Here’s what Philip, the guide, wrote to us. Won me over instanta. There’s no resisting it.
I’m a qualified guide for the Clerkenwell and Islington area. My most popular walk is ‘Highbury – Grand houses and Grander Stadiums’. We have a lot of fun on this walk – we hear about a candidate for Jack the Ripper. His main recommendation seems to have been a malformation of the penis! We also get to re-enact the denouement of Four Weddings and a Funeral outside of the house where it was filmed. It ends with what one of my customers described as the cheesiest line ever in films, by Andie McDowell after a proclamation of love from a drenched Hugh Grant – ‘Is it raining?’. I also get to talk about history, architecture and my favourite football team, including a chance encounter with Arsenal legend – Robert Pires, And there’s even a short nature walk!
HIGHBURY WALK – THE PRACTICALS
The Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiumswalk takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, October 14 and at 2.30 pm on Sunday, June 30
Meet Philip just outside the exit of Highbury & Islington Tube.
LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS
If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums 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 Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] 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.
GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS
A private London Walk makes a fab 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.