FREE Walks – Local London Guiding Day – 11/10/2014
Save the date – Saturday 11th October is this year’s Local London Guiding Day. This is the fifth year running that London’s four local guiding associations – City of London, Westminster, Clerkenwell & Islington and Greenwich have got together to offer a day of free walks on a specific theme.
This year’s theme is The Georgians. Each guiding association has created an hour long walk in their respective area which they will repeat throughout the day from 10am until 4pm. No booking is required – just turn up!
The walks are free but there will be a collection for the Royal British Legion at the end of each walk.
You may need quite good eyesight to read the flyer below, so details of each of the walks are as follows:
City of London: Georgian Life in the City
What was it like to live in Georgian times? Learn a little bit more about daily life in the City, see buildings from the time and hear stories of those who lived and made their mark while a George was on the throne.
Meet: Bank station, exit 3, Royal Exchange
Clerkenwell and Islington Guides: Bad, Sad, … and Mad!
A fascinating walk through the Georgian streets and squares of Islington exploring the world of the Four Georges.
Meet: Angel station
Greenwich Tour Guides: Inheritance, Indulgence and Infighting
Follow in the buckled shoe footsteps of England’s Hanoverian monarchs and their dysfunctional families amid more grand Georgian architecture than you can shake a powdered periwig at.
Meet: Cutty Sark DLR station
Westminster Guides: Through a Fanlight Darkly
Sometimes the most secret places are closest to the busiest streets. Join us to explore one such area and to meet its Georgian inhabitants.
Meet: the forecourt of Charing Cross station, in front of the hotel.
In the meantime like this page on Facebook with some tantalising teasers about the walks!