Where and When
Our third Meetup at the Crosse Keys pub located at 9 Gracechurch Street in the City of London will be on Tuesday 9th May from 6.30 p.m. onwards. The second meeting went well which was helped by the pub being unusually quiet as it was the day after a statutory holiday. We hope this will be true for this Tuesday as well.
We now plan to be in a downstairs room on the ground floor at the back. There are two rooms so we will choose the less busy one.
As a reminder, the pub is an enormous Wetherspoons pub that is only about five minutes walk from Bank station and around ten minutes walk from Liverpool Street station. Is is easily walkable from London Bridge station although it might be worth catching a bus over the bridge and getting off at the first stop after the bridge if one happens to conveniently appear.
For those familiar with the area, the pub is just to the south of Leadenhall Market on the other side of the road.
From Bank Underground station. If you exit at Bank Junction, where a lot of roadworks connected with pedestrianisation are taking place, we recommend you head for Lombard Street which is just to the left of St Mary Woolnoth Church. There is a short cut possible to the rear entrance of the pub but on the first occasion we recommend continuing to the end of the road and turning left at the traffic lights into Gracechurch Street.
Alternatively, use the new Cannon Street exit, turn left out the station and follow the main road. This is very slightly longer than from the Bank Junction exits but there is not a lot in it.
From Liverpool Street station you need to exit onto Bishopsgate and head south. Look out for Leadenhall Market on you left and the pub is shortly afterwards on your right.
Buses The nearest bus stops are stops T and U on Gracechurch Street.Gracechurch St/Monument stop T which is for northbound buses and is served by buses 35, 47, 149, 344 and 388. Opposite stop T is stop U which is the southbound Fenchurch Street stop and is served by 35, 47, 149, 344 and 388. Please note that route 133 no longer serves Gracechurch Street so, if using bus 133 northbound, alight at Bank Station/King William Street.
Map and Route Planner
Food and Drink
We cannot verify the food available but on the Wetherspoons app there appears to be an enormous choice. The app also lists the drinks available.
Finding Us Inside The Pub
The plan this time is to meet at one of the downstairs rooms from 6.30 p.m. onward as it seems that the upstairs area is closed off on less busy days. We will try to have a large note on the table with ‘London Reconnections’ and/or a suitable railway book on display in case there are those who do not know us. We suggest you initially try downstairs at the back and if we are not obviously there then try upstairs.
Look forward to seeing you there