We will stop for lunch or bring sandwiches.