Queen Elizabeth Walk


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The Queen Elizabeth Walk is a promenade located at the Esplanade Park within the Downtown Core district of the Central Area of Singapore.

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Queen Elizabeth Walk And The Trail Extension Commemorating the coronation of 1953, this path offers a delightful walk to the river (0.5 mile). On the left, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust occupies 100 acres of former farmland and later reservoirs. Peter Scott, the naturalist, successfully fought to prevent urban sprawl here and created this home for rare waterbirds. On the other side lies Barn Elms, once the site of the medieval manor house. Sir Francis Walsingham received Elizabeth I here. He was Elizabeth I'd notorious spymaster, head of a network of domestic and foreign spies, rather like the combined heads of Mi5 and Mi6 today. In the 18th century the manor house became the "Kit-Cat Club" with famous Whig party members. Finally it was the exclusive Ranelagh Polo Club with a golf course, fishing lake and more members who were famous names of the day. The club closed in 1939. In 1954 the by then derelict house was destroyed by fire. The gatehouse can be seen at the start of this walk and what remains of the lake further along.

Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, United Kingdom where it was