Saturday, 11 July 2015

Graham The Most Dapper of All #London Walks Guides


Adam writes a few words on our colleague Graham who passed away recently…


I had company at my shoulder last Tuesday night. Our late friend Graham was with me every step of the way. Ghosts of the Old City was his beat, it was his walk…




Graham always wore a tie. When a fellow guide passed comment at a London Walks summer party, Graham replied, "I couldn't go out without a tie. I'd feel undressed."

In his honour I wore a tie on Wednesday night, leading the Rock'n'Roll London Walk around Graham's beloved West End…





 … Graham loved the West End – theatre and a good lunch. Was it my imagination or did all the restaurants in town dip their lights before first covers? They jolly well should have done.


I'm doing the Ghosts walk again tonight. It's a walk I very much look forward to leading – the walkers really get into the spirit of it, no pun intended. I inherited it from Graham a few years ago when he decided to ease off on the night time walks.

It's a great walk. It's Graham's walk.

It will always be Graham's walk. In that way he'll continue to bring pleasure to Londoners the streets of The City where he worked.

Thanks, Graham, I'll see you at half-past seven tonight.






A London Walk costs £10 – £8 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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