A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights walk Slightly amended route for 2019

Bond Street Christmas lights

The walk starts with the cosy glow of a fire in a Sam Smiths’ Marylebone pub*, then meanders through the back streets of the West End, through Mayfair and into Soho. The walk includes hidden passages, superbly decorated posh shops and lots of historical snippets along the way. As with many of Joanna’s walks there is a food/drink theme plus Christmas traditions and decorations throughout!

The nearest tube to the start of the walk is Bond Street, 7 minutes’ walk away. The walk starts outside the pub.

The walk finishes close to Piccadilly Circus tube where there are lots of options for post walk refreshment.

If you’ve done this walk before – and there are some who have done it multiple times – the route is slightly changed for 2019.

*If you’re bringing children and want to avoid the pubs there is a cafe opposite the pub at the start of the walk and plenty of options at the end.

Atkinsons Burlington Gardens

Reviews from my previous Christmas walks:

LondonGirl0201 (December 2019) A very informative and fabulous walk with Joanna who has a wealth of knowledge and it was just so great to get off the beaten track … Joanna also sends out links and other information following the walk to keep it in mind. I highly recommend.”

Melanie A (December 2018) I did the Xmas light foodie inspired walk with Joanna Saturday evening. It was magic, fun and informative. Strongly to recommend!  Thanks Joanna.”

CDub131 (December 2017)Joining Joanna on this walking tour around London was a highlight of our Christmas! Dodging through little alley ways into hidden courtyards alight with the prettiest of displays we never would have found, Joanna’s relaxed, humorous and informative style all added to our experience. Thank you so much Joanna….looking forward to our next walk with you!”

Catherine C (December 2017)“What a great walk, loads of history, places you would never find without a guide. Jo is a great, knowledgable guide, it’s just a fun thing to do. Great way to find pubs, shops, streets that would would not even know where there.”

Margot W (December 2016) “Enjoyed tour, which included some lesser known areas. The guide was well prepared and knowledgeable.”

ljc01 (December 2016) This year was the 2nd year I’ve done this tour & loved it. …”

Contact me for availability and cost for a private walk. All walks can be adapted to start and finish at a venue of choice in the immediate area. The walk is around 1 hour, 50 minutes’ long. 

There are still some spaces on these public walks for 2019:

Monday 30th December – 5pm to 6.45pm

Dates for all my upcoming walks will always appear first on Eventbrite and on my Westminster Walks page on Facebook.

For the past 4 years myself and fellow Westminster Tour Guide Ray Coggin have done one special charity walk. 

Fundraising walk – postponed until Spring 2020

This year’s fundraising walk willow take place in Spring 2020. We have already set up a Just Giving page here but had to postpone the walk. More info soon. We will be leading a new walk ‘Western Front to the West End’. We will again be raising funds for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. 

Details of what we have raised in previous charity walks are below.

In 2018 we raised £207 for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans

In 2017 we raised £257 for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans

In 2016 we raised £424.99 for Stand up to Cancer

In 2015 we raised £319 for the Magical Taxi Tour Charity

More info about my Christmas walks can be found here or contact me to book this on a date and time to suit. Ideal group maximum for this walk is 15.  Walks are equally as festive during the daytime.

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