Victoria Tube, exit to Victoria Railway Station | Map
Guided by Sue
Shorter version: Dulwich – "a green thought in a green shade."
Longer version: "Lose the world amid the sylvan wilds of Dulwich yet by barbarous hands unspoiled." Special place, Dulwich. The residents are ever on a perpetual offensive against urban encroachment. They call themselves a 'hamlet' and their high street 'the village.' They have a common, an ancient graveyard, a parish noticeboard, old-world shops, finger-post road signs and chestnut trees in abundance. Let alone Dulwich College – Wodehouse, Raymond Chandler, and Shackleton's boat – the Picture Gallery & Mausoleum, and London's last operating tollgate. Dulwich is a world – a hamlet – unto itself. There's no other place like it in London. Be sure to bring your camera.
"the unfailingly fascinating London Walks... If you can't find one [of their tours] that captures your fancy, maybe you really are tired of life." San Francisco Chronicle
"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
"award-winning London Walks are unrivalled for quality and range" American in Britain Magazine
If you can't make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Dulwich Village walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Dulwich Village 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 with private London Walks and tours – 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 email@example.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 an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing. Or indeed a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.
It all comes down to the guiding. If you're not assessing you're guessing – buying a pig in a poke.
"Nah, don't need it, got it all here," you say. Er, roaming charges? Er, dead battery? Er, reading your phone in the bathtub and you drop it? [Smelling salts interval: sick as a parrot. ashen-faced.] Er, read the famous white leaflet in the bathtub and you drop it what do you do? Er, you dry it out. Anyway, maybe worth making a mental note that you can always pick up the famous white London Walks leaflet at the Cafe in the Crypt at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the old church in Trafalgfar Square. They're on the Information Table there, right by the box office. And indeed they also display them on the shop counter, right by the cash register. And it's win-win because the Cafe in the Crypt is one of the town's delights. Should be on everybody's London itinerary.