A visit to the City of London Police Museum with optional walk
Thursday 17 August 2017: Meet 2:00 pm
Walk 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Visit to Police Museum 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Optional tea: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
It is fast becoming a tradition that Peter Twist and Keith Bottomley offer a Ward Walk in August for members that have not abandoned the City for coastal or country climes! 2017 does not disappoint!
This year it will culminate with a short visit to the new location of the City Police Museum in Aldermanbury introduced by ex Met Police officer and City Guide, Simon Stephenson. You will learn of the history of the City’s own police force and see items reflecting incidents such as the murder of Catherine Eddowes – the final victim of Jack the Ripper and the Siege of Sidney Street.
There is also a surprise in this visit which we are sure you will all enjoy!
After the visit a cream tea, consisting of scones, clotted cream, jam and choice of tea will be offered at Millie's Lounge, one of nine restaurants in the fabulous 3.000 square metre former banking hall of the Ned, the City of London's remarkable new luxury hotel in the former Midland Bank Headquarters in Poultry.
Cost: The walk and Museum are free of charge. Optional cream tea £10 per person, service not included. A more elaborate afternoon tea, which includes sandwiches and cake, is available at £22. Booking is essential. Payment on the day.
Ward Walk: From Monument to the Guildhall with the City's new developments, hidden corners and secret alleyways revealed by the Club's Committee's own Common Councilman and one of its three City of London Guides. Meet by the Monument, close to the Fish Street Hill exit of Monument Underground Station at 2:00 pm.
Visit to Police Museum: If not participating in the walk meet at door of Musuem in Aldermanbury at 3:15 pm.