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Guided by Adam

Short version: Pow! A Cartoon & Comic Book Tour Of London – Satire & Superheroes in the West End

Long version: In two graphic hours we'll swing from censorship to Spiderman and back. Scooby Doo will rub shoulders with Gillray. Sherlock Holmes will team up with Batman. We'll see Walpole's bare bum and gaze into the hypnotic, lunatic eyes of Thatcher and Blair in the work of Steve Bell. There will be Marvel cameos from Captain America and Deadpool. Walt Disney will fly above Big Ben. We'll also take a look at some modern British classics – V For Vendetta, 2000A.D, From Hell & The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. We'll even drop-in on Wonder Woman's central London flat.
 
If you are interested in "the sale of American type comics in this country and the social effects which they might be having [on young people]" – as was Winston Churchill (for those are his words - in the 50's the issue of morality in comics reached the PM's desk) then this is the walk for you. If you like a chase sequence and a punch-up in a colourful costume, you will be equally at home. If you simply love an art form that is "in defiance of the primary need of the powerful to be taken seriously, often against all the external evidence of their innate absurdity" (Martin Rowson) – then I'll look forward to spending time in your company.

POW! A CARTOON & COMIC BOOK TOUR OF LONDON – THE PRACTICALS

The POW! A Cartoon & Comic Book Tour of London takes place at 10.45 am on xxxxxxxxxxxx. Meet Adam just outside exit 4 of WestminsterTube. The vanishing point for this walk will be Orbital comic book store in Great Newport Street.

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS 

"London Walks was the first – and is the best – of the walking tour firms" Fodor's Great Britain

"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

"If you want to know London better, if you want to learn some things about the world's most cosmopolitan city that most people who spend their lives there never learn... I can think of no better investment than London Walks"  The New York Times

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public POW! A Cartoon & Comic Book Tour of London do think about booking one as a private tour.* A private London Walk is good value for an individual or couple. Indeed, best value if you compare them with what's on offer in the wider marketplace. And for a larger group they're sensational value – cost you less than going on one of the public outings. If you go private you can have the POW! A Cartoon & Comic Book Tour – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your wishes and requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we'll set it up and make it happen for you.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk 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.  

MIND THE GAP

It's not even close 

LONDON WALKS – STREETS AHEAD!

Don't just take it from us or The New York Times