Friday, 23 February 2018

The Nightly #London #Photoblog 23:02:18: A Flurry Of Snow In N2 in December

Every night in February, one last look at London before lights out. The theme is Wintry London…

From the DC office window December '17

Welcome to The Nightly London Photoblog at The Daily Constitutional.

Maybe you saw tonight’s pictured location on one of today’s London Walks. Perhaps it’s your shot, sent to us at the usual email address.

Of course some London Walks guides will still be out there, Londoning away into the small hours. For them, we borrow a famous London phrase… Goodnight, and good luck.



We’re back tomorrow morning, blogging and walking. The blogging will be right here, so bookmark us.

The London Walks tours for tomorrow can be found here www.walks.com/. See you out there.



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.



Friday Is Rock'n'Roll London Day… NEW For Spring 2018

Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day on The Daily Constitutional!

The Rock'n'Roll London Walk meets at Tottenham Court Road Station every Friday at 2pm.


DC Editor Adam writes… 




As George Harrison once observed, it's been a long, cold, lonely winter… but it hasn't stopped Richard & I badgering away behind the scenes to bring you even MORE musical walking goodies in 2018. Here's a little round-up of what we've been up to…


We're launching a semi-regular Rock'n'Roll Chelsea Walk in May – six walks in all. On May 5th & 19th, June 9th & 23rd & July 7th & 21st we'll be hanging with the hippies and pogoing with the punks on King's Road. Here's the trailer…



We're also bringing back the Workers' Playtime slot. For those who can't join us on the regular scheduled Friday Rock'n'Roll London Tour, we've added 6 EXTRA DATES on Saturdays in May, June & July. Tours meet at 2.30pm at Tottenham Court Road tube…




With Paul Simon making his farewell performance here in July, we're also offering Simon In The 60s tours for private bookings…


Get in touch to enquire about a private Simon in the 60s tour. (Simon always features on our regular scheduled Rock'n'Roll London tours, too.)



Also on the private bookings front, you can now book us for a Rock'n'Roll London Taxi Tour



… again, get in touch for availability.


The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk is BACK! Wednesday nights from 7th March, meet as usual at Tottenham Court Road tube…





You can now book for that tour via Funzing. Click this Tweet to choose a date & book…








AND you can book for Richard's Beatles tours on Funzing, too. Phew! Click the Tweet below to book…





Looking forward to seeing you all out there on our regular scheduled tours AND on private bookings!




The 
Rock'n'Roll London Walk meets at 2pm Tottenham Court Road station (exit 1) every Friday all year round. You can follow the Rock'n'Roll London Walk on Facebook – www.facebook.com/rocknrolllondonwalk

Here's the trailer…







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.



Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Nightly #London #Photoblog 22:02:18: Thames Path at Winter Dawn

Every night in February, one last look at London before lights out. The theme is Wintry London…



Welcome to The Nightly London Photoblog at The Daily Constitutional.

Maybe you saw tonight’s pictured location on one of today’s London Walks. Perhaps it’s your shot, sent to us at the usual email address.

Of course some London Walks guides will still be out there, Londoning away into the small hours. For them, we borrow a famous London phrase… Goodnight, and good luck.



We’re back tomorrow morning, blogging and walking. The blogging will be right here, so bookmark us.

The London Walks tours for tomorrow can be found here www.walks.com/. See you out there.



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.



The Nightly #London #Photoblog 21:02:18: Towers

Every night in February, one last look at London before lights out. The theme is Wintry London…




Welcome to The Nightly London Photoblog at The Daily Constitutional.

Maybe you saw tonight’s pictured location on one of today’s London Walks. Perhaps it’s your shot, sent to us at the usual email address.

Of course some London Walks guides will still be out there, Londoning away into the small hours. For them, we borrow a famous London phrase… Goodnight, and good luck.



We’re back tomorrow morning, blogging and walking. The blogging will be right here, so bookmark us.

The London Walks tours for tomorrow can be found here www.walks.com/. See you out there.



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.



Winter Tips from #LondonWalks Guides No.12. Juice

DC Editor Adam writes… 

Outside in all weathers, we London Walks guides know a thing or two about battling the cold weather.


In this short series we're sharing our winter weather tips with our lovely London Walkers, a hardy bunch who join us rain or sleet in the winter months.




Polar Vortex. Sounds like a dodgy band from the eighties.

Apparently it's a weather front. A cold one.

And there's one on the way.

So I hope you've been keeping The Daily Constitutional's Winter Tips near to hand. To recap, we've dealt with:









Today I'm looking at something to put on the inside to combat winter blues. Juice.


No it's not a Juice Fast or a Juice Diet or a Juice Regime or anything else that makes tabloid columnists foam at the mouth about dangerous fads. It's just a boost to a balanced diet.

My current favourite is Apple, Beetroot & Sweet Potato.

Here you go…



Looks good, doesn't it. Great colour. My daughter calls it Vampire Juice.

Ingredients – as above, one each of the first two and half a large sweet potato.

Method? Wash and blast all three together in a juicer. 

A tip before we start: The juicer is the biggest nightmare in the whole kitchen when it comes to cleaning. There is no way around it. It's such a pain that it may well end up putting you off juicing altogether. So there, I've said it. The tip is… keep that in mind and make sure you juice on days when you've got, or can make time, otherwise it will become an extra chore.

One last negative… the noise. The bloody noise. Especially in the morning. A juicer at full tilt sounds like a construction tool. If you are juicing for a hangover, keep this in mind.  



Beetroot

Beetroot, we are often told, is a superfood. It's a good source of iron and naturally occurring folic acid. It also contains nitrates, magnesium and other antioxidants.

As a consequence in recent years the beetroot has become the real big head at the greengrocers.

Some pretty wild claims have been made on its behalf  – most notably that it can prevent dementia. According to the NHS, the study from which that particular headline was drawn was a limited, short-term study and was ultimately inconclusive. 

More extensive studies have suggested that it can have a small benefit in improving exercise performance and another small benefit in lowering blood pressure.

And a lil' bit of extra iron can't be bad.



Sweet Potato

The sweet potato is a beast of a veg. I love it.

Not very pretty but VERY effective, it reminds me of Thing out Marvel's Fantastic Four…

 


(I'll be leading my Cartoon & ComicBook Tour of London on Saturday 15th September. How's that for a shameless plug?)

Here's the sweet potato cast list: vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, copper, antithetic acid and vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.


Apple

It keeps the doctor away. It can make no such claims for lawyers. Maybe that old blowhard the beetroot can claim to do that?




Bonus tip… if you freeze the pulp from your juice you can then add it to homemade curries. Sweet potato is an excellent curry ingredient and the beetroot adds not only its earthy flavour but a ferocious red colour to the proceedings.



Want to share a winter weather tip or cold remedy? Drop me a line at the usual address












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.