The Alpine Trail 8
The Slalom Around London in Search of the Man in the Box
Friday 13 April 2012
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The AT8 Route has been chosen, and there are four brand new establishments to an Alpine Trail, joining for the very first time.
AT8 begins in the Cittie of Yorke – No, not the walled city in the north of England and home of York Minster, but the public house in High Holborn, a hostelry site which dates back to 1430 (though the current building was erected in the 1920s). We begin there between 6-6.40pm.
From there we head west, along High Holborn paying a visit to Princess Louise, then The Crown on New Oxford Street, before shimmying around the corner to The Angel on St Giles High St.
Then it’s back on to familiar Fitzrovian territory; The Bricklayers Arms, The Blue Posts and finally, our home – The Champion.
Since the Alpine Memorial Trail in September, our Man in the Box has risen once again, so it appears he wasn’t dead after all, merely ill. That accounts for his strength on his return to the pump, a measly 2.8%, so for the lager drinkers it’s Taddy all the way. But of course there is also Old Brewery too!
A map of the Trail is below, with confirmed route timings. Follow on Twitter @alpinetrail for the latest.
6.00pm-6.40pm: The Cittie of Yorke - Stop Number One
22 High Holborn, WC1V 6BS
6.35pm-7.15pm: The Princess Louise – Stop Number Two
208-209 High Holborn, WC1V 7BW
7.10pm-7.50pm: The Crown – Stop Number Three
51 New Oxford St, WC1A 1BL
7.45pm-8.25pm: The Angel - Stop Number Four
61 St Giles High St, WC2H 8LE
8.20pm-9.00pm: The Bricklayers Arms - Stop Number Five
31 Gresse Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1QY
8.55pm-9.35pm: The Blue Posts - Stop Number Seven
81 Newman St, W1T 3EU
THE CHAMPION – Home
The Final Stop
12-13 Wells St, W1T 3PA
AT8 Route Map