Sunday, 17 July 2016

Walk of the Week: The Monstrous Regiment – The Fight For Women's #Suffrage led by Kim


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 Monstrous Regiment – The Fight For Women's Suffrage


St James's Park Tube – Broadway/Westminster Abbey exit

Sunday 24th July 2016 10:45a.m

Led by Kim


What a story. What human beings. What a walk.

When you look at them (statues and seeing them in your mind's eye) and go over the ground, see where some of the pitched battles were fought, and get a sense, with a shudder, how they were vilified - the word vile is hardly strong enough - you'll be lost in admiration.

Some of it hardly bears thinking about - how they force fed Emmeline Pankhurst in prison, for example. All of it is gripping: death, firebombing, police wading in with billy clubs, tremendous person cost - families torn apart, for example, the world's most beautiful woman attacked with a knife,astonishing bravery, even Dickens' house.

Anything else? Yes, best possible guide for this one ("London Walks puts you into the hands of an expert on the particular area and topic of a tour" The New York Times): Kim. She worked in Parliament a good few years. A star Blue Badge Guide, she won the big one, the Guide of the Year Award in her year.




The Monstrous Regiment - The Fight For Women's Suffrage

St James's Park Tube – Broadway/Westminster Abbey exit

Sunday 24th July 2016 10:45a.m





About Your Guide…



Kim
Kim, who has worked in the House of Commons and the European Parliament, is another 24-carat Blue Badge Guide: she won the London Tourist Board's Guide of the Year award in 2001.




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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