Monday, 29 July 2013

Walk of the Week


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…






NOTTING HILL & PORTOBELLO MARKET

Saturdays at 10.45 am from Holland Park Tube

This is reconnaissance on the razzle – the search-party that syncopates. Because Notting Hill on a Saturday morning – market morning! – is curious and colourful, offbeat and yeasty. Here you walk with a ticket of freedom – a pass to scintillating escarpments. Just consider what's squeezed out onto the palette this hillside: swells and scruffs; market stalls and scandal; Jimi Hendrix and Carnival; Cut Throat Alley and Victorian Gothic; Madonna and Hugh Grant (let alone Julia Roberts and that bookshop); cottages, potteries and piggeries; colour washed mews and cab shelters and a race course and the gout route to Bath and butchers in straw hats and an invisible boundary between the present and the past.... Magic!


The Notting Hill & Portobello Market Walk takes place every Saturday at 10.45 am

Meet Tom or Brian or Richard III just outside the exit of Holland ParkTube Stop.






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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