Sunday, 4 May 2014

Walk of the Week

On Sundays we pluck just one walk from the vast repertoire of London Walks and put it centre stage.

This week, it's…


10:00 am on Thursdays from Covent Garden Tube

Let's hear it for privileged access! Was going to say Katy and Karen have emptied the pockets of four stunning London interiors and laid the contents out before us. Empty schmempty. It’s better than that. They take us into those pockets. Some of them are places* you wouldn’t be able to get into if you weren’t on this walk. Special places, privileged places. Here’s John Betjeman on one: “unique and irreplaceable and part of literary and theatrical London. It's historic – quite different from a museum because it's living and in use, not an exhibit.” And its setting, its street? “It’s unmitigated London – human in scale, irregular in height and width, the kind of street that's fast disappearing.” So: Downton Abbey film location, lost rivers, faded menus, whipping post, ballet students, private dining rooms, portable flogging and beheading kit, Pearly king, silver-domed trollies, night watchman’s tardis, famous actress's ashes in a tea caddy, horseshoes, personal letters and gifts, Grand Cigar Divan, cabinet particulaire where the prince and the actress dined privately, we come! Great walk. *On 3 floors, all of which we visit!

The Inside Covent Garden walk takes place every Thursday at 10 am

Meet Katy or Karen just outside the exit of  Covent Garden Tube Covent Garden Tube is on the Piccadilly Line

Guided by Katy or Karen

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

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