Thursday, 24 December 2015

#BobCratchit2015 – A Wander From Cornhill to Camden Town Stave 2/5

Adam writes…

Yesterday, in honour of Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, I walked from Cornhill to Camden Town, the "commute" made by Scrooge's lowly clerk from work to home.

This first post features Cornhill to London Wall…





In A Christmas Carol, Bob slides down a slide 20 times in honour of Christmas Eve. Sadly, no such opportunity presented itself in 2015.




Christmas Present: Bob would have known the Royal Exchange…



… and the Mansion House (without cranes, buses and vans, of course)…



… here's a more contemporary view



Xmas Yet To Come… 1 Poultry, which replaced the English Gothic splendour of the old Mappin & Webb building. 


Mappin & Webb had yet to set up shop at Poultry in 1843 (when A Christmas Carol was published) but was already a going concern having been founded in Sheffield in 1775.




The view from London Wall looking toward Camden Town… slightly (ahem) obscured in 2015


Next… London Wall to Little Britain



A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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