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…
THE OLD PALACE QUARTER
Hidden Courtyards, Secret Passageways & Antique Arcades
2.30 pm on Wednesdays from Green ParkTube Green Park exit (meet in the park, by the fountain)
There's no need to book. A London Walk takes about two hours and costs £10 or £8 for concs. (kids under 15 accompanied by their parent[s] go free)
London Walks pen and Daily Constitutional Special Correspondent David writes… This neighbourhood – they don't make 'em like this anymore. And that's by way of saying, "I'd put this one in the top four or five of the 56 different walks that I'm personally able to guide. It's got everything I want in a walk." 1) It's olde, vintage London. There are turnoffs – secret passageways – that take you into the 16th century. And the 18th century is par for the course. And it's so well preserved it's a miracle the whole neighbourhood hasn't been sold off to a museum! 2) So, as you'd expect, visually it's very appealing. 3) It's storied. It's storied because it's full of character, full of characters, and marinated in history. 4) It's nooked and crannied.
Why is that important? Well maybe it's just me, but I like to see things other people don't get to see.
The Old Palace Quarter walk takes place every Wednesday at 2.30 pm and every Friday at 2.30 pm
Meet Liam or Angela just outside the Green Park exit (by the fountain) of Green Park Tube.
Green Park Tube is on the Jubilee, Piccadilly & Victoria Lines
Guided on Wednesdays by Liam or Angela
Guided on Fridays by Hilary, Alison or Kim
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.