I’ll ‘fess up; I forgot to say that I was doing the Greenwich walk yesterday. However, I shall be leading it prett often over the next few months, as well as the Bermondsey walk, so I shall add those into Dates for Your Diary.
This Saturday 15th November it’s your once in six month chance to join me on the public Vauxhall tour, Viva Vauxhall!
Vauxhall is so much more than a transport hub and multi-lane pedestrian nightmare. Think Lily Savage, pleasure gardens, James Bond, community spirit, hymns ancient and modern. Throw in a garden designed with the help of Dan Pearson, mosaics hidden in railway arches, alpacas, and cake, yes lots of cake. Or Welsh rarebit and real tea served in cosy-covered teapots. Yum!
On Sunday 16th November it’s time for C the City. Again, this walk only appears on the public programme once every six months. It’s a fun walk; a kind of I Spy in the City.
If it begins with C you might see it on this walk and hear the stories about why it is here; cheese, camels, Churchill, cranes…See if you can spot them before I say them. And bring a camera if you have one. We had a lot of fun, and quite a bit of competitiveness, with this one earlier in the year. At the start and end of the walk there are also opportunities to ‘see’ the City from higher up.
It’s a cracker!
We meet at 10.45 outside St Paul’s tube exit 2.
Both these walks last around two hours and cost £9 to join, or a mere £7 if you are over £65 or a full-time student.
On Monday 17th November I shall be guiding inside Westminster Abbey. We meet outside Westminster tube Exit 4 for 10.45. In addition to the cost of the tour there is a £15 entrance fee.
Still on Monday, but in the afternoon, I shall be leading a tour of the highlights of the British Museum. Meet me outside Holborn tube on Kingsway at 2.15. There is no entrance fee to the museum, so for this one you just pay for the tour.