Sunday, 21 August 2016

Old Kent Road (Londonopoly #7)

It has been a long time since we last visited the Londonopoly board (based on a well-known game that shall not be named for legal reasons) - as far back as February 2014 in fact.

We have visited some of the posher sites, so now it is time to visit the cheapest square on the board, good old Old Kent Road.

I was half expecting not to find any clocks at all, and this looked likely to be the case half way along the 1.3 km walk, but then Lord Nelson came to my rescue in true British swashbuckling heroic style.

Or rather in the form of the Lord Nelson pub on the corner of, where else, Trafalgar Avenue.

The Old Kent Road is not only the old road to Kent, but it is truly an old road. It is currently part of the A2, but before that was part of the Roman Watling Street, and the Roman's themselves merely upgraded an ancient Celtic trackway.

One upon a time the Old Kent Road had 39 pubs, but the Lord Nelson is the only one surviving (although several others are now bars).

And a fact I hadn't realised is that the Old Kent Road is the only location on the Monopoly board that is south of the Thames.

So good old Lord Nelson on the good old very old Old Kent Road.

I will try not to leave it another two years before another Londonopoly posting.

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