A Walk on the Wild Side: Lord Byron’s London

Dear Byron Society Member

Very unfortunately the joint event with Keats House has had to be postponed until next April.
However on 9 September, commencing at 6 pm there is to be a different event.

A Walk on the Wild Side: Lord Byron’s London
Though born in London Byron spent only four years in total in the capital before leaving London for good. It was in London ‘he woke up famous’, gambled in the London clubs, harassed his publisher, visited the theatre, attended bal masques and was involved with Lady Caroline Lamb. We visit the various places connected with his colourful life and those around him in London’s Regency West End.

The walk will be led by Guy Rowston who read English at Exeter College, Oxford. He has worked in theatre and television and is a London guide who lectures and teaches adult classes on various aspects of London history and life.

The starting point for the walk is at Green Park Underground Station by the Diana Fountain (parkside exit of station). We finish at Hyde Park Corner. The cost of attending the walk will be £5. For those who wish, dinner will be arranged at the Rose and Crown, Old Park Lane at the conclusion of the walk at an approximate cost of £25.

Please let me know if you intend to come on the walk, I am sorry for the fairly early start, this is because of the timing of sunset. I will consider a re-run on a Saturday morning if there is sufficient interest.