Short read: “a thrilling discovery – the real deal”
Long read: What a delightful goulash this walk is. It gets you into streets that you’d never find off your own bat – streets that look like an old movie shot through a vaselined lens. Into a neighbourhood that precious few Londoners have seen, let alone visitors. There’s no better sense of place in London – and no finer architectural effect. Yellow brick, perfectly preserved, all unselfconscious self-respect, real Cockney – unaltered Dickensian London. And the miracle is that it’s still there, embedded in central London – screwed into the big city. That discovery alone makes this one of those bewitching “somewhere else” London Walks. And getting there is a bit of all right too – because there’s a dramatic river crossing, a stroll along the Thames, the world’s foremost arts complex, London’s best-loved old theatre, a real London street market (instead of a tourist trap), a stunning bird’s eye view of the capital (and there’s a lift, so we won’t have to climb hundreds of stairs!), and buckets of character. Guided by Steve or Stephanie.
‘SOMEWHERE ELSE LONDON’ – THE PRACTICALS
The ‘Somewhere Else’ London Walk takes place every* Tuesday at 2 pm. The meeting point is just outside the river exit of EmbankmentTube Stop. N.B the ‘Somewhere Else’ London Walk ends close to WaterlooTube Stop.
*Runs in the Summer London Walks programme – which kicks in on May 1 and runs through October 31. The Tuesday afternoon Somewhere Else London walk hibernates in our Winter programme.
LONDON WALKS REVIEWS
“Even jaded Londoners find these London Walks a source of astonishing gems of information about the city in which they live.” Daily Mail, Top London Treats
“the unfailingly fascinating London Walks… If you can’t find one [of their tours] that captures your fancy, maybe you really are tired of life.” San Francisco Chronicle
LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS
If you can’t make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public ‘Somewhere Else’ London Walk,* why not think about booking it as a private walk? If you go private you can have the ‘Somewhere Else’ London Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private walks – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) “fit” is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel on 020 7624 3978 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you.
GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS
If you’re looking for a very special (and unusual) unusual gift – be it a Christmas or anniversary or birthday present for a friend or family member – well, why not consider the gift of a private London Walk with a world-class guide. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.