Sunday, 2 November 2014

Walk of the Week

On Sundays we 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…






THE LURE OF THE UNDERGROUND

11 am on Tuesdays from Baker Street Tube, Baker Street north exit

This one's got three subtitles. And a footnote. The four of them sum up the walk perfectly. They are: Down the Tubes. 150 Years of Engineering &; Artistry. Seen from the Inside. We're going places on this walk so you'll need an Oyster Card or a 2-Zone Travel Card (that's the footnote). Now a bit more background info. Last year was the London Underground's 150th birthday. This tour explores that extraordinary "journey", "trajectory", "trip", call it what you will. 

Much of the tour is down inside the tube. But not all of it. We explore several stations, inside and out. You'll see things that you won't have seen before. Let alone things that you did see before but didn't "see", if you know what, I mean. I (David) went on this one with Fiona in February. It was a revelation. I've been taking the Tube for 40 years. She pointed things that I'd never noticed – never noticed in stations that I've been in well over 10,000 times. Lots and lots of "well, I never" moments, jaw hanging open moments. 

The Tube. It's a great London story. An integral part of the calculus of London life. So that in itself is a great foundation for a walk. And to it you can add a great guide, Fiona. She's put this together brilliantly. And delivers it with consummate artistry. This is a very special couple of hours. Strongly recommended.


The Lure of the Underground walk takes place every Tuesday at 11 am

Meet Fiona at 11 am just outside Baker Street Tube, the Baker Street north exit






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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