Sunday, 15 February 2015

Walk of the Week: Alfred Hitchcock's #London


Every Sunday we’ll 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…





ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S LONDON - More than 39 Steps

Saturday 21st February at 10:45a.m – Meet at Holborn Tube

For almost half his life (and nearly half his movies) Alfred Hitchcock was based in London. Even when he went to Hollywood he continued to use British characters and themes. This walk is an affectionate celebration of the London he knew and locations used in his films from the 1920s to the 1970s. The theatres associated with his stars like Robert Donat, Tallulah Bankhead and Ivor Novello. One of his favourite restaurants. Locations for sequences in his silent classic The Lodger, his first sound film Blackmail, and others, including his terrifying farewell to London in Frenzy. It’s the story of his life and work, and how his early brilliance as a director almost ended his career. All this, plus following in the footsteps of a tour Hitch himself gave to Ingrid Bergman back in 1948. A tribute to the Master of Suspense in the city he knew best.


To go on the Alfred Hitchcock's London walk meet the seriously talented Richard IV outside the main exit of Holborn Tube.

The "Late Comers Catch-up Stop" is the stunning Sicilian Avenue, followed by historic old Bloomsbury Square.

The walk ends near Embankment Tube (and Charing Cross Tube).

Alfred Hitchcock's London is one of our From The Rep walks and takes place this Saturday 21st February at 10:45a.m meeting at Holborn Station.




A London Walk costs £9 – £7 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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