London 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.   During 2019 I have introduced some new walks to my repertoire.  

I would love to share with you the fascinating history of this wonderful city, contact me for meeting venue.   A donation of £5 is suggested which goes towards supporting local charities.

  • Saturday 22 June 10 am:  ASKEW ROAD.  A local favourite which includes brickfields and laundries, follies and a listed school building with a connection to  James Bond. 
  • Friday 28 June 10 am:  CHELSEA.  This new walk passes by the river where so many famous artists lived and includes part of The King's Road.
  • Wednesday 3 July 10 am: KEW VILLAGE.  Famous for the Royal Botanic Gardens, explore Kew village which has been favoured by nobles and royalty over the centuries.
  • Saturday 6 July 10 am:  RICHMOND.  There is a wealth of history here - the remains of a palace, almshouses dating back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I and the famous view of the Thames.
  • Thursday 11 July 10am:  CHELSEA.  This new walk passes by the river where so many famous artists lived and includes part of The King's Road.
  • Tuesday 16 July 10 am: PORTOBELLO.  This walk takes you down the famous market and also some of the surrounding streets. 
  • Monday 22 July 10 am:  HOLLAND PARK ARTISTS.  This tucked away part of Kensington attracted many famous Victorian artists who lived in houses designed by the top architects of the time.   The artists are long gone but most of the houses remain.
  • Saturday 27 July 10 am:  BEDFORD PARK.  Regarded as the world's first garden suburb, this unique corner in Chiswick continues to be home to artists, writers and poets.

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