Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Walworth Walk: Countdown to Christmas



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Here’s Isobel


My countdown to Christmas begins next Saturday 7th December with the Walworth Walk which ends at some artists’ studios, open for the weekend.

En route from Kennington tube we’ll see the City Farm; the site of the Surrey Zoological Gardens;the birthplace of the Surrey County Cricket Club; a celebrated Soane church; one of London’s oldest markets; and much more.

Why fight your way through the crowds in the West End when you can do your shopping in such convivial surroundings, stopping for coffee or food at the Electric Elephant Café, or sipping a pint at the nearby Beehive?

At the artists’ studios, described as ‘seriously hip’ by The Times. You’ll be spoiled for choice. Whether your tastes run to handcrafted jewelry by leading silversmith Carol Mather, delicate ceramics by Barbara Wakefield or Kate Scott, paintings, photographs, bespoke bikes, rugs from handspun wool, or a host of other delights, you’ll find them here.

You can even pick up some cards and calendars by yours truly while admiring lutes and guitars, smelling the flowers, or picking up a couturier bargain.

We start outside Kennington tube at 10.45. I’ll be wearing my Blue Badge and clutching a batch of London Walks leaflets.

The walk lasts around two hours, and costs just £9, £7 concessions.

I look forward to seeing you!




Isobel

Isobel is an artist, journalist, linguist, prize-winning Blue Badge Guide and London Walks' token aristocrat. One of her ancestors introduced the waltz to this country.






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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