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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM OUR GUIDE: The NEW date is Saturday, 22 July 2017, 10.45 for 11am

The Historic Pubs of Wimbledon Village and Common

Venue: Meet at 10:45 at the Rose & Crown, Wimbledon Village

Travel: 93 bus from Wimbledon station stops right outside

Cost: £5 for members; £10 for non-members

With our usual guide, Roger Bone, LRG members, family, and friends have the opportunity to explore this very beautiful area of London, with its huge common and village centre.

Starting at the Rose and Crown Inn in Wimbledon Village (the 93 bus from Wimbledon Station stops outside the Inn), the walk will feature some of the most interesting stories of Wimbledon Village and Common centred on its famous historic pubs.

The walk will be circular, taking in the Village and the top of the Common, and starting and ending at the Rose and Crown Inn.

Pubs visited will include the Rose and Crown, Wimbledon’s oldest surviving pub dating from the 1650s; the Hand in Hand on the Common, a gem of a Victorian pub – formerly a grocer’s and bake shop from the 1860s; the Fox and Grapes, where Wimbledon’s famous 1988 FA Cup Final victory over Liverpool was celebrated by the Wimbledon players; and back to the Rose and Crown Inn. Participants can choose to have lunch at this pub, around 13:00 - 13:30, after the walk.

Stories will include the famous duels fought on the Common (one of which involved the Prime Minister William Pitt in 1798) and also the fascinating events surrounding Eagle and Cannizaro Houses and the first preservation of common land in England in 1871.


Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5.45 for 6pm

Guided Pub Walk - the Market Pubs of Smithfield and Charterhouse Square

Venue: Meet at 17:45 outside St Paul's Tube station

Travel: St Paul's Tube station

Cost: Free for members; £5 for non-members

The walk will feature the interesting stories of Smithfield Market, St Bart’s Hospital and Charterhouse Square, centred on its famous historic pubs.

Since March 2017, Charterhouse itself is now open to the public.

Pubs visited will include the Bishop’s Finger – a market pub full of interesting pictures of historic Smithfield; the Fox and Anchor – a completely unspoilt Art Nouveau pub built in 1898 full of character with its original furnishings and pictures; the Red Cow – a typical market pub from 1854 that used to be frequented by the late actor Peter Ustinov, who indulged in the landlord’s infamous fiery hot toddies; and the Hand and Shears, originally the 12th century alehouse of St Bart’s Hospital and now a gem of a Victorian pub where the walk ends at 20:30. Participants are welcome to stay for supper at the Hand and Shears (optional).

It is a short walk to St Paul’s tube station from the Hand and Shears.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017, from 10am to 4.30pm

EU Revision Workshop with Peter Workman and Brian Ross

Venue: Europe House, Smith Square, London SWP 3EU

Travel: Westminster and St James's Park Tube stations

Cost: £15 for members; £20 for non-members (to cover the cost of catering)

A workshop on revision methodology, during which the speakers and participants will discuss whether a systematic procedure for the task of revision is possible and desirable, and whether such a methodology can be applied to an actual translation.

This workshop is aimed at both translators revising their own work (self-revision) and those called upon to review the work of others (revision for a third party) either directly or for a translation company.

There will be two identical workshops, one in the morning, one in the afternoon.

Participants at either workshop can book for lunch, which will be served to both sets of participants and will offer an opportunity for networking and for further discussion.

When booking, please select the morning or afternoon session, in accordance with your preference and availability.