London walk Adventure.
4th September 2018 Doggett’s Coat and Badge race walk. £12 
Includes: -Watching part of the oldest continuing race in the world.   Guided all day London adventure walk with visits to Dr. Johnson House for a self-guided audio tour, plus a visit to the London Silver Vaults. Guided walk through the Inns of Court.
The Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager.
Each year, up to six watermen who have recently completed their river apprenticeships take part in the race, which has been held on the River Thames continuously since it was founded in 1715 to commemorate King George I's accession. It is thought to be the oldest continuing sporting contest in the World. The race is named after Thomas Doggett, an Irish actor, and comedian, who came to London in about 1690. Doggett lived in the village of Chelsea and made regular use of the Watermen of the Thames to take him to and from his places of work. 
Itinerary. 
We start the day at 10.45am when we meet at Chancery Lane Tube Station at exit 4. Then it is a short walk to Dr. Johnsons House where a self-guided tour awaits.  Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London.  Samuel Johnson, the writer, and wit lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret. Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.
Next, its free time for lunch before we make our way to Discover London's underground Silver Vaults buried far beneath Chancery Lane. This is the home to the world's largest collection of retail silver and believed to be impenetrable by thieves. Next, we weave our way through the Inns of Court of Lincolns Inn and Inner and Middle Temples. to be ready at 4pm to watch part of this year’s Doggett’s Coat & Badge Race from our vantage point on Waterloo Bridge.

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