What We Do

Why Blog?

Why are we blogging when we could be out there doing more tours?

Are we contributing to our own demise by keeping our constituents welded to computer screens? Are we hypnotizing them via black mirrors in the palms of their hands while they zombie along in their own little worlds?

Far from it.

Here are just a few reasons why we write The Daily Constitutional



Too Much Information!

Our walking tours take about two hours each. It’s very often the case that a walking tour is defined by what we leave out. There’s just TOO MUCH for two hours. We've honed our tours to peak condition over time, adding new information as it comes in and archiving other choice nuggets to make room for the new.

The remaining information – by no means chaff – often ends up on our blog, The Daily Constitutional.



We Know A Lot Of Interesting People

Our guiding colleagues are a fascinating bunch. We'll be sharing their stories and news here on The Daily Constitutional from time to time.




Opinions Are Like…?

Do you really want to stand in the open air while someone opens their neck and blasts opinion in your face? If so, then Hyde Park Corner is the place for you. Such shtick has no place on a walking tour.

A blog, however, is a different matter. Indeed, the blogosphere can sometimes be nothing but a seething morass of opinion. In our opinion.

So from time to time we’ll share with you the odd opinion, here and there.

Sometimes a VERY odd opinion.


Such as:









By The Way…

Sometimes we have information that is very much relevant to the walking tour, but isn’t necessarily the stuff of great sightseeing.

Shoes, for example.

We think we know a thing-or-four about comfortable footwear. In our line of work it’s essential. Given that our brief as tour guides is to lift our walkers’ heads up to see beyond the traffic and the shops, it would be a great pity to have them shoegazing for any part of our two hours together.


And about the best chip shops in London. 






I Was Walking Along Just The Other Day, When…


I bumped into a man with an enormous fish. (Thanks to our London Walks® colleague Richard III for this post.)

The camera phone has turned us all into poets and chroniclers. And we London Walks® guides, like everyone else, snap away as we go along. Our blog gives us an opportunity to share the out-of-the-ordinary flotsam and jetsam of London. 




Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

We’re all about. All over London. We take notes and snap pictures. But London changes, almost constantly. And sometimes new bits of London appear fleetingly and then vanish. Bits such as these street paintings (one of which is already gone at time of writing), or these silly signs. But they remain on our blog. Similarly, we post historic shots to help fill-in the gaps in our modern London, such as these views of High Street Kensington.



All The News That’s Fit To Blog

We'll keep you up to date with news, events and special offers from our friends at London Walks®, Premium Tours, Music Heritage London, The Westminster Guiding Course, Blue Badge Guides, as well as our tour guiding colleagues and chums– new walks, new guides, special walks and events. We blog about all of that, as well as general London news and other London blogs that we enjoy and think you would, too. 




And Now, The Soppy Bit…

You join our tours in rain or shine and you’ve always got stuff to say, kind words, insights, jokes, facts, theories, bits of your own life stories that, when imparted to us as guides become part of our understanding of London as a whole.

And at the end of a walk we all just dissolve away and get back to our own, personal Londons.

The Daily Constitutional is our way of saying, “Keep in touch.” 


So that’s why we blog.


Happy Londoning

Karen & Adam
London
August 2018








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