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…
OLD HIGHGATE VILLAGE - "a place apart"
1.45 pm on Sundays from Highgate Tube Meet in the booking hall
(Highgate Tube is on the branch of the Northern Line that goes toward High Barnet/Mill Hill East)
What kind of sorcery is this? We're just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we're in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond. Yes, we've taken a brief tube journey into timeless England. Here are lanes and cottages and Georgian houses and spectacular views across London. Here are Coleridge, Dickens, Betjeman, Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Yehudi Menuhin, George Michael, Annie Lennox, and Sting. And after the walk, there's Highgate Cemetery ("one of the most astonishing places in London...architecture's answer to Hieronymus Bosch") or, on its wooded slope on the Heath, Kenwood House. In short, this is the perfect London Walk for a fine Sunday afternoon. But keep it under your hat, because if the word got out Highgate would be a major tourist attraction!
The Old Highgate Village Walk takes place every Sunday at 1.45 pm from Highgate Tube.
Meet Brian or Tom in the station booking hall.