A very long and feature packed day.
5.30am Welwyn to St Albans – St Albans Cathedral (17) and Abbey (8-9miles), then to Verulanium Park for St Albans Parkrun
9.30 10am St Albans to Brent Cross Shopping Centre to The Woodman Highgate and on to St Paul’s Cathedral (18) (32 miles)
[Total including Parkrun, 35 miles]
Flash mob arrival at St Pauls
There’s so much to pack in as we head into the heart of the capital. Not only that but the city has an important bearing on my family and some of the inspiration for the Big TOE. My great-great-great grandfather was Sir James Wainwright and as Treasurer he led the fundraising for the advancement of modern hospitalisation, refurbishing St Thomas’ Hospital in line with the guidance of Florence Nightingale. My mum was the fashion buyer for Liberty of London in the 60s, and helped introduce the catwalk to London working with Mary Quant.
Evening river walk or cycle – Fleet Street – Temple Church – Somerset House – Blackfriars Bridge – National Theatre – South Bank – St Thomas’ Hospital – Big Ben – Whitehall – The Mall – Buckingham Palace – St James Palace – The Ritz – Liberty of London – Trafalgar Square – Leicester Square – Chinatown – The Royal Opera House
Overnight: The Woodman, Highgate