Saturday, 29 February 2020

My Tours In March

DC Editor Adam writes…

My scheduled tours for March 2020…


Schedule updated 29/02/20

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All bookings handled by my online store Pay A Tour - except those marked Booking Via Eventbrite. There are NO BOOKING FEES for any of my tours,



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• The Beatles & Bob Dylan In 1960s London •

Sunday 1st March 2020 
Meet at Temple tube 10:00a.m


•ONLINE BOOKING ONLY•

Booking Exclusively via Eventbrite…

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The Unknown East End

Sunday 1st March 2020

Meet at Whitechapel tube 2:00pm

Rich in history and stories, this walk was taught to me by my late friend and colleague Harry Jackson. Multiculturalism, immigration, gangsters, literary history, architecture, legends and politics, this walk has the lot.

Tour ends at Brick Lane.





Old Westminster
Thursday 5th March 2020

Meet at Westminster tube (exit 4) 2:00p.m



The famous landmarks… and the hidden corners

£10/£8 Pay on the day or book now…



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NEW TOUR! SECOND OUTING!
• Musical Covent Garden •

Sunday 8th March 2020

Meet at Covent Garden Tube 11:00a.m

From Bob Marley to Thomas "Rule Britannia" Arne – all music is here!


•ONLINE BOOKING ONLY•

Booking Exclusively via Eventbrite…
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• Inside Covent Garden •

Thursday 12th March 2020

Meet at Covent Garden Tube 10.00a.m

The West End revealed - looking beyond the shops and chain caf├ęs to the rich history of London's playground. Where possible, we'll take in a few interiors, too.


Tour ends in Trafalgar Square

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• Old Kensington •

Thursday 12th March 2020
Thursday 26th March 2020

Meet at High Street Kensington tube

A walking tour of London's royal village…





• Jack the Ripper •

Thursday 12th March 2020
Thursday 26th March 2020

Meet at Tower Hill Tube by the tram 7.30pm


The word's most enduring crime story – social history, conspiracy and gruesome murder make for an intense night.


Tour ends at Spitalfields Market near Liverpool Street station.







• Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-1965 •

Friday 13th March 2020
Saturday 21st March 2020
Saturday 22nd March 2020

Meet at Embankment tube (exit 1) 10:00a.m

•ONLINE BOOKING ONLY•





A BRAND NEW Beatles tour for London! Small groups guaranteed booking exclusively via Eventbrite…


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• The London Music Tour – Rock'n'Roll London •

Friday 13th March 2020
Friday 27th March 2020

2pm Tottenham Court Road tube (exit 1) 

The history of pop and rock music in London…


£10/£8 Pay on the day or book now…




• London Horror Story •

Saturday 14th March 2020
Saturday 28th March 2020

Meet at St Paul's tube 7.30pm

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



£10/£8 Pay on the day or book now…







• Women In Music•

Sunday 15th March 2020

Meet at Leicester Square tube (exit 1) 11:00a.m

•ONLINE BOOKING ONLY•


From Marie Loyd to Marianne Faithfull via opera, folk and punk.

Women in music 1722 to 2019

Booking EXCLUSIVELY via Eventbrite…

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NEW TOUR!
• Kinks - A Walking Tour •

Saturday 28th March 2020
Meet at East Finchley tube 11:00a.m

•ONLINE BOOKING ONLY•


Booking EXCLUSIVELY via Eventbrite…


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• Pink Floyd In 1960s London •

Sunday 29th March 2020

Meet at Leicester Square tube (exit 1) 10:30a.m

•ONLINE BOOKING ONLY•


Pink Floyd - a 60s odyssey

Booking EXCLUSIVELY via Eventbrite…

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Looking ahead to April 2020…

3rd April… Beatles & Stones In 60s London – Leicester Square Tube 11:00a.m
3rd April… Rock'n'Roll London – Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1) 2:00p.m
9th April… Old Kensington – High Street Kensington Tube 2:00p.m
9th April… Jack The Ripper – Tower Hill Tube 7:30p.m
10th April… Rock'n'Roll London – Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1) 2:00p.m
11th April… London Horror Story – St Paul's Tube 7:30p.m
17th April… Beatles & Stones In 60s London – Leicester Square Tube 11:00a.m
17th April… Rock'n'Roll London – Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1) 2:00p.m
23rd April… Old Kensington – High Street Kensington Tube 2:00p.m
23rd April… Jack The Ripper – Tower Hill Tube 7:30p.m
25th April… London Horror Story – St Paul's Tube 7:30p.m





























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Thursday, 27 February 2020

And Now The Weather…

DC Editor Adam writes…

As regular readers and walkers will know, I like to brag that I last looked at the weather forecast in earnest back in November 2018.

I don't – shock horror! – have a weather app on my phone.

