London Venue Information

Here is some information about our 2 day INWA Nordic Walking Instructor course at Button House in  Hackbridge. Both days of the Course will begin at 9am and finish at 5pm with a break for lunch and breaks throughout the day.  You are welcome to arrive a little before this if you would like to settle into the venue, as  John Horton (National Trainer) will be setting up from 8.45am. 


Finding the venue:  

Button House 

6 Spinning Wheel Way, 


SM6 7GD Wallington 


 Here is a link to website.  

Button House, Hackbridge | Retirement Community in London | Brio Retirement 


Getting there: 


Button House is in the London Borough of Sutton, just nine miles south of Charing Cross Station, situated opposite Hackbridge railway station. 


The area is extremely well-served with transport links including approximately half hour journeys to London Victoria (by train) and Gatwick Airport (by car). 


It is very close to a large park but also has small public park opposite 



There is parking available in the car park at Button house. 


In the unlikely event of the car park at Button House being full there is parking at Hackbridge railway station (65 spaces). The daily cost for weekdays is £7:10 

Prebooking is available 



 Local accommodation 


Some suggestions for local accommodation 


Dules Head Hotel 

6 Manor Rd, Wallington SM6 0AA 


The Greyhound hotel  

2 High St, Carshalton SM5 3PE 


Premier Inn London Sutton 

St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1AT 


IBIS London Sutton Point 

8 Sutton Plaza, Sutton Court Rd, London SM1 4FS 





What to bring: 


  • Training materials will be provided on the course including the INWA manual.  
  • Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear, trainers or walking shoes are preferable to walking boots.  Please bring a pair of indoor shoes as well in order to keep the classroom from getting too muddy/dirty. 
  • We will spend prolonged periods each day outdoors, regardless of the weather, so please make sure you bring full waterproofs/sun cream/sun hat etc. 
  • It is good idea to have water and a snack available whilst working outdoors, although try not to overload yourself. 
  • Please ensure you have a pad and pen to make notes. 
  • If you require poles, please let the office know. Feel free to bring your own (although it is nice to try others out!)



Your National Trainer is John Horton. John has been Nordic Walking for around 8 years and became a National Trainer in 2019. He is also a freelance paramedic (ask him about covering the World Cup in Qatar!) and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office. 

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