Hyde Park Corner Underground station, London (outside exit 3)
Guided by Stephanie
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|16 May 2020||Tour du Jour||10.45 am||12.45 pm||Summer|
|1 March 2020||Tour du Jour||10.45 am||12.45 pm||Winter|
|19 April 2020||Tour du Jour||10.45 am||12.45 pm||Winter|
|5 September 2020||Tour du Jour||2.30 pm||4.30 pm||Summer|
Short read: The World of Belgravia – the Power & the Glory, the Money & Magnificence, the Lust & Loopiness in the World’s Swishest Postcode.
Long read: The grandest London drawing-room of them all. That’s where we’re headed. And first things first: there’s no other neighbourhood in London like this. It looks different. Feels different. Sounds different. Feels different. All pearly stucco and cut-glass accents and blue blood – the place simply breathes money. The people who live here are people who could live anywhere. Which is why they live here. Here in this movie-set corner of London. Here in Upstairs-Downstairs land, so profoundly English, but also, somehow, exotic. And what a cavalcade of residents: Baroness Margaret Thatcher, David Niven, Vivien Leigh, Lord Lucan, Mozart, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Omar Shariff, “the Special One”, “the assassinated one”, the one who mistook Hitler for a butler and handed him his coat, the list goes on and on. After tonight you’ll be able to do some world-class name dropping! And because we’re going to see it through the peep-hole – threading our way through its cobbled little lanes and mews – past secret escapes and hideaways and vistas of sudden surprise – we’ll make some wonderful discoveries. Guided by Stephanie.
Belgravia takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, March 1; at 10.45 am on Sunday, April 19; at 10.45 am on Saturday, May 16; and at 2.30 pm on Saturday, September 5.
Meet Stephanie just outside exit 3 of Hyde Park Corner Tube.
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