Friday, 28 November 2014

The London Nightly Photoblog 28:11:14

It's the last few days of our London Nightly Photoblog series in which we round-off the London day with one final glimpse of our beloved city.

We dedicate this recurring series to all our Daily Constitutionalists. 

To those of you who are far away (hopefully you're planning your next visit) and to those of you right here in the Big Smoke, resident and visitor alike, thanks for reading, thanks for walking with us. We look forward to seeing you all soon.



Asleep in Embankment Gardens



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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Changing Hats, Changing Attitudes


As our November hat series draws to a close, David writes…




The image is an 1818 woodcut. The caption is 1927. Point of the two dates being that you can see an evolution – some progress, shall we say – in "attitudes" (the loaded word). To wit: if the image is anything to go by Jews 200 years ago were definitely seen as aliens, outsiders. They were stereotyped. They were seen, in many instances, as either risible or slightly sinister. "Not our kind", so to speak.

By 1927 – if the caption's anything to go by – the outer layers of that nasty, unpleasant stuff were beginning to fade. The tone's not warm or admiring or neighbourly, but it's at least civil.







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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Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day



From time to time we blog in this slot about Rock'n'Roll-related reading matter John Harris's Britpop classic The Last Party for example, or Andrew Loog Oldham's wild 60s memoir Too Stoned.

This week we were delighted to take delivery of a publication that is rapidly becoming a Rock'n'Roll London favourite the third issue of Hitsville UK.

Hitsville UK (named for the Clash song, which in turn was a play on the nickname of Motown Records HQ in Detroit, Hitsville USA) is described by the publisher as, "The best, though possibly the only, musical-pop-art-soap-opera in comic book form".




The narrative is by turns wild, scary and grotesque; the artwork vivid and joyful. Episode three features the bands, acts and sleazy characters we are growing to know and love (and fear), alongside one psychedelic lizard, two Ringo Starrs, three Nazi Estate Agents, four girl detectives/musicians, and one former British Prime Minister (deceased). There really is nothing else like it out there.



The route of our Rock'n'Roll London Walk passes near two great comic book stores in central London.  Gosh Comics in Berwick Street (near the scene of a legendary outdoor Jam gig) and Orbital Comics in Great Newport Street (just along the road from old Rolling Stones haunt Studio 51, Ken Colyer's jazz club).



Heres our RocknRoll London video



REMEMBER: THE ROCK’N’ROLL PUB WALK IS BACK!






THE ROCK’N’ROLL LONDON PUB WALK! EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7.00PM MEETING AT TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STATION (EXIT 3).

Join the Rock’n'Roll London Walk on Friday at 2pm, meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3) – to book a Private Walk call 020 7642 3978 or email london@walks.com






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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Thursday, 27 November 2014

The London Nightly Photoblog 27:11:14

It's the last few days of our London Nightly Photoblog series in which we round-off the London day with one final glimpse of our beloved city.

We dedicate this recurring series to all our Daily Constitutionalists. 

To those of you who are far away (hopefully you're planning your next visit) and to those of you right here in the Big Smoke, resident and visitor alike, thanks for reading, thanks for walking with us. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Happy Thanksgiving x






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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