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Guided by Simon

LONDON WALKS PREAMBLE

Always drink upstream from the herd...

Faversham & Canterbury Tour Write-up – Long version: 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. 

Faversham & Canterbury Tour Write-up – Short version: Anything else? Yes, today is 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. 

FAVERSHAM & CANTERBURY TOUR – THE PRACTICALS

In our Summer 2018 programme we go to Faversham & Canterbury on Saturday, xxxxxxxx. 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 £41. For the total cost of the trip just add the Tariff to the guide's fee.*

*The guide's fee for a Day Trip 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.

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

"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

PRIVATE TOURS OF CANTERBURY & FAVERSHAM

If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public tour of Canterbury & Faversham do think about booking one as a private tour. Sure, going private is more expensive* than going on the public tour but not over the odds. If you go private you can have the Canterbury & Faversham Tour – or any other 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 london@walks.com and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes a fabulous wedding present or birthday gift or anniversary outing. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.  *Well, it's more expensive for an individual or couple or a very small group. It isn't more expensive – indeed, a private tour is less expensive – for a group of, say, 18+ people.

LONDON WALKS CREDO

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LONDON WALKS  – STREETS AHEAD

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