Birthday 2023

You are cordially invited to my forthcoming birthday celebrations over the weekend of 18th/19th February. Partners welcome, of course.


Tankards, glasses and mugs at the slant from 11:15 in the Crosse Keys on Gracechurch Street in the City. As you enter look to your left and work round the room clockwise until you find us. I don’t expect the place to be busy.

Crosse Keys, 9 Gracechurch St, London EC3V 0DR
West side of the street, just north of Bell Inn Yard, opposite Robert Dyas/Bull’s Head Alley.
15 minutes walk across the river from London Bridge station.
5 minutes from Monument (Circle/District/Northern line) underground
10 minutes from Bank (Central, DLR, Northern line) underground or Cannon Street (national rail, Circle/District line) station.

Lunch at 1 pm at the Sugarloaf on Cannon and Queen Street.

If you are coming to the Sugarloaf, please let me know before Monday 13th so that I can confirm places with the pub. For the Crosse Keys just turn up.

SugarLoaf, 65 Cannon St, London EC4N 5AA
North side of the street at the junction with Queen Street
minutes from Bank (Central, DLR, Northern line) underground, Mansion House (Circle/District line) or Cannon Street (national rail, Circle/District line) station.


Lunch at the Angel on the river in Bermondsey.

We shall be walking via the Thames Path from London Bridge station. Meet at 12 noon (sharp!) outside the station on the upper level on the concourse outside the Red Wood sports pub. We’ll get to the Angel a little after 1pm for lunch. If you are not joining the Walk then transport links are below.

The Angel, 101 Bermondsey Wall E, London SE16 4NB
15 minutes walk from Rotherhithe Overground (head for the river and turn left/west/upstream).
Bus 47 or318 to Southwark Park (after alighting, walk back towards London Bridge, right into Cathay street and keep going until the pub hoves in view
). Both buses run from London Bridge.
Bermondsey station is closed as Jubilee Line not running.

If you are coming, please let me know ASAP so that I can confirm places with the pub as tables may be limited.


Catch us up by going to the river then east/right/downstream. The pub is on the riverfront.

TRAVEL INFORMATION for the weekend

  • No strikes are scheduled
  • TFL – some lines part closed – find out more
  • Jubilee line closed on the Sunday.
  • Obviously please check for National Rail closures.
  • Some of you are coming from Croydon. Services to London Bridge (and thence to Cannon Street for Saturday) are expected to be running as normal.