So you’ve written your cards, wrapped the presents, decorated the tree and planned the menu for Christmas Day. What now? You don’t want to twiddle your thumbs until 25th December.
And you certainly don’t want to join the increasingly desperate shoppers in the big stores.
Well, London is your oyster. Tomorrow, Monday 14th I am again taking the boat to Greenwich with a self-selected group for a guided tour.
Royal Naval College
You can be one of their number simply by meeting me outside Tower Hill tube station by the Tramshed Coffee Stop for 10.30 and handing over £15.50. That’s £10 for the tour and £5.50 for the boat. If you are over 65, or a full-time card carrying student then you get a reduction of £2 on the tour.
If you are planning a later start to the day, I’ll be outside Russell Square tube station for 2.30 ready to lead a tour inside the British Museum.
Wednesday 16th I’ll be guiding at the Tower of London, meet me at Tower Hill tube by the Tramshed Coffee stop for 11.00. Continue reading →
A new month and a new week of walks, culminating on Saturday morning with one on my home patch that finishes at some wonderful artists’ studios.
Monday 1st December:
In the morning I’ll be leading a tour of Greenwich. We’ll be travelling there by boat on the Thames, and finishing just in time for a lunch in one of Greenwich’s many eateries. Bring your camera and prepare to enjoy thsi splendid spot so near to central London, yet a world apart.
Meet at Tower Hill, by the Tramcar coffee stop for 10.30.
In the afternoon I shall be guiding the highlights of one of the most celebrated museums in the world – the British Museum*, or BM, as it is familiarly known.
Meet me outside Holborn tube on Kingsway for 2.15.
Tuesday 2nd December:
Away from the Christmas shoppers, we’ll be exploring Old Westminster. We’ll see the private and public faces of Westminster: the famous and familiar – Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster – and the quiet streets just a stone’s throw away.
Meet me at Westminster tube, exit 4 for 2pm. Continue reading →
A week ago, I posted a small photo quiz; five pictures of Westminster, taken in and around Parliament Square. You can see it here.
Four out of five pictures were quickly and correctly identified, but this one caused problems.
As promised, another photo quiz, shorter than the last one, and more accessible to everyone as it is a much more visited part of town.
Once again, put your answers in a comments box. This time I’ll give you a week or so before I approve your comments. You’ll see my replies, but not what anyone else has said. So for the meantime all comments on this page will need my approval before they apear. Enjoy!
Whose foot is this?
Home and warm. I have led three London Walks this weekend; two from the main programme and one of my own from the repertory.
I was early in Westminster yesterday morning so strolled and took some pictures.
St John’s Smith Square is a well known well loved music venue. Originally a church, it was gutted in the Second World War and rebuilt for concerts.