Friday, 19 February 2016

Review: "Superb Walks"


Mary, Fiona, Maxine & Noel in the London Walks office write… Every Monday & Friday we'll be sharing reviews of our London Walks written by London Walkers. Firstly, THANKS to all who have written to us down through the years, your kind words are greatly appreciated! Our guides don't solicit these reviews on our tours – we believe that this would be a waste of your time. That's what makes these reviews all the more special – they have been sent to us by genuine London Walkers who have given up their valuable time to drop us a line or two, or leave a comment on travel message boards & websites. Thanks everyone. For once, these really are reviews you can trust.

This from London Walker Carl…

Superb Walks

I attended three walks during a recent visit and all were excellent. The Sherlock Holmes walk was fun and informative. Richard did a great job discussing aspects of life in London at the time and how Holmes fit into society and literature. It's hard to have a tour of a fictional character's life but Richard did a wonderful job. I took the Ghosts of the Old City tour with Adam on Saturday and it was my favorite experience of my London trip. You don't have to believe in ghosts to enjoy the stories and tales of hauntings and their origins. Adam brought all of the stories to life and engaged all of the audience.

My final walk was the Jack the Ripper walk with Donald Rumbelow - what an experience! To hear stories of the Ripper from the world's leading expert was a treat. Donald made sure to give us details of not just Jack, but of life in London. Despite a large crowd in the walk, he made sure all of us had our questions answered and curiosity satiated. I was a little surprised to see that someone brought two children under ten on this walk, as I wouldn't recommend this for children, given the details given of the murders. Donald also stayed a bit afterwards for questions, comments, and more details. Wonderful!

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Carl!

Mary, Fiona, Maxine & Noel (on behalf of Richard, Adam, Donald and all the London Walks guides)

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