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Guided by Anne-Marie
Short version: The Pleasures of the Park in Spring.
Long version: Ah! The Pleasures of the Park in Spring. Let's set the scene. John Nash's terraces of houses around three sides of this huge park are unique. The grouping of palatial facades around a landscaped park exists nowhere else. The urban residents can have the impression of living in their own stately homes and looking out over their own ancestral acres (with the added fillip of eccentricity, in Cumberland Terrace, of a nightly concert from the Zoo lions). The groupings of collonaded facades, all in buff stucco, some with friezes and roof-perched statuary, give views from within and vistas everywhere from without. They are distinguished, lofty, civilized. They define the word patrician. And that's before we get to the park itself! The park in Springtime! Bliss! Anything else? Yes. And it's super important. This one's laced with local knowledge. Anne-Marie, who guides the walk, lives locally. Ummmmm.
The Blooming Regency Walk takes place at 2.30 pSunday, May 12. The meeting point is just outside Great Portland StreetTube.
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If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Blooming Regency Wals do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have any of the Blooming Regency Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. And – always – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) "fit" is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk is good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group. And the clincher: a private London Walk makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
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