Thursday, 13 November 2014

London Walks Guides & Hats: Simon & Tilley – What A Double Act!

We're currently talking hats on The Daily Constitutional. And here he is, the man who launched the debate, Mr Simon Law…

Just like the famous lyric of Danny Boy, London Walks guide Simon will be there in sunshine or in shadow. Here he is in the latter…

… and here in sunshine…

The weather is changeable. The hat remains a constant.

"It's a Tilley," Simon explained to me one morning at Westminster Underground station as we waited for our group of students to arrive for their walking tour.

He said the word "Tilley" with the same tone as he would have said, "It's a Rolls Royce" or "It's a Rolex", i.e. brooking no nonsense. 

Here's the label…

"Handcrafted with Canadian Persnickitiness." What's not to love? 

Thanks Simon.

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You can read further hat tales from Harry and Richard B. Next up will be Kim and Adam explaining why the guide's headgear choice benefits not only the London Walks guide, but also the London Walker.


Simon is James Bond material. He's tall, dark, and easier on the eyes than Pierce Brosnan. Let alone brainier. This is an actor who's tri-lingual, who's lived in Asia and South America, and, for good measure, is a top flight professionally qualified London Blue Badge, Southeast England and Cambridge Guide. And he's also a very nice guy. And as a guide - well, they don't come any better.


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