Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The #RollingStones In #London Walk: Launches Tomorrow Thursday 5th May at 2:30pm!

NEW! The Rolling Stones in London Walking Tour launches on Thursday 5th May 2016!

Curated & guided by the team that brought you the Rock'n'Roll London Walk, we'll be prowling in the blueswailing, drug-busting, establishment-baiting footsteps of the savage young Stones in their 60's pomp – from the studios where they created to the shebeens where they, er, socialised – this walk provides the ideal "bonus tracks" to Exhibitionism, the blockbusting Stones retrospective at the Saatchi Gallery.

Meet at Tottenham Court Road station Thursdays at 2:30p.m. STARTS THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2016.


Daily Constitutional Editor & Rock'n'Roll London guide Adam Scott-Goulding writes… As a countdown to the Rolling Stones in London Walk I've picked 45 moments – tracks, busts, incidents, quotes – from the greatest story in Rock'n'Roll. These are the moments that made the legend…


40 – 44/45.  The Wisdom of Charlie Watts

Four quotes attributed to the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, the most down-to-earth sage in rock…


"The world of this is a load of crap. You get all these bloody people, so incredibly sycophantic."



"I have a very old-fashioned and traditional mode of dress. I get embarrassed, and I don't really like going to photo shoots. I don't like stylists."


"I hate leaving home. I love what I do, but I'd love to go home every night."




“I wouldn’t want my wife associating with us.”







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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Tonight! The Return of the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Tour! #PubQuiz Special!


The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Tour is back! 

Meet Wednesday nights 7pm Tottenham Court Road Station.

Tonight's relaunch tour is a Pub Quiz Special – a pub walking tour with a pub quiz and PRIZES!

Here's a preview vid…





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, 3 May 2016

Thanks @JasCochran for the Review in @Frommers #Mudlarking #Thames #London

Award-winning travel writer Jason Cochran gives London Walks a great big namecheck in his piece on Mudlarking – a pastime he describes as "the most exciting way to discover London that I've ever experienced"



"I recommend joining one of the monthly Sunday morning mudlarking events run by London Walks (www.walks.com), the city's largest and most respected walking tour group

They're cheap (under £10), they don't require reservations, and they're led by a trained archeologist who can help you identify the odd things you find, be it pebble or prize. Best of all, they'll make sure you don't wander somewhere illegal or get swiftly washed to Norway."


Read the full piece at Frommers: www.frommers.com


Thanks Jason!



The full schedule of mudlarking walks is HERE - the next one is on Sunday 8th May 2016 at 9:30a.m meet exit 1 Mansion House tube



Catch up with Thames foreshore archaeologist Dr Fiona and her earlier Daily Constitutional blog on suitable footwear for mudlarking HERE.





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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#plaque366 Baden-Powell #Wimbledon

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series




Founder of the Scouting movement, Mill House, Wimbledon…






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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The Button: A Guide to the Technology of Yesteryear



Adam writes…

It would seem that swiping, tapping and touching are such all-pervasive "gestures" in our screen-based world that the humble button is now considered by some to be arcane technology.

I witnessed a strange scene the other day in central London while waiting to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing. A young man, part of a group of overseas students, reached the crossing just ahead of me and attempted to operate the traffic signal…


…by swiping the screen.


When this did not work, he tapped the screen with his index finger tip. Again, nothing. Two more taps, this time with two fingers were followed by some stiff rapping with his knuckles on the screen all to no avail.

He turned to me with a look of aggressive incredulity. I intervened by leaning in and pressing the button. Which did nothing to remove the look of aggressive incredulity from his face, but at least it summoned the green man.

It made me think of the instructions that came with a "retro" telephone that I bought last year for The Daily Constitutional office desk (this will make you chuckle if you are over the age of 40)…




So, in the similar spirit of helpfulness for hard-of-thinking Millennials, here's how to locate "the button"…






 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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