Tuesday, 31 December 2013

London 2013 In 12 Photographs

Thanks to all Daily Constitutionalists for reading in 2013 – and to all London Walkers for joining us "Out There". Here's our 2013 in 12 snaps…


In JANUARY we met a Butler's Wharf snowman…


In FEBRUARY North London lovers said it with snow…


In MARCH we set the clocks forward and used this, er, "retro" example in Green Street, East London to mark the occasion…


In APRIL we found these Rock'n'Roll dreamers on the Charing Cross Road…


In May Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich contested the Champions' League Final at Wembley, and what jolly guests they all were…


In JUNE David captured these Globe actors taking what older Aussies once called a "smoko"…


In JULY the Daleks invaded the Somewhere Else London Walk…


In AUGUST the F.A Cup began and, far from the maddening millionaires of the Premier League we paid a visit to homely Cockfosters F.C…


In SEPTEMBER we came upon a film set in Lambeth, a gap in a terrace mocked-up to look like a WWII bomb site…


In OCTOBER Daily Constitutionalist David Moore brought the plight of Camden buskers threatened with a ban to our attention with this shot of comedians Bill Bailey and Mark Thomas flanking The Bard of Barking, Billy Bragg…


In NOVEMBER we walked the Regent's Canal in East London and escaped all the early (TOO early!) Xmas decorations…


In DECEMBER we shared this picture – by Alex Pink – to draw attention to more demolition in the East End. If you haven't yet made a New Year's Resolution, perhaps it can be this: join the East End Preservation Society. Their Facebook page is HERE. Happy New Year when it comes!




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Monday, 30 December 2013

In and Around London... A Few Ground Rules

Monday is mute on the London Walks Blog (well, almost mute) – because Monday is the day when we post five images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides, London Walkers and Facebook friends. Collated on a theme or an area, if you've got some great shots of our capital and want to join in send your pictures to the usual address.





A follow-up to our In & Around Forbidden London post (read it HERE), here are a few London guidelines…


Footballs, rugby balls and billiard balls are, we assume, fair game.

And don't drink it!

This bird looks most downcast by the fishing ban.

We think the Town Clerk is being a tad draconian on the tricycle front. £5!

April Fool!






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Sunday, 29 December 2013

The East End Preservation Society – Vallance Road

Here’s the very latest news from the East End Preservation Society.

These photos – by Alex Pink – were taken on Vallance Road…






… and they show some great period detail and old shop fronts that are scheduled for demolition by Tower Hamlets Council.

You can view the plans and register any objections at the Tower Hamlets website HERE.  (Click the “Comment on Application” link near the top of the page or the "Make a General Comment" link near the bottom of the page to register any complaint with the plan.)


You can follow the East End Preservation Society on Facebook HERE. They are doing great work.




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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Walk It All Off On Boxing Day!

We hope you had a fantastic Christmas Day! We're out and about with our usual schedule of walking tours tomorrow, Boxing Day, including…




… the Kensington Walk at 2.00pm from High Street Kensington Station. For the full schedule, click HERE.





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Merry Christmas!


A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our London Walkers!



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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The London Walks Christmas Podcast




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In & Around London: 12 Days of Xmas

Monday is mute on the London Walks Blog (well, almost mute) – because Monday – Tuesday for Christmas! – is the day when we post five – twelve for Christmas! –images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides, London Walkers and Facebook friends. Collated on a theme or an area, if you've got some great shots of our capital and want to join in send your pictures to the usual address.


We're playing fast and loose with the Twelve Days of Christmas…


PEAR TREE Court in Clerkenwell

Short of TURTLE DOVES in our old town, how about a grubby Cockney pigeon instead? 

We're pretty sure that's a FRENCH HEN on this pub at Haverstock Hill

What is a COLLY BIRD anyhoo? Will a Kensington Flamingo suffice?

Three Olympic Games, more than  any other city. Worthy of FIVE GIOLD RINGS we'd say

North London GEESE at Waterlow Park

SWANS by the river (oh, and a large Canary behind)

MAIDS A MILKING at Holborn?

LADIES DANCING  at Wembley

They're from Westminster, they may well be LORDS and they're definitely A-LEAPING

PIPES are outlawed on the Underground, even if you are Sherlock Holmes at Baker Street

Of all the DRUMMERS DRUMMING we know of only one with a plaque – Keith Moon at the old Marquee Club on Wardour Street




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