Central London Black History Afternoon Walk


Sun May 19th


Judith S


Free to members, £10 supplement for attendees from Meetup


A revised walk from the event in February. A 5-mile walk across central London devised for Black History Month from the Windrush Memorial in Waterloo in the Southeast to Grenfell Tower in the Northwest. Armed with stories researched by a UCL lecturer about the lives of a number of highly significant black campaigners, we will visit the statue of Mary Seacole at St Thomas's Hospital, cross to Westminster Green to hear about some leading 17th and 18th century anti-slavery campaigners and their remarkable influence. Tiffin will hopefully be available at St James Church, Piccadilly. Short-cutting some of the time travel we will tube it from Bond Street to Paddington. We will then hear about some significant events which led to the start of the Notting Hill Carnival in the 1960s. Crossing through parts of Maida Vale, we will finish at the Grenfell Tower. We may drift into an excellent pub near Portobello Road for further local savouring purposes.


Lots of choices on route


Waterloo is on the Jubilee, Bakerloo, Northern, and Waterloo & City Lines. Latimer Road is on Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.


2:00pm prompt outside Windrush Memorial, Waterloo, SE1 8SW


Around 6:00pm at Grenfell Tower, Ladbroke Grove, W11 1TG (2 minutes' walk to Latimer Road Station)


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