Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Wordy Wednesday – It's The Literary #London Pub Walk Tonight!


Wordy Wednesday: Brian Leads the Literary London Pub Walk Tonight


A Literary London recommendation to tide you over until you join me on my walk this evening at 7pm…


My Favourite Bookshops No.3


Gay's The Word bookshop in Marchmont St made recently famous in the movie 'Pride'. A fabulous place.






Meet Brian at 7pm, Holborn Tube station. There's no need to book. A London Walk costs £10 (£8 concession)


Brian
Brian, a professionally qualified Blue Badge Guide, won the London Tourist Board's Guide of the Year Award in 1994. His career has embraced the law, surveying, catering, dispatch riding and art - and the stage may be beckoning. Now, anyone for a soundbite? And if you'd like a completely independent take on Brian's guiding, well, read this Marylebone Journal review of his Old Marylebone walk




A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Au Revoir From The Nightly #London Photoblog 30:06:15. Bloody Pigeons!

Last one! 

The London Nightly Photoblog takes one last look at London at the end of each walking & blogging day.

Each week night throughout June we posted a London picture by way of saying "Nitey-nite and thanks!" to all of our London Walkers and Daily Constitutionalists.

That's it for the moment. We'll be back with The London Nightly Photoblog in October 2015.




Bloody pigeons don't got no respect for nothing!




A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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#Wimbledon Fact of the Day 30:06:15

Any colour you like as long as it’s white… 

The white lines on the Wimbledon courts are not marked in paint but a liquid compound containing china clay. Around 500 gallons of the stuff is used at every tournament.





A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Fly Through The Air With The Greatest Of Ease, It's #London Walks Mary On The Trapeze!

We get the occasional comment from our London Walkers regarding the details in the London Walks guide biogs.

Surely, they seem to say, you add some of the details just to make them SOUND exotic.

Here, for example, is Mary's biog – pay attention to the bit in bold…


Mary


Mary ("Poppins") is "practically perfect." A classically trained dancer and an actress (West End credits include Gone With the Wind, a long stint at the Royal National Theatre and Noises Off), she's also a trapeze artiste, a professionally qualified, award-winning Blue Badge and City of London Guide and the boss. She is one of those English roses upon whom it is unsafe to try any oompus-boompus.


And here's the evidence…




What you don't get from the picture is that she's actually GUIDING the view from up there while swinging.








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A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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