The Walworth Walk

I’ll be leading the Walworth Old and New walk Saturday 3rd December, meeting outside Kennington tube station at 10.45am.

From the Saxons to the present day, Walworth has had many incarnations.

Famous as the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin, Walworth has belonged to a court jester, temporarily housed St Thomas’ Hospital, seen the first giraffes in a public collection in the United Kingdom, been the force behind achieving age related pensions, and has been mentioned in literature from Charles Dickens to Muriel Spark. Continue reading


Visitez Londres

I’ve just enjoyed a few days off and now I am back.

London is getting busier, with a noticeable increase in visitors over the past few weeks, including school groups from across the UK and abroad.

I have had several French groups; eleven- and twelve-year-olds on their first trip to London. They have traced the steps of Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare; seen the guard change and had their photographs taken with the mounted soldiers at Horseguards.