Outside in all weathers, the London Walks guides know a thing or two about battling the cold weather.
In this short series we're sharing our winter weather tips with our lovely London Walkers, a hardy bunch who join us rain or sleet in the winter months.
Here's Steph with a top tip on keeping the cold at bay and a little bit of product placement (!)…
My winter cold prevention is something I never go without in my handbag - First Defence nasal spray from Vicks.
I have used it when needed for over three years, and have not had one cold or bad throat – something never conceivable till I discovered this. I always had at least two bad colds in the winter, but no more.
If you go on my Chelsea walk, we delve into royal land and see houses built in the early 1700's. Back then one cure for a head cold was to thinly pare orange peel, turn it inside out, and shove it up both nostrils. Not something you would want to display on the daily tube ride without getting some weird looks!
Steph's excellent Chelsea walk goes on Wednesdays at 1:45p.m from Sloane Square Station.
Stephanie, a splendidly droll ex-Elephant Keeper, was in Shakespeare in Love! She's a professionally qualified Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, City of London, and Blue Badge Guide. And in case you're wondering… An adult African elephant poos enough in 24 hours to fill one and half to two black dust bins.
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.