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This weeks walks news in London

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Well the clocks have done whatever it is they do at this time of year. It’s now British Summer Time (yeah right!) and it’s raining. Don’t you just love these halcyon summer days.

We had a record day on our Harry Potter London walks last week when 89 requests were made in one day. You can still get hold of a copy of the free pdf by sending an email to

harry-potter-pdf@discovery-walks.com

That’s all there is to it. The DIY tour then comes back to you by return.

Of course you can still join us for a Jack the Ripper Tour or for one of our London Ghost Walks.

The Jack the Ripper walks take place 7 chilling nights a week and the Ghost Walks in London are currently on Friday and Saturday nights.

Richard has now finished the writing for his new book Haunted Britain, which will be published on Halloween this year. In addition the Sherlock Holmes documentary is almost completed and will be going on sale in the near future.

Richard has now begun a great new project with Sir Donald Sinden, one of the most respected names in British Theatre. Last week Richard and several others accompanied Sir Donald on a tour of some great properties and the project, when it is completed, is going to be great.

Sir Donald is now in his mid- 80′s but shows no signs of slowing down. He has a fund of great anecdotes (he actually met Lord Alfred Douglas!) and is a true raconteur who still keeps his audiences enraptured with his tales of the theatrical world.

The finished project is going to be absolutely breathtaking and we’ll be posting more information on it on this blog in the coming months.

In the meantime the Free Riverside Pub Walk is now  in its finishing stages and we hope to launch it in early May.  So keep an eye on this blog for it.

Updates to our free London walks.

Friday, November 6th, 2009

We’re in the process of updating our free walking tours of London and its surroundings. Those of you who have been following our blog for some time will be familiar with our belief that we should offer you as many ways of seeing London as possible.

Our Walks of London website (www.walksoflondon.co.uk) has over the years proved a great resource for those of you who want to see more of London. We give you step by step directions that enable you to find parts of London that you would never dream existed.

But, in addition, we pack our free London walks with information about the historical figures and the places that you will encounter as you enjoy our tours.

We’re putting the finishing touches now to a free Riverside pub walk which will take you to some lovely old pubs that, literally, hang over the Thames! There will be all manner of fun things to do as you follow our detailed step by step instructions. That is important to us. We don’t think that we should tell you to go and sit in a pub and just read about the places that are nearby.

We tell you how to get to those places and then, when you are there, we tell you all about them.

How?

Well our free London walks are print off PDF’s that you download, print off and do when you want and at your own pace.

This is a much better way of doing Riverside London Pub Walks than joining a scheduled tour because you can spend as much time in the pubs as you want.

Think about this? If you explore London’s Historic pubs on regular London walks you will be arriving at the pub in a group that might number 50 or more people. If the walk lasts two to two and a half hours then that means you get an average of 20 minutes in each pub. It takes a barman round about a minute, a little longer for a pint of Guiness, to pull a pint. Then, he has to take the money, ring it up and give you your change. Even if those 50 people are in groups of 3, that’s 16 or so groups who are buying drinks.

Well, as they say in America, you do the math! Are you really going to enjoy the pub’s ambience when up against the clock like that? Suppose you want to eat at the pub? Do you honestly think 20 minutes is enough time to get a meal and eat it!

A London pub walk is best done in a small group at your own pace. So that is where our free London walks make the difference. You can spend as much or as little time in the pub as you choose.

Suppose, for example, it’s a Friday night and one of the Riverside pubs is bursting at the walls it’s so crammed with local office workers. If you were on a scheduled walk you’d have to battle to the bar, get a drink, finish it in the twenty minutes allocated for the stop and then continue to the next crowded pub. Would that really be fun?

With our free Walks you would turn up at the pub, see that it was crowded and so make the decision to move on to the next pub. And, because our London Walking Tours are about you having the choice, we will always offer suggestions for alternatives nearby. It’s a win win situation and that’s why on our walks you will always discover a welcome difference.