Monday, 12 March 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

But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…

CEREMONIAL LONDON – The Grandeur & the Granularity

"The best of to bottom"

10.30 am on Thursdays from St. James's Park Tube Broadway/Westminster Abbey exit

This walk is what in another context would be called a game-changer. Sure, it's Landmark London – all the Big Ticket stuff. Palaces aplenty, the Changing of the Guard, No. 10 Downing Street, the "Royal Peculiar", the places where history – world history – has been made, etc. What makes it a game changer is the way we see it. In short, we nook and cranny it. Get around behind. Get up above*. Get inside. See things Londoners – let alone the tourist hordes – never get to see. It's that "specialilty" London Walks is famous for – "the degree of granularity that you get". Everything from the import of a black circle by the 2 on a certain clock to what the Horse Guards are actually guarding. Want to read a bit more? Here's a related "take" on this walk.

*Up above because we end with an optional visit to "the reviewing stand in the sky" - opened specially for us! – where we look down into Buckingham Palace Gardens. How wag-a-tail wonderful is that? We get to see exactly what's on the other side of that wall! Even the Corgis if they're out.

The Ceremonial London walk takes place every Thursday at 10.30 am.

Meet Helena just outside the Broadway/Westminster Abbey exit – meet on the corner, opposite 40 Broadway, of St. James's Park Tube.


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