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.

  • 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.
  • Thursday 1 August 10 am:  HAMMERSMITH RIVERSIDE.  Old fishermen's cottages, rowing clubs and fine houses line this lovely part of the Thames which was once home to the widow of Charles I.
  • Saturday 10 August 10 am:  BROOK GREEN.  As well as discovering who once had houses overlooking the Green, round the corner is where D. Day was planned and Olympia now occupies the site of a famous garden centre.
  • Saturday 17 August 10 am:  WALK THE BOAT RACE.  My annual boat race walk, 4 miles and 374 yards (6.8km), from Putney to Mortlake with history of the race itself as well as places we pass on the way. 
  • Tuesday 27 August 10 am:  FULHAM.  Over time the open fields and orchards gave way to grand houses, in turn their extensive grounds were replaced by streets of terraced houses and even a womens prison.

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.  

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