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.

Pearly Kings & Queens

St. Paul's underground station, London (exit 2)

Guided by Fiona

Bonhomie and bounty and unforgettable and full of colour and character and flavour and fun. In short, something you should not – under any circumstances – miss. There’s nothing else like it. You’ll never see anything like it again (unless you come back next year).

It’s the Pearly Kings and Queens and their courts and younguns and footsoldiers and admirers – to say nothing of a generous heaping of London notables and Chelsea pensioners. It’s maypole dancing and morris dancers and marching bands and larks and jolliness and hereditary royalty and more photo-ops square foot for square foot and ten second burst for ten second burst than anywhere else, any other event under God’s glad sky.

You can of course just chance on it and wonder, “what in the world is this all about – what fun house have I just wandered into?” Maybe ask a question or two and get a quick answer – quick because the goings-on are so rich – there’s so much eye- and ear-candy that it’s hard for any interlocutors you hit on there to give you much attention. Because they – understandably – don’t want to take their attention from what’s going on there in Guildhall Yard. And, yes, sure, you can read up on it and solo it having read up on it.

That’s ok. But not nearly as good as circling round it, approaching it literally and figuratively so it makes sense, homing in on it in the company of a top flight guide – English understatement, that, given that Fiona won the big one, the Guide of the Year Award – who knows a whole lot more about Pearly Kings and Queens and the Harvest Festival than you’ll be able to glean from a Google search. A very sharp, extremely clued up guide who can put the whole thing into a bigger London context. It’s not just the gem itself – it’s also the London cultural, social, historic setting for the gem. Why this? Why here? What’s the import of this? And of that? That sort of thing. Makes for a very rich experience – a very special couple of hours.

And a word to the wise – if you forget your camera, leave it at home – you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.

PEARLY KINGS & QUEENS HARVEST FESTIVAL WALK PRACTICALS

The Summer 2017 Harvst Festival WalkPearly Kings, Queens, Colour & Character – takes place at 1.45 pm on XXXXXXXX. Meet Guide of the Year Award-winning Blue Badge Guide Fiona just outside exit 1 of St. Paul’s Tube.

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 Pearly Kings & Queens 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.

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