Kennington tube station, London
Guided by Isobel
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|6 June 2020||Tour du Jour||2.30 pm||4.30 pm||Summer|
Short read: Open Studios Day in the “seriously hip” artists’ quarter.
Long read: One of our Long Live Local London walks – that’s what we serve up on this Tour du Jour. A walk that’s spiced with those ‘seriously hip’ artists’ studios (as The Times put it). But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. These Local London forays are capital (so to speak) D Discoveries because they show you Londoners’ London, real London, at home London – as opposed to “the parlour.” It’s fun to see – and get inside, get to know – a neighbourhood that otherwise wouldn’t be on your radar. It’s an undiscovered planet swimming into your ken. Here’s guide Isobel’s say. “I’m on home turf here. This is the Walworth Walk. Distinct from the Lambeth one. More fun I’d say, but I could be biased. Last year when I led this walk @ThisisWalworth tweeted ‘just when u think u know all there is to know about #walworth #se17, along comes @GuidedbyIsobel.'” And picking up a special something or other or two is certainly a possibility because – bears repeating, this – it’s Open Studios Day. Timing is everything! Terence Conran raves about it, and Keith Richards came here for a bespoke guitar. There’s a cafe or a pub for lunch. Unless you fancy Thai food, in which case, I’ll give you directions.” N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends in Pullens Yards, a three-minute walk from numerous buses on Walworth Road. Or a seven-minute walk to Elephant & CastleTube (and Railway Station) or KenningtonTube.
Walworth Old & New takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, June 6.
The meeting point for the Walworth Old & New walk is just outside the exit of Kennington Tube.
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