Sunday, 28 April 2019

My London Walks Tours For the Week Ahead

DC Editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

My scheduled London Walks for the week ahead.

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Tours last 2 hours and cost £10 for adults, £8 for students & seniors. 

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Hidden London

Monday 29th April


Meet at Monument tube (Fish Street Hill exit) 11a.m

Old City churches, the livery companies, folklore, legend and history - a celebratory exploration of 2,000 years of London history.





Tour ends at Blackfriars tube.





London Horror Story

Tuesday 30th April & Saturday 4th May

Meet at St Paul's tube 7.30pm



Ghosts, murder and mayhem - 2,000 years of dark history


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The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk with LIVE Music

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Meet at Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1) 7pm





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Friday, 26 April 2019

The WRONG & Winding Road

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Oh it does make me chuckle. The wrong Abbey Road




I know it makes my guiding colleague Richard Porter and many others actively cross (no pun intended).

The Abbey Road DLR Station in East London is NOWHERE NEAR THE FAMOUS ROAD CROSSING WHERE THE BEATLES SHOT THEIR ALBUM SLEEVE.

For that you want ST JOHN'S WOOD ON THE JUBILEE LINE.




Abbey Road DLR station has caused a degree of confusion among music fans in search of The Beatles' famous recording studio. So much so that a sign has been placed at the station to help stray musos…


Back in 2016 I visited the wrong Abbey Road (on purpose!) for the London Walks Podcast. At Abbey Road DLR station, I met Arjan from Istanbul. Sure enough, he was looking for The Beatles…





Arjan graciously agreed to take part in the podcast and afterwards we managed to get him back on track!

Here's the podcast…






If you DO end up at Abbey Road on the DLR, and not St John's Wood on the Jubilee Line for Abbey Road Studios, all is not lost! There's still a flake of Rock'n'Roll London history quite nearby.

The old Abbey Mills Pumping Station is but a hop, skip and jump from London's most confusing station.

In March 1968 Pink Floyd filmed at Abbey Mills Pumping Station (designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette) in deepest East London.

Producer Tony Palmer (who went on to make the monumental All You Need Is Love documentary series on popular music with contributions from, among others, Charles Chilton) captured a performance of post-Syd Barrett Pink Floyd doing Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.





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Monday, 22 April 2019

The Monday Photoblog… Fierce Beasts

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Monday is ALMOST mute here on The Daily Constitutional. I always launch the week with a few London photos, grouped on a theme or neighbourhood.


This week: Here be dragons… and unicorns… oh, and pussycats…



St Michael fights off a seven-headed demon at St Michael Paternoster Royal



Psychedelic Leopards at Dyers' Hall



A free unicorn at Apothecaries' Hall…




… a not-so-free unicorn – chained by the King of Scotland's crown – at St Mary Abchurch 




Grrrr


A very fine cat indeed – Hodge waits for his master Doctor Johnson near Fleet Street








The Monday Photoblog will return next week. In the meantime, if you'd like to share a London photo with me, please do! Perhaps you joined me on a tour and snapped a great shot. Drop me a line.









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Monday, 1 April 2019

In & Around London… Less London

DC Editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…



Monday is ALMOST mute here on The Daily Constitutional. I always launch the week with a few London photos, grouped on a theme or neighbourhood.



This week: Less London

The controversial findings of the Mayors 4:1 Committee dedicated to finding ways of reducing the size of London were put into practice just over a month ago. Today we see just how The London Reduction Scheme  or Less London as it is popularly known  is already progressing



The Shard, as you can see, is already a third of the way dismantled



and it should only be a matter of time before the Olympic Stadium dis-erection programme reaches its final phase




And its not only modern structures that are being cleared. Some unsightly period properties in Waterloo are being methodically taken down ready for imminent transfer to the Museum of London where they belong




No.1 Canada Square at Canary Wharf, as you can see from our picture, has already been reduced to a pile of sand




Meanwhile his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, having personally pressed the button to swing the wrecking ball at that dated carbuncle Clarence House this morning, today takes up residence at The Barbican (pictured below). This 1960s development was once described by Prince Charles himself as being the most picturesque, the most beautiful, the most totally, eye-wateringly bloody lovely development in all England.





More news from the 4:1 Committee and its Less London programme to follow after I've had a bit of a lie-down







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