He says "The stretch I've chosen - Bank to Chancery Lane - was very near the
start of my second day on the Central Line. By that evening I'd done 27
miles out to West Ruislip (having completed 35 miles in from Epping the
day before) - but don't worry, we won't be that ambitious. Just a
pleasant 90-minute meander, taking in trivia and oddities from 2000
years of London history. Obviously there'll be plenty of Tube stuff in
there (such as why Chancery Lane has the shortest escalators on the
network) - but we'll also learn how far the sound of the Bow Bells
travelled ... see a pub where a WWI soldier's bayonet left an unusual
mark ... and discover a secret oasis of calm right in the middle of the
Future walks will include "the District Line where we’ll learn how long it's going to take Big Ben
to fall over ... the Piccadilly Line will reveal why Paul McCartney is
the only person allowed to whistle in the Burlington Arcade ... while
walking the Bakerloo Line we’ll discover how all-American Marlboro Man
actually owes his name to Soho."
Each walk takes approximately 90 minutes and costs £8. Mark says that's "Unless you’re
older than Churchill was when he became Prime Minister (65), or younger
than the number of stations on the Victoria Line (16), in which case
you’re welcome along for £6."
For this Sunday (8th April 2012)'s walk which starts at 2.30pm, meet outside exit 3 of Bank Tube station (by the statue of Wellington) or contact Mark for more details.