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Sign up for our mouth-wateringly good lunchtime walks
How can we get everyone working at Angel fitter, more engaged with the area, meeting other businesses, and improve air quality all at the same time? Lunchtime walks, of course.
We’ve teamed up with Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association to develop a series of walks exclusively for angel.london businesses. Walks will explore a cornucopia of Angel Delights including stories of murders and martyrs, a gastronomic history past and present, hidden corners and oases, weird and wonderful shopping, and culture past and present .
We’ll also develop interesting backstreet routes from Old Street, King’s Cross and Highbury so you can walk in from the station avoiding polluted roads.
The fortnightly walks will last 45mins (you can still grab lunch), can be designed for 10,000 steps, and are open to anyone working for any angel.london member. angel.london will subsidise some, and others will cost £5pp. Book your space now at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 12 October
For the People – Arrows to Aeronautics
Visit the modernist housing estate designed by the man who believed that “nothing is too good for ordinary people”, the spot where a young girl had a miraculous escape from a flying arrow and consequently improved life chances for local children and the a venerable institute where the “poorer classes” acquired cutting-edge skills.Thursday October 19A New Lease of Life – Cargo to ConstructionA brisk walk down the City Road brings us to Islington’s growing Skyscraper Corridor. Discover the transformation which is changing City Road Basin from an relic of the industrial past to a place for business and leisure activities.Says Jo Lacey of Cancer Research: “Our Thursday lunchtimes have been brightened up by the excellent, knowledgeable and engaging Clerkewnwell & Islington Guides, bringing the history of Islington Angel alive with their intriguing and funny stories of the history, people and buildings – we have a whole new view of our local area.”