Monday, 20 February 2012

Walk Of The Week

NEW: Every Monday 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…






OLD MAYFAIR
"The Best Address in London"

10.30am on Mondays & Thursdays 
from Green Park Tube 
(meet on the corner, just outside the north exit)




Now here's a champagne cocktail of a walk. It's a marriage made in heaven: "the best address in London" and a bon vivant of a guide – a boulevardier and a place where Old Masters and old money, Rolls Royces and glamour, titles and butlers are par for the course. It's hob-nobbing with knobs on it – because Mayfair's been home to Admiral Nelson (and his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton), Clive of India, Disraeli, Handel, Florence Nightingale, Peter Sellers, Jimi Hendrix, Dodi Fayed, and the Earl Mountbatten, to name but a few. Last but certainly not least, it boasts London's best village within a village – Shepherd Market, a charming little nest of alleys that hasn't lost a jot of its 18th-century scale and village atmosphere, let alone its raffishness. Here's Graham introducing Shepherd Market. Yup, here's some audio. And double yup – the rich brogue is the real deal. Graham's one of three Scots on the team! Now, who's for a wee photo essay?


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