Throughout 2015 we'll be digging around in our back catalogue, reblogging posts from our archive.
Here's what we were carrying on about on the 14th January 2009…
Legal & Illegal London. is Angela's favourite London Walk. This is why you should tag along with her:
“We may be plunged into the grey gloom of a misty, frosty January with the jollifications of the New Year a mere wisp of memory, but come with me and lift the spirits in the collegiate serenity of the Inns of Court. This is where the barristers [wigs, gowns] hang out. It's a magical, mystery tour, because although they're bounded by typically seething London streets, secreted away are the flowerbedded acres of the Inns, so quiet one feels one should walk through on tiptoe. And although of course the lawyers are now all hunched up now behind computers in their chambers [offices] it's all so Dickensian one wouldn't be surprised to catch one sharpening his quill pen! And for good measure when we finish not only can you go into an actual High Court and see for yourselves the drama of a courtroom, but for those who need sustenance of a different kind you can go and have scones and jam in an old bank!”
(Angela also contributes a chapter – not to mention the funniest writer biog ever – to the forthcoming London Walks book. Click HERE for more details.)
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 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.