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 shall introduce 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.

  • Wednesday 24 April 10am:  EMBANKMENT GARDENS.  This chain of gardens beside the Thames in Westminster was created when Sir Joseph Bazalgette built London's sewage system and the flower beds are a joy in the spring time.
  • Saturday 27 April 10 am:  RICHMOND ON THAMES.  Tucked away from the busy shopping street are almshouses and lovely Georgian buildings.  At two and a half hours a slighty longer than usual walk but worth it to enjoy the magnificent view of the river from Richmond Hill.
  • Sunday 28 April 4 pm:  THE GROUNDS OF HOLLAND PARK.   An easy Sunday stroll, the remains of the Jacobean house and outbuildings lie within well tended woodland and gardens.
  • Thursday 2 May 10am:  PUTNEY RIVERSIDE.   Once a busy riverside with boats unloading goods at the wharves whilst tucked away inland workmens' cottages are a reminder of times gone by.
  • Sunday 12 May 4pm:  STAMFORD BROOK.   An easy afternoon stroll round this area where the brook flowed slowly towards the river, it now lies underground.
  • Saturday 18 May 10am:  SANDS END.   A new walk.   The factories have gone and this former industrial part of Fulham is being transformed into an attractive residential waterside area. 
  • Tuesday 21 May 10am:  NOTTING DALE.  Once known as the Piggeries and Potteries, now quiet residential streets lie behind Holland Park Avenue.
  • Wednesday 29 May 10 am:  RICHMOND ON THAMES.  Tucked away from the busy shopping street are almshouses and lovely Georgian buildings.  At two and a half hours a slighty longer than usual walk but worth it to enjoy the magnificent view of the river from Richmond Hill.

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