Sunday, 31 March 2013

One From The Archive… Boat Race Special


First blogged on 2nd April 2012, here we are messing about near boats for today's Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race down on the Thames…


Our In & Around London series features five images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides, London Walkers and Facebook friends. 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.




Putney Bridge


Steve Fairbairn, founder of the Head of The River Race – a 4.25 mile rowing race. This commemoration can be found at the mile mark of the Boat Race course.


Andy Holmes, Olympic Gold medalist in 1984 and 1988.

The Westminster School Boat Club is the HQ for the Oxford team – the Cambridge VIII uses nearby King’s College.

The Imperial College Boat House – “Knowledge is the adornment and protection of the Empire”.







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The Great London Songs No.12: London Is London


We've asked our London Walkers and London Walks guides to nominate their favourite London songs… and the playlist is proving to be wide-ranging and eclectic indeed. 

From punk to jazz, with a little music hall thrown in along the way, we'll be collating them all here on The Daily Constitutional over the next few weeks in the run-up to the launch of our new Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk every Wednesday from 1st May 2013.

As usual, we want to hear from you. What are your favourite London songs? Anything goes, from a tune mentioning a London location, to a piece of music composed here, if it has a strong London connection or theme, we'll add it to the list. Email us at the usual address, message us on Twitter @londonwalks or leave a comment below…



London Walker & Daily Constitutionalist Cathy Briner – Hi Cathy! – adds this music hall pastiche from 1969…

"London is London" by Petula Clark in film "Goodbye Mr Chips"







This song was written by John Williams and Leslie Bricusse. Our playlist is nothing if not wide-ranging! And we'll be continuing all the way through April so keep the nominations coming to the usual address.




The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk launches on Wednesday 1st May 2013. The Rock'n'Roll London Walk (without pubs!) goes every Friday at 2.00pm. Both walks meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3). You can keep up with the Rock'n'Roll London Walk on FacebookTwitter and at www.rocknrolllondon.com.





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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Don't Forget: Clocks Go Forward!


BST BEGINS THIS SUNDAY 31ST MARCH AT 0200 HOURS. REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD BY ONE HOUR








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Londoners No.4



LONDONERS is our new occasional series here at The D.C. A photographic gallery of the stars, bit-part players, icons, divas and eccentrics who colour our city. 



Waiting for the Woolwich Ferry



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The Great London Songs No11: Chelsea Bridge


We've asked our London Walkers and London Walks guides to nominate their favourite London songs… and the playlist is proving to be wide-ranging and eclectic indeed. 

From punk to jazz, with a little music hall thrown in along the way, we'll be collating them all here on The Daily Constitutional over the next few weeks in the run-up to the launch of our new Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk every Wednesday from 1st May 2013.


As usual, we want to hear from you. What are your favourite London songs? Anything goes, from a tune mentioning a London location, to a piece of music composed here, if it has a strong London connection or theme, we'll add it to the list. Email us at the usual address, message us on Twitter @londonwalks or leave a comment below…






This via Twitter from Ben Webster, which weaves jazz into our tapestry…







Thanks Ben!




The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk launches on Wednesday 1st May 2013. The Rock'n'Roll London Walk (without pubs!) goes every Friday at 2.00pm. Both walks meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3). You can keep up with the Rock'n'Roll London Walk on FacebookTwitter and at www.rocknrolllondon.com.








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Friday, 29 March 2013

The London Nightly Photoblog 29:03:13


Welcome back to the Nightly London Photoblog at The Daily Constitutional.

We’ve been walking and blogging all day, and there’s time for just one last look at London before lights out.

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.


DON'T FORGET! CLOCKS GO FORWARD THIS SUNDAY!



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BST Begins This Sunday. No, Really. SUMMER. Ahem.


BST BEGINS THIS SUNDAY 31ST MARCH AT 0200 HOURS. REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD BY ONE HOUR





Summer starts this Sunday. And where a better a place than Fleet Street to check the facts?



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The Great London Songs No.10: London River


We've asked our London Walkers and London Walks guides to nominate their favourite London songs… and the playlist is proving to be wide-ranging and eclectic indeed. 

From punk to jazz, with a little music hall thrown in along the way, we'll be collating them all here on The Daily Constitutional over the next few weeks in the run-up to the launch of our new Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk every Wednesday from 1st May 2013.


As usual, we want to hear from you. What are your favourite London songs? Anything goes, from a tune mentioning a London location, to a piece of music composed here, if it has a strong London connection or theme, we'll add it to the list. Email us at the usual address, message us on Twitter @londonwalks or leave a comment below…






London Walker and Daily Constitutionalist Bev Parrish adds a folky tone to the mix…


How about 'London River' by Fairport Convention? Great song, great band. Check it out.


We certainly did, Bev, thanks! And here it is:







The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk launches on Wednesday 1st May 2013. The Rock'n'Roll London Walk (without pubs!) goes every Friday at 2.00pm. Both walks meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3). You can keep up with the Rock'n'Roll London Walk on FacebookTwitter and at www.rocknrolllondon.com.








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The Culture Trip's Best of London At Easter

London Walks is featured in The Culture Trip's Best of London At Easter list…





Read the full story at www.theculturetrip.com





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