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"Walk abouts in London" Walks and itineraries Tip by pedersdottir

Walks and itineraries, London: 29 reviews and 38 photos

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Favorite thing: If anything London is THE city to view on foot. There are so many pocket parks, quaint nooks and mews to poke about in.
For a great introductory tour try the Original London Walks. Walks are scheduled morning, afternoon and evening, 7 days a week, rain or shine. Each tour lasts about 2-3 hours and costs L 5.50 (or L 4.50 with the frequent walker's discount card). No reservations required: just check the schedule, locate a tour that strikes your fancy, and meet the guide at your designated location (generally outside a tube station).
At tour's end you are free to wander, shop, people watch or investigate the neighborhood further.

Fondest memory: Personal favorites:

Legal and Illegal London tour: AKA 'Walking in the Steps of Rumpole'. If you're a fan you will LOVE this one. See the Royal Courts of Justice, visit the 4 Inns of Court and the Temple Church. Stroll through Chancery Lane to glimpse the big wigs at Edes & Ravencroft. Afterwards you can hoist a glass of Chateau Plonk at Rumpole's favorite watering hole.

Greenwich tour: boat down the Thames to visit this lovely town which marks the Start of Time - 0 degrees longitude. On the return you can walk under the water via the Thames foot tunnel. ADVISORY: there is literally so much to see and do in Greenwich after the tour that you should plan on spending the WHOLE DAY. Maybe even a weekend.

Hampstead Village and Heath: so quaint, so charming, so close to Kenwood House. Little did I know the town used to be a SPA (it's that water connection again!)

Soho Walk: Start out at Leicester Square for a tour of London Bohemia that finishes with 60's retro-flair at Carnaby Street.

Find London Walks online at: www.walks.com or phone 020.7624.3978

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 6, 2004
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