As many of you knowLondon is my home and west London is where I have lived for most of my life, my walks are informal, full of interesting and unusual facts and, most of all, are to be enjoyed.  It has been frustrating not being able to continue with my walks since March but now that some of the restrictions have been lifted, I am starting my tours again but will limit numbers to six people, contact me for the meeting venue and a donation of £5 is suggested which goes towards supporting local charities.  As these charities have suffered over recent months due to the lockdown, any additional donation is very welcome.

  • Sunday 20 September  10 am:  BARONS COURT   Another new walk, a lovely amble through the quiet residential streets of Barons Court (apart from one noisy bit), it will take us to the famous Queen’s Club and the church where Fulham Football Club was formed.
  • Wednesday 23 September 10 am:  CHISWICK MALL AND RIVERSIDE Fine houses line this riverside walk and as traffic rushes along a major road nearby is one of the smallest squares in London. Sorry, walk now fully booked
  • Saturday 26 September 10 am:  ASKEW ROAD  A popular walk for local residents who discover how fields and orchards gave way to laundries and brickworks and finally…. their home Sorry, walk now fully booked
  • Saturday 3 October 10 am: ASKEW ROAD  Due to popular demand, I am doing this walk again, it is a perfect way for local residents to discover how fields and orchards gave way to laundries and brickworks and finally…. their home 
  • Tuesday 6 October 10 am:  NOTTING DALE The piggeries have long disappeared as has the short lived racecourse but one of the many pottery kilns remains in this fascinating corner close to Notting Hill.
  • Wednesday 14 October 10 am:  WEST KENSINGTON  new walk - During the nineteenth century a couple of speculative builders developed former orchards and market gardens and it became home to a famous artist, a family of musicians, several authors and an otter (and his owner), St. Paul's Boys School and the depository for a well known London store.
  • Saturday 17 October 10 am:  SHEPHERD'S BUSH  Few people realise that Shepherd’s Bush hosted a major international exhibition at the same time as the Olympic Games in 1908.   It has also been home to the BBC for many years.
  • Tuesday 20 October 10 am:  BEDFORD PARK  Thanks to the support of Sir John Betjeman, the first inner city garden suburb built in this quiet corner of Chiswick has been preserved and contains houses designed by famous architect Richard Norman Shaw.
  • Saturday 24 October 10 am:  PUTNEY HEATH  This is a new walk, and I mean ‘a walk’ but with history, starting at the Heath at the top of Putney Hill and wending past Roehampton and finally to the old burial ground tucked behind Putney High Street.
  • Monday 26 October 10 am:  CHELSEA RIVERSIDE  The river was where so many famous artists had their studios, the walk takes us past the famous Royal Hospital, through the old village of Chelsea and finally along part of the busy King's Road.
  • Thursday 29 October 10 am:  THE ARTIST OF HOLLAND PARK   Some of the most famous British artists of the Victorian era lived in houses designed by the top architects of the day in this quiet corner of Kensington's Holland Park.
  • Saturday 31 OCtober 10 am:  SANDS END  This little known part of Fulham is undergoing amazing redevelopment and gardens now replace many of the former factories and warehouses which once lined the river's bank.   
  • PRIVATE WALKS
  • If you would like a private walk, maximum six people, I am very happy to arrange this for a day and time to suit you, email me for more information.

BOOKS ABOUT WEST LONDON

I have also written some books which take you on a photographic and historical trip around west London and make a perfect gift so do contact me if you would like a signed copy, special price £20.   The six titles in the “Wild about” series cover the following areas:   Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith and Brook Green, Shepherd’s Bush and Askew Road, Notting Hill and North Kensington, Richmond and Kew.

Caroline

 

Click on the arrow below to listen to the podcast I recently recorded for Radio Gorgeous.   Sorry about the advertisement at the beginning but am unable to remove it.  

Contact Caroline for further details