Tuesday, 24 June 2014

If You Do One OTHER Thing In London This Week…

Our Tuesday slot in which we point you in the direction of other great happenings and events in our city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.

Simple one this week: go shopping.

We meet many European students on our walking tours and they are always fun to be with. We should also give 'em a nod of thanks because, at the end of every walking tour when we ask, "Does anyone have any questions?" our students chime with one voice: "Which way to Oxford Street?"

The nod of thanks is, of course, for the vast contribution to the UK economy. Thanks kids!

At The Daily Constitutional, however, we like to point you away from the main drag. So this week we're suggesting that you head not for London's most famous shopping street but for its most lovely… Cecil Court.

Behind the Victorian shop fronts you will find antiques, books, jewellery, prints, postcards, medals and collectibles – everything you didn't know you wanted all in one short street, traffic-free alley between the Charing Cross Road and St Martin's Lane. Cecil Court was once the home of the British film industry and was the street where Foyles bookshop was born. Those of you joining Richard Walker on his Harry Potter walk will be perfectly placed to discover this London gem.

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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