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Guided by Ann
If you don't know your saxboards from your rowlocks, this is for you, An irreverent look at the 165th annual Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race. Next weekend 250,000 people will be down by the riverside – today we'll follow the course in peace. There's blue fever, gossip about who won, who sank, and what the neighbours said. And a special this year – old man river, James Cracknell. At 46 he's the oldest ever contestant, winning prizes before some of his teammates were born. Guided by Ann.
Blues Boys, Buoys, Boats, Bridges & Troubled Waters. If
I love seeing the place when we've got it to ourselves. When what's ahead is just a dream. Away from the madding crowd. Quiet reflection time – the mood and beauty of the scene (captured perfectly in this Pete Rumney painting).
In the Winter 2019-2020 London Walks programme the Boat Race Sneak Peek Preview walk takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, March 22. The meeting point is just outside the exit of Ravenscourt ParkTube Stop.
"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
"award-winning London Walks are unrivalled for quality and range" American in Britain Magazine
"Best Tourism Experience in London" Gold Medal Winner, Visit London
If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Boat Race Sneak Preview walk do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Boat Race Sneak Preview Walk – 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 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.
A private London Walk makes a very special (and unusual) gift – be it a birthday or anniversary 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's not even close
"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 Trafalgar 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.