Friday, 19 December 2014

Walking on Xmas Day – Mary Explains All To The BBC

Our famous Christmas Day Walks will be going ahead as usual this year. Here's LW's Mary talking to the BBC…




'For walking tour guide Mary Tucker, 25 December is one of the busiest days of the year.


Mrs Tucker, who together with her husband David runs the small firm London Walks, will be leading no fewer than five two-hour Charles Dickens Christmas Day Walks.

Starting from Trafalgar Square and aiming to follow in the festive footsteps of the famous Victorian author, the walk will wind its way through the Covent Garden area.

Between 30 and 40 people are expected to join each time, paying £9 a head.

Mrs Tucker says the tour has a special resonance on Christmas Day, due, of course, to Dickens's famous novel A Christmas Carol.

"Dickens almost invented Christmas as we know it today," says Mrs Tucker. "It's fun and people are appreciative. It's very appropriate, too, because of Dickens's connection to Christmas, and also because he was a great walker as well."

She says that London Walks decided to start organising walks on Christmas Day several years ago, and found they were more popular than they'd anticipated.

"For my family it's not difficult because my husband's one of the guides too," she adds. "When we have Christmas at my mum's in the evening, we really feel we've earned it."'



Full details of the Christmas Walks can be found at www.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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Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day




On This Day in Rock'n'Roll History 1969… Mick Jagger is fined £45 at Marlborough Magistrates Court here in London for the possession of cannabis.

The court (now a hotel) has many associations with the world of Rock'n'Roll, having seen Johnny Rotten and John Lennon (to name but two) put on trial here.


You can read a little more about Marlborough Street in our earlier posts It's A London Thing No.14 Monopoly and from our archive series The Saturday Street


And here's Mick back in '69 in Hyde Park paying tribute to Brian Jones…







And heres our own RocknRoll London video







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, 18 December 2014

A Christmas Card From London No.18 of 24 Richmond On A Frosty Morn

Every day in December 2014… A Christmas card from London.



There are two London Walks on Christmas Day! One at 11:00a.m, one at 2:00p.m. Both meet in Trafalgar Square by the tree.




Click HERE for full details.









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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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Spontaneous Singalong At Kentish Town Underground Station!

We absolutely LOVE this video! Community singing is alive and well and living on the London Underground…







The London Underground is the subject of our most recent London Walks Podcast. Catch up with it here…











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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A Christmas Card From London No.17 of 24 Hampstead in White

Every day in December 2014… A Christmas card from London.



There are two London Walks on Christmas Day! One at 11:00a.m, one at 2:00p.m. Both meet in Trafalgar Square by the tree.




Click HERE for full details.













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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