London by foot
The best way to see this fascinating city is by getting out and wearing out some shoe leather. You have time to see the sights, and soak up the atmosphere – not just snatching a quick glimpse while driving past.
As well as carrying out some of the Essential Westminster Walks for the Association of Professional Tour Guides I have carried out planned walks for a wide variety of clients;
- A full day London highlights tour, including street markets and emphasis on the Beatles for two ladies from South Africa.
- A half day tour of Westminster and Whitehall, introducing the British political system for business studies students from a Southern US university.
- A tour around Royal London for a gentleman from the North of England, bringing his granddaughter to London for the first time. At her request, we included as many horses as possible.
- I took a delegation of visiting police officers on a walk through three Royal Parks.
- I showed an American family the places their grandfather would have known while serving in London during World War Two.
- I guided year three children (8 years old) around Hampton Court Palace covering curriculum items on both the Tudors and Christianity.
MOVING AROUND THE CITY
If we need to move between parts of the city we can take a trip using London’s public transport - its famous red buses, black taxis, and silver and red Underground. Or we can take a river boat.
So what would you like to see?
- A general introduction to London.
- Legal London – wigs and court cases.
- Traces of the dark days of the Blitz of World War II – the scars still visible after 70 years.
- The London of Dr Johnson and Charles Dickens.
- Royal London.
- The Brontes in London.
Tell me what you’d like and I’ll arrange a half or full day to meet your needs.
Or maybe a pre-dinner walk.
- Tell me where you are staying, and where you’re intending to eat and I can organise an hour and a half walk, finishing at your restaurant. You’ll have an appetite!!