Oxford & The Cotswolds Tour
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Runs every Wednesday from April 23 through October 15
at 9. 15 am from Paddington Railway Station
(Meet in front of the main ticket office – it's near Platform One) 
For a photograph of the meeting point – and even more precise directions – click here.

If you're thinking about going on this one you're on the edge of perfection. Don't turn your back on it. Which is by way of saying, Oxford makes words sing. Towery city and branchy between towers; cuckoo-echoing, bell-swarmed, lark-charmed, rook-racked, river-rounded."  

Yes, yes, yes, welcome to the city of dreaming spires! "There's no other place like it in the world, it is a despair to see such a place and ever to leave it." Our setting: Oxford's mediaeval colleges and walls; its bridges, libraries and gardens; its cloisters and quads, its towers and dreaming spires, gnawed by time and echoing with centuries of youthful exuberance.

Our themes: town and gown; the life and times of generations of dons and undergraduates; kings and punting and Alice in Wonderland; scholars, wits and celebrated eccentrics; poets and Inspector Morse, Brideshead Revisited and Shadowlands and, yes, American Presidents who didn't inhale. Want to see more? Click here for a very special photo-essay. And here's one [it's a work in progress at the moment] of The Cotswolds leg of the tour.

And that's just the half of it! In the Cotswolds we'll explore a world of chuckling streams, stone bridges, and thatched cottages; of ancient churches and manor houses; of old mills and millponds; of vast panoramas, rolling hills, and deep green valleys; of villages out of a storybook. Explore, in short, what is quite possibly the most beautiful countryside in the world.

Here's a taster - it's a lovingly shot little film of day, destination and guide (ah, Richard! cynosure of guides, golden of voice, red of cap, pink of courtesy! Not to mention platinum of well-connected, etc. etc.). 

In the Spring-Summer 2014 London Walks programme:
we go to Oxford & the Cotswolds 
every Wednesday from April 23 through October 15
Meet Chris, Richard or Hilary at 9.15 am
in front of the main ticket office – it's near Platform One –
of Paddington  Railway Station.

Tariff  c. £35
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