Big, grey, looming… and no walking tour guide wants to mention it.
The elephant in the room?
The rainy London sky.
As I blog this, sunshine streams through The Daily Constitutional office window. And it feels like tempting fate to be writing about rain.
But how can it be avoided here in London? I've written about it often on The DC. I've composed a eulogy to a good and faithful brolly. I've sent a love letter to the showers. I've given top tips on waterproof kit.
I've even made a short film in tribute to the London Walkers who stay with us when the heavens open…
I found myself making a "follow-up" film last Thursday after the torrential rain that flooded the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk. So many of you turned up I had to laugh – what an eccentric bunch! I was delighted to see every one of you.
I had tried my very best to warn you off on Twitter earlier in the day…
I ain't gonna bullshit ya. The weather on my @londonwalks Rock&Roll #London #Pub Walk 2nite would make Noah poop himself. Join me anyway! pic.twitter.com/NDUAes1Zmc— Adam Scott (@AdamScottG) May 17, 2017
But still you joined me!
I'm asked all the time: "Do you still do your walks when it rains?"
My answer is always the same: "Doesn't matter a stuff what WE do. YOU are they guys who come out it all weathers."
For this, much thanks. here's my short film (and I'm doing the walk all over again tonight with NO rain according to the BBC!) at 7pm, Tottenham Court Road Tube…
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.