Autumn Public Walks 21st to 27th November

Autumn; what a splendidly spiffing time to go on a guided walk.

Tonight I can offer you a chilly evening enlivened by Along the Thames an entertaining pub walk with fabulous views of the City, and the prospect of mulled wine.

Meet outside Blackfriars tube station for 7pm.

Monday 24th November, two walks of must visit places for anyone coming to London.P1140858

In the morning it’s Greenwich, travelling there by boat on the Thames, and finishing just in time for a lunch in one of Greenwich’s many eateries. Meeting at Tower Hill, by the Tramcar coffee stop for 10.30. Continue reading

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Lost Rivers and Lost Pubs

I was walking along Brook Drive earlier today. I wasn’t working, although it does feature in my Elephant and Castle walk. Brook Drive is a boundary between Southwark and Lambeth, though the Whytefleete, the brook that gies it its name is underground these days. And, as well as being home to Lembit Ōpik – I think he’s still there anyway – it has an appeal to film makers.
These eagles adorn a pub that has been turned into a block of flats. The pub was the Two Eagles, but there are at least four on the roof.

Two Eagles

Two Eagles


I’ve seen it in a French film whose title I forget, but where London is shown in relentless driving rain day after day. I think it also featured in The Krays, but if you can confirm that or correct me, please do. Continue reading