Public Walks 22nd, 23rd, 24th October

It’d be lovely to see you on one or all of the three public walks I am doing this week.

Cathedral

Cathedral


All you have to do is turn up at the tube station at the correct time, hand over £9 (£7 if you are over 65 or a full-time student), and I’ll take you for a walk lasting around two hours.
Poppies in the Moat

Poppies in the Moat


What could be easier? Or nicer? Continue reading

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Fair Weather for Fair Maids

After a damp and cool few days, the weather is set fair for the weekend, just in time for Fair Maids, Feminists and Philanthropists, a walk in north Southwark featuring women. Some of the names will be familiar, others have somehow dropped from sight, although their work and influence lives on. Some were infamous, others famous.


Even if you think you know this patch of London between Southwark tube and Borough High Street, I’m willing to bet you’ll learn something new.
Join me this Saturday, 1st June at 10.45 outside Southwark station for a two hour guided walk.
The cost is just £9, or £7 for over 65s and full-time students.
You’ll be able to recognise me as I shall be wearing my Blue Badge, and holding some London Walks leaflets.

Two Southwark Walks

I’m leading two walks in my home borough of Southwark over the next couple of weeks.
Every December the Walworth walk is timed to coincide with the Open Studios at Pullen’s Yards, a great place to find unusual and unique presents by a range of artists.

Iliffe Yard


The walk starts outside Kennington tube at 10.45 Saturday 1st December and follows a route that includes the site of the zoological gardens, the street where Charlie Chaplin was born, the pub that spawned a county cricket club, a John Soane church and much more. Continue reading

Fair Maids, Feminists and Philanthropists

by Darrell Berry

It’s a walk that corrects the balance. The stars wear petticoats, not pantaloons. Women may not apear as often as men in the history books, but that doesn’t mean they have been sitting at home twiddling their thumbs. Far from it. Knitting up a storm more like. From princesses to prostitutes, they have made their mark and shaped the world we live in today. Some have relied their looks, others their wit. Continue reading