As I blog this, the rain is rattling on the office skylight above my head (it's about 6:15a.m on Thursday 27th February). I figure it's going to be a bit of a cold and rainy day ahead. Maybe even snow or sleet.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how – I firmly believe – they update the weather on the BBC website and app… by looking out of the window.

Let's look at the facts:

It's February… we are pretty far up the northern hemisphere here in London… so the weather's gonna be pretty shitty from time-to-time.

When the lovely folk who join my walking tours ask, "Is it going to rain?" I reply, "It's certainly possible…".

Which, let's face it, is a fair summation of almost all weather forecasts.

Is London especially notorious for bad weather? I really don't thinks so (he types as the rhythm of the rain on the skylight goes from Ravel's Bolero to Stravinski's Rites Of Spring!) but I do think we have A LOT of weather. By way of example, here's a photoblog from the archive - snapped around this time of year back in 2018 over the course of four consecutive days leading walking tours…






Early March 2018 and I walked in, through and beneath…


White, green and pink in Chester Square



A Constable sky in Kensington


Milky sunshine in Trafalgar Square



A River sunset reflected in Vintners Hall




A sodden Spitalfields


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Friday, 21 February 2020

My Tours Next Week

DC Editor Adam writes…

My scheduled tours up to the end of February 2020…


Schedule updated 21/02/20

Email to enquire about private/bespoke tours

All bookings handled by my online store Pay A Tour - except those marked Booking Via Eventbrite. There are NO BOOKING FEES for any of my tours, 




• Old Kensington •

Thursday 27th February 2020

Meet at High Street Kensington tube

A walking tour of London's royal village…





• Jack the Ripper •

Thursday 27th February 2020

Meet at Tower Hill Tube by the tram 7.30pm


The word's most enduring crime story – social history, conspiracy and gruesome murder make for an intense night.


Tour ends at Spitalfields Market near Liverpool Street station.





• Soho In The Morning •

Friday 28th February

10:15a.m Leicester Square Tube (exit 1) 

The multi-cultural history of Soho – artists, writers, non-conformists from William Hazlitt to Francis Bacon, all human life is here…



£10/£8 Pay on the day



• The London Music Tour – Rock'n'Roll London •

Friday 28th February

2pm Tottenham Court Road tube (exit 1) 

The history of pop and rock music in London…


£10/£8 Pay on the day or book now…




• London Horror Story •

Saturday 29th February 2020 

Meet at St Paul's tube 7.30pm

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



£10/£8 Pay on the day or book now…





NEW TOUR!
• The Beatles & The Rolling Stones In 1960s London •

Saturday 29th February 2020 



Meet at Leicester Square tube (exit 1) 10:30a.m

•ONLINE BOOKING ONLY•

Booking Exclusively via Eventbrite…




• The Beatles & The Rolling Stones In 1960s London •

Sunday 1st March 2020 


Meet at Leicester Square tube (exit 1) 10:30a.m

•ONLINE BOOKING ONLY•

Booking Exclusively via Eventbrite…






The Unknown East End

Sunday 1st March 2020

Meet at Whitechapel tube 2:00pm

Rich in history and stories, this walk was taught to me by my late friend and colleague Harry Jackson. Multiculturalism, immigration, gangsters, literary history, architecture, legends and politics, this walk has the lot.



Tour ends at Brick Lane.





Looking ahead to March 2020…


1st March… The Beatles & Dylan In 1960s London – Temple Tube 10:30a.m
1st March… The Unknown East End – Whitechapel Tube 2:00p.m
8th March… Musical Covent Garden – Covent Garden Tube 11:00a.m
12th March… Inside Covent Garden – Covent Garden Tube 10:00a.m
12th March… Old Kensington – High Street Kensington Tube 2:00p.m
12th March… Jack The Ripper – Tower Hill Tube 7:30p.m
13th March… Beatlemania! – Embankment Tube 10:00a.m
13th March… Rock'n'Roll London – Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1) 2:00p.m
14th March… London Horror Story – St Paul's Tube 7:30p.m
15th March… Women In Music – Leicester Square Tube (exit 1) 11:00a.m
21st March… Beatlemania! – Embankment Tube 10:00a.m
21st March… Beatlemania! – Embankment Tube 11:00a.m
26th March… Old Kensington – High Street Kensington Tube 2:00p.m
26th March… Jack The Ripper – Tower Hill Tube 7:30p.m
27th March… Beatlemania! – Embankment Tube 10:00a.m
27th March… Rock'n'Roll London – Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1) 2:00p.m
NEW TOUR 28th March… The Kinks – A London Music Tour East Finchley Tube 11:00a.m
28th March… London Horror Story – St Paul's Tube 7:30p.m
29th March… Pink Floyd In 1960s London – Leicester Square Tube (exit 1) 10:30a.m
29th March… Village In Piccadilly – Piccadilly Circus Tube (by Eros) 2:30p.m






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