St. Pancras Railway Station (meet outside the the National Rail Ticket Office, opposite Starbucks) | Map
Guided by Simon
Always drink upstream from the herd...
Short read: Hops Festival in Faversham, Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral
Long read: Faversham's a blast. It's gunpowder and breweries. It's timber-framed – and Georgian – houses. It's olde England. It's a market town. Pretty special, Faversham. It's butch and pretty. And as for Canterbury, well, let's just encore what we've said elsewhere. Like Chaucer's pilgrim to Caunterbury we wende. And what tales Canterbury has to tell. Tales writ in the ancient cathedral towering moodily over the nearby pubs and shops. Tales gleaned from half-timbered, white-washed little houses lining narrow streets. Tales borne by the river Stour swabbling past brilliant flowerbeds and under arching stone bridges. In Canterbury we enter another world... We step into mediaeval history.
Coda: Today's the Day of Days in Faversham. It's the Hop Festival. The place is going to be just so lively, so full of fun. Timing is everything! Out of the 52 available Simon has unerringly picked the prince of Saturdays to go to Faversham.
In our Summer 2020 programme we go to Faversham & Canterbury on Sxxxxxx. Meet Simon at 8.40 am. He'll be just outside the National Ticket Office – opposite Starbucks – of St. Pancras Railway Station.
The Tariff (train fare and any entrance fees) is £40. For the total cost of the trip just add the Tariff to the guide's fee.*
*The guide's fee for an Excursion is £18 for adults. Of £16 for Super Adults (over 65s) and students. Or £14 for people with the London Walks Discount Card. Kids under 15 accompanied by their parent(s) go free.
"Best Tourism Experience in England" Gold Medal Winner Visit England
Annotation: So what have we got here? Something pretty special, that's what. One of the trump cards in the hand that won London Walks the big one: The Best Tourism Experience in England Award. The formula's the time-honoured one. Great guide** + brilliant destinations + doing them in ways that make the new familiar and the familiar new = that Gold Medal.
"We've visited London so many times over the past 30 years that we've taken about 70 percent of London Walks fall-winter offerings, some more than once. They have all been terrific. (We've only been to London once in spring-summer, so there are probably lots on offer then that we haven't taken.) The guides have been uniformly expert, impassioned on their subject, entertaining, friendly and fun to be with. We've got some favorite guides whom we have toured with multiple times, including Simon** (great out-of-London day trips)..." Steve D., Evanston, Illinois.
"by far the most impressive series of walks that I have ever encountered are those offered by London Walks" Travel and Enjoy
"award-winning London Walks are unrivalled for quality and range" American in Britain Magazine
If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Canterbury & Faversham Excursion do think about booking one privately. If you go private you can have the Canterbury & Faversham Excursion – or any other Excursion or London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel 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 Excursion or London Walk makes a fabulous birthday present or anniversary gift or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.