Thanks to everyone who joined us on London Walks yesterday during the tube strike.
I made all of my London journeys yesterday on foot – covering 19.5 miles of London, through seven London boroughs, leading two walking tours in between "commutes" and was even interviewed by the BBC in Kensington as a Tube Strike expert!
Here are a few of the things I spotted along the way – things I wouldn't ordinarily have seen on a regular commute. There's a lot to be said for being driven above ground and onto the hind legs. By the way, this post contains a mild sweary word…
|Cafe Toulous in Hampstead Garden Suburb - converted from the local public toilet. Toulous – geddit?|
|This way to the ball|
|Graffiti at Abbey Road – I think they mean Syd (as in Pink Floyd's Barrett) but it's the thought than counts|
|Good advice at Abbey Road – no more horrid sound in London than that of Brazilian Beatles fans being coaxed into the St John's Wood sky at high speed by angry white van drivers|
|Red & Black|
|Dancing dresses in Portobello|
|Interviewed by Victoria from the BBC as a Tube Strike Expert!|
|Commuters take to the water|
|Vividly creating the impression that extra buses were pressed into service|
|By five o'clock I was tired and I'm sorry to say that I judged this man harshly. On reflection, having slept on it, I STILL think he's a wanker. Just don't do it, cyclists|
|Heading home after my evening walking tour, out of Spitalfields through Hoxton|
|By this stage in the day, the universe seemed to be sending me psychogeographic messages (perhaps I was just tired)…|
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.