Monday, 30 June 2014

Let's All Go Down The Strand No.30. The Last In the Series!

Stalking The Strand with camera and pen, David Tucker presents the last in his series of new angles on one of London's most famous thoroughfares…







Let’s all go down the Strand...



Where the wild things are…








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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In & Around London… Red, White & Blue

Monday is mute on The Daily Constitutional (well, almost mute) – because Monday is the day when we post five images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides and London Walkers.


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.






City Hall

Covent Garden (Not sure if this is a fit of patriotic fervour or an anti-British protest!)

Carnaby Street (pic taken a couple of Christmases back)

How much is that Hofner in the window? (Macari's on the Charing Cross Road)

We hear that there are other countries with red, white and blue flags too. Who knew? ;)



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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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Let's All Go Down The Strand No.29

Stalking The Strand with camera and pen, David Tucker presents a few new angles on one of London's most famous thoroughfares…





Where the Wild Things Are











That diaphanous dress – remind you of a famous 1980 photo of a kindergarten teacher?

But other than that…

There she is in the midst of the kingdom of wild thingdom – the pure serene in the nightmare factory. She’s graceful, she’s beautiful – proof against the dream machine beasties and their human counterparts.


It’s wild how wildly at variance she is with them.




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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Walk of the Week


Every Sunday we’ll 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…









OLD HIGHGATE VILLAGE - "a place apart"

1.45 pm on Sundays from Highgate Tube  Meet in the booking hall

(Highgate Tube is on the branch of the Northern Line that goes toward High Barnet/Mill Hill East)

What kind of sorcery is this? We're just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we're in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond. Yes, we've taken a brief tube journey into timeless England. Here are lanes and cottages and Georgian houses and spectacular views across London. Here are Coleridge, Dickens, Betjeman, Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Yehudi Menuhin, George Michael, Annie Lennox, and Sting. And after the walk, there's Highgate Cemetery ("one of the most astonishing places in London...architecture's answer to Hieronymus Bosch") or, on its wooded slope on the Heath, Kenwood House. In short, this is the perfect London Walk for a fine Sunday afternoon. But keep it under your hat, because if the word got out Highgate would be a major tourist attraction!


The Old Highgate Village Walk takes place every Sunday at 1.45 pm from Highgate Tube.


Meet Brian or Tom in the station booking hall.




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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