Short read:Jeevesdom, Woosterville and Wodehouse-land.
Short listen: Here’s guide Richard – he of the wonderful voice – talking about the walk in a podcast he did for us.
Long read: Mayfair between the wars. The land of Galahad Threepwood, Bingo Little and Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright. The house where Wodehouse lived for much of the 1930s. The real locations behind the Drones Club. Grosvenor Square and the girl who yearned for it. The famous actor who was an inspiration behind Bertie Wooster, the place where Bertie bought the Old Etonian spats which outraged Jeeves, and the bookshop where he, most, unfortunately, ended up with a copy of Spindrift. The home of a close Wodehouse friend and colleague. The little tea shop near the Ritz where romance blossomed. The club where an impecunious peer worked as the secretary.
P. G. Wodehouse, genius of comic writing, was backwards and forwards between London and New York throughout the 20s and 30s, and the fictional world he created around his real London never grew old. Over a century on since the immortal Jeeves first shimmered into view, spiffing traces of the Master’s favourite corner of London can still be found…
LONDON WALKS PRACTICALS – WHAT HO! JEEVES
The meeting point is just outside exit 2 (the Park Lane exit) of Marble Arch Tube. The walk is guided by actor Richard IV, he of the velvety voice and perfect timing and Audiobook renown.
If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, What Ho, Jeeves! – The London of P.G. Wodehouse it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the What Ho, Jeeves! – The London of P.G. Wodehouse 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 Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] 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.