Tuesday, 12 April 2016

#LondonSongs - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

With the launch of The Rolling Stones Walk on the 5th May 2016 and the return of the Rock'n'Roll London Pub walk on Wednesday nights from the 4th May 2016 the London Walks summer programme 2016 will feature no less than FIVE regular musical-themed walking tours.

To mark the occasion, April is Music Month on The Daily Constitutional!

A month of plaques, locations, facts, reviews and more lies ahead. And I'm compiling the Ultimate London Playlist – get in touch with your favourite London song or piece!

DC Editor Adam writes… During Music Month I'm collecting London music to shape The Big London Playlist. Here's London walks guide Ann with her recommendation…

LW’s resident Foodie expert Ann is on song with her favourite London tune which is…

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - written in 1939 and first sung in a West End revue by Judy Campbell. Since then, recorded by just about everyone - from Vera Lynn to Frank Sinatra, Twiggy, Rod Stewart, Nat King Cole.

I like the tune, I like the words - and most of all, as a foodie, I like the line - '...there were angels dining at the Ritz'.

Foodies who join my foodies walks may not see angels at the Ritz, but will certainly hear about some of the heavenly food that diners consumed there.

Ann leads Epicurean, Gourmets' Foodies' London on Saturday 16th April at 10:00a.m meet at Monument Tube (Fish Street Hill exit)

The D.C Editor Adam chimes in… Thanks Ann. Out of the list of artists above, I’ve taken the liberty of selecting my particular favourite, Nat King Cole, arranged by Ralph Carmichael for the 1961 album The Touch of Your Lips

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.

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