It might not have been everyone’s idea of a birthday walk, but this group of friends booked me to take them on a tour of the City on the theme of slavery. Continue reading “Group photo, bespoke tour”
Hey ho, it’s back to school they go. Meaning London is quieter as well as cooler. The crowds in the museums and galleries are thinning out and there are hints of autumn in the air.
For a Keatsian moment visit the British Museum. You could contact me to arrange a private tour, or come on a public tour. I’ll be there this afternoon, 22nd August, meeting outside Russell Square tube at 2.15, and again next Monday,27th August, at 2.30.
The City is endlessly fascinating. Such a small area packs an impressive punch. I am always happy to lead bespoke tours around the Square Mile on a variety of subjects and themes.
The sun is shining, the skies are blue, it’s not too hot – perfect for getting out and about and exploring.
These public walks are ones where you just turn up at the start point, pay £10 (cash only) and join the tour. There is no need to prebook. I’ll be wearing my Blue Badge, the badge only qualified, professional guides are awarded.
Monday 4th June:
Greenwich, meet 10.15 outside Tower Hill tube, opposite the tram coffee stop. The tour finishes in Greenwich at 1pm. We take the boat to Greenwich so there is an additional charge of £6.50 for this tour.
British Museum, meet 2.30 outside Russell Square tube opposite where Barry sells freshly squeezed orange juice and other refreshments. Continue reading “This week’s public walks, 4th-9th June inclusive”
As well as leading walk for families, companies and individuals, I lead a number of tours where members of the public can join me and pay an individual fee. Today, Saturday, I was working in the Palace of Westminster, aka the Houses of Parliament; a prestigious establishment and one that happily kept me out of the rain.
If the weather forecast is correct, I should remain dry tomorrow too, as the rain is due to die away as I begin C the City at 10.45 outside St Paul’s tube station, exit 2. Continue reading “The week’s public walks, from 13th May 2018”
This week the public walks I am doing are:
Monday: British Museum highlights, meet outside Russell Sq tube station for 2.30
Wednesday: Old London – St Paul’s to the Tower, meet outside x2 St Paul’s station for 2.15
Thursday: The Famous Old Square Mile, meet outside Monument station for 11.00
Saturday: C the City, meet meet outside x2 St Paul’s station for 2.30
I found my camera.
Here are the hens at the end of our walk.
Okay, it’s out of context and not appropriate to joy and jollity, but unfortunately I can’t think of a Shakespeare quotation about happy hens.
On Saturday afternoon I had a private walk booked. I knew nothing about the clients until a day or so in advance: a hen party.
So, if you were about to get married and decided that your hen party should be a guided walk, what would be the subject of that walk?
I put the question to my morning group who were coming on a tour of very lovely Kennington, my Princes and Paupers walk. Jack the Ripper? suggested one, which earned him a surprised stare from myself. Serial killing of women as entertainment always strikes me as macabre, doubly or quadruply so for a hen party. Continue reading “Pretty Chickens”
Well actually I don’t know yet. But I soon shall. It’ll be announced at a dinner held at the Guildhall, the seat of City government, slap bang in the middle of the Square Mile; site of trials, executions, and the awarding of the Man Booker Prize.
It’s three hundred and fifty years since the City of London was devasted by a terrible fire, and there are any number of events commemorating the dreadful conflagration we know as the Great Fire of London.
You may already have been to the exhibition at the Museum of London. If not, make a date in your diary. It is well worth the visit. Continue reading “Fire! London’s Burning!”