Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Where in the World? No.37. #China

Where in the World? is our occasional series in which Adam, The Daily Constitutional’s Editor is logging the locations of his London Walkers.

“We meet people from all over the world, and I thought it would be fun to map them out to create a picture of where our London Walkers (and Daily Constitutionalists) come from.

We’ll be breaking it down by English and Welsh counties, Scottish regions, Irish provinces, U.S States, Canadian provinces, Australian states, European, Asian, African and South American countries.”



China joins the family of London Walkers!




A pleasure to be in the company of a group of teachers from China last week – studying English teaching methods at Southampton University, they took time out to join us on a highlights tour of London. There's always a parade!








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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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Monday, 27 July 2015

The #London #Comedy Plaque Trail No.1/6 Peter Sellers


NEW MINI-SERIES! Follow our Comedy Plaque Trail every day this week and it will lead you to Andrew Lukas's MINISTRY OF SILLY WALKS – A HISTORY OF ALTERNATIVE COMEDY tour this Sunday 2nd August at 10:45a.m meeting at Leicester Square tube exit 1









There are many who still maintain that Peter Sellers was the greatest comic actor these islands ever produced. Quite a claim. And from the Teddy Boy tough in the black comedy The Ladykillers (1955) to the still and enigmatic figure of Chance the gardener in Being There (1979) via the madcap Inspector Clouseau of the Pink Panther films, his repertoire was broad indeed.

Sellers came to prominence as part of radio comedy team The Goon Show (alongside Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe). His talents stretched as far as hit records (his producer was George Martin of Beatle fame). In his will he stipulated that Glenn Miller’s In the Mood – a song he detested – be played at his funeral. His ashes are interred at Golders Green crematorium.


Plaque Location: Muswell Hill Road, N6


Join London Walks guide & comedian Andrew Lukas in Soho this Sunday 2nd August at 10:45a.m for his tour THE MINISTRY OF SILLY WALKS – A HISTORY OF ALTERNATIVE COMEDY. There's no need to book, the tour costs £10 with £8 for students and over 65's. NB the tour is NOT suitable for children. Meet at Leicester Square tune exit1.



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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In & Around London: Paint & Street Art

Monday is mute on The Daily Constitutional (well, almost mute) – because Monday is the day when we post five images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides and London Walkers.


Collated on a theme or an area, if you've got some great shots of our capital and want to join in send your pictures to the usual address.






East London

A fading gable in Acton

A Soho handprint

Abbey Road and an attempt to regulate the graffiti  

Enthusiastic but ultimately doomed first attempt at street art by The Daily Constitutional's editor – thanks to Gabe at West Bank Gallery for the workshop!





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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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Walk of the Week: The Ministry of Silly Walks Alternative Comedy Tour


Every Sunday we pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks repertoire and put it centre stage.



You can check out the full schedule at www.walks.com.



But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…


Ministry of Silly Walks Comedy Store to Comic Strip (Guided by a Stand-up Comic)

There's no need to book. A London Walk takes about two hours and costs £10 or £8 for concs. 

Sunday August 2nd at 10:45a.m meet at Leicester Square tube exit 1

For fans of British comedy; a Sunday morning stroll through the West End and Soho following the growth of Alternative Comedy/Cabaret in the late 1970s to the disappearance of Freddie Mercury's birthday cake. Paying homage to the performers, famous and infamous, who changed the comedic topography of Britain. Discovering the clubs where the laughter revolution began, before they disappear into the miasma of urban redevelopment. Dependent on the group, there is scope for a refreshment break, morning coffee/Bloody Mary.

Please note this walk is guided by a stand-up comedian. Comedy is an extremely serious topic, no humour is guaranteed and any laughter is purely coincidental. Not really suitable for children or the sensitive…


Meet LW guide, performer & comedian Andrew Lukas on Sunday August 2nd at 10:45a.m meet at Leicester Square tube exit 1. There's no need to book. A London Walk takes about two hours and costs £10 or £8 for concs. 





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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