They're piquant little historical tidbits that he's methodically seeding into each walk's "page" on the London Walks website.
He's had a lot of good feedback so far – visitors to walks.com like them, I hope that Daily Constitutionalists do too…
A Soupçon to accompany the Regent's Canal Camden Town to Little Venice Walk…
"Oddly, the eastern Mediterranean Asclepian snake can be found living wild in the middle of London: along the banks of the Regent's Canal near London Zoo, where a small self-sustaining population was released and became established during the 1980s.
Fortunately for passing Londoners, this particular species of snake is not venomous, but is a constrictor, squeezing the breath from its victims; so apart from striking terror into the local rodent population, it does no harm." Natural Histories
Read more about the Regent's Canal Camden Town to Little Venice tour HERE.
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.