Great Portland Street tube station, London
Guided by Anne-Marie
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|13 June 2020||Tour du Jour||2.30 pm||4.30 pm||Summer|
Short read: The Pleasures of the Park in Spring.
Long read: Ah! The Pleasures of the Park in Spring. Let’s set the scene. John Nash’s terraces of houses around three sides of this huge park are unique. The grouping of palatial facades around a landscaped park exists nowhere else. The urban residents can have the impression of living in their own stately homes and looking out over their own ancestral acres (with the added fillip of eccentricity, in Cumberland Terrace, of a nightly concert from the Zoo lions). The groupings of collonaded facades, all in buff stucco, some with friezes and roof-perched statuary, give views from within and vistas everywhere from without. They are distinguished, lofty, civilized. They define the word patrician. And that’s before we get to the park itself! The park in Springtime! Bliss! Anything else? Yes. And it’s super important. This one’s laced with local knowledge. Anne-Marie, who guides the walk, lives locally. Ummmmm.
Blooming Regency – Ah! Floral Heaven, Regent’s Park in Bloom takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, June 13. The meeting point is just outside Great Portland Street Tube.
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