St. James's Park Tube, Westminster Abbey/Broadway exit | Map
Guided by Stephen
Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is a tour de force. Literary modernism reaches its peak of perfection in that book – on that walk through London on that day in 1923. We walk with Mrs Dalloway. Walk her London. See it with her eyes. The walk is guided – and performed – by Steve N., a Royal Shakespeare Company actor. That's important because Mrs Dalloway is essentially a prose poem – arguably the most beautifully written novel of the last 100 years. In situ Steve* will read the relevant passages to us. The words, the delivery, the setting – everything comes together. Special walk, special couple of hours. More than special – unforgettable.
*Fiercely intelligent, terrifyingly talented, distinguished actor. Royal Shakespeare Company, West End shows, lots of films, Sir Peter Hall's Shakespeare productions, etc. Best ear ever. His impersonation of John Lennon is a resurrection. Doesn't just guide Shakespeare, performs him. Brilliantly (on his Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's & Dickens' City walk – but see for yourself, here's the video).
Mrs Dalloway's London takes place at 1 pm on Monday, May 27. The meeting point is just outside the Westminster Abbey/Broadway exit of St. James's ParkTube.
"Best Tourism Experience in London" Gold Medal Winner, Visit London
"The original and best – there are several companies offering walking tours of London but London Walks (London's oldest) is easily the pick of the bunch" London, Cadogan Guide
"Even jaded Londoners find these London Walks a source of astonishing gems of information about the city in which they live." Daily Mail, Top London Treats
"The best walking tours are organized by London Walks" USA Today
If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mrs Dalloway's London walk do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have Mrs Dalloway's London – 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 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 – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
A private London Walk makes a very special, thoughtful and unusual gift. Be it a birthday or anniversary or graduation or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.