This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | privatewalks@walks.com to make a booking.

John Constable & the Hampstead Romantics

Hampstead Underground station, London

Guided by Matthew

The Romantic era in the first half of the nineteenth century produced artists and writers with a passionate individualism for which a love of nature was the catalyst. Many lived and worked  in Hampstead. This walk will re-visit the actual locations that inspired some of  John Constable’s greatest paintings. Compare the portfolio of reproductions of his masterpieces (provided by your guide) to the actual scenes today. “How did he achieve that dramatic angle?” ” Is that the town of Harrow- on- the- hill in the blue distance?” A chance to be an art detective.   ( A “3 D” immersive experience!)  Walk over Hampstead Heath in the footsteps of visionary, William Blake. Hear John Keats’  Ode To a Nightingale recited in the leafy grove where it was conceived. Learn about the lives of these phenomenal people and why Hampstead became their muse. We predict it may become yours too! Guided by Matthew.
N.B. four Hampstead paintings on this page. First two are by Constable. Last two are by Matthew, who guides the Constable walk.

LONDON WALKS PRACTICALS – JOHN CONSTABLE & THE HAMPSTEAD ROMANTICS

The John Constable & the Hampstead Romantics walk will take place at 2.30 pm on xxxxxxxxx. The meeting point is just outside the exit of HampsteadTube.

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the John Constable & the Hampstead Romantics 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 privatewalks@walks.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.

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.

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