Some of us get together to meet up at the Crosse Keys pub located at 9 Gracechurch Street in the City of London on the second Tuesday of the month. Regulars, irregulars and first timers are all very welcome. Normally at least a couple of us are there by 6.30 p.m.
We aim to meet in a downstairs room on the ground floor at the back. There are two rooms so we will choose the less busy one. In case it isn’t obvious who we are we generally try to have a sheet or two of paper on the table with ‘London Reconnections’ on it and possibly an obviously transport-related book lying around as a clue. We do not restrict ourselves to talking about transport and almost anything goes but we do try and discourage strong political opinion (easier said than done given how a lot of transport decisions are political).
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.
Dates in 2023
Remaining dates in 2023 are: 12th September, 10th October, 14th November and 12th December. We will confirm the December date nearer the time.
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 at Bank Station, 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 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.