Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Winter Tips from #LondonWalks Guides No.3: Laurence & Steph Hit The Drugs

 DC Editor Adam writes…

Outside in all weathers, we 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.

So how are we doing with the sniffles and sneezes? In our ongoing series, London Walks guides share their winter tips. Today, we're off on a trip to the chemist with Laurence and Steph…

Laurence writes…


I found Tyrozets very good for sore throats but you have to ask for them at the counter

And here's Steph

My particular saviour has been over the years has been the nasal spray "First Defence" from Vic.   You must use it within the first few hours of a sneeze or onset of a cold, and it is truly miraculous.   From getting a regular couple of 'throats' and sniffles every winter, I now get virtually none, except when I have left it a mite too late to administer the spray.  

Adam adds…

Three pharmacuetical facts to be taken one-at-a-time before meals…


In 1873 Alice Vickery (born in Devon 1844) was the first woman to qualify as a pharmacist.

The first 24-hour pharmacy in London – at Piccadilly Circus – was opened by the Boots company in 1925.

During WWI Agatha Christie worked as a pharmacist at the Red Cross Hospital, Torquay. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, a case of murder by poisoning, was reviewed in the Pharmaceutical Journal.

Meet The Guides here… www.walks.com/guides

More Winter Tips from The Daily Constitutional…

Want to share a winter weather tip or cold remedy? Drop me a line at the usual address

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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