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,

  • Wednesday 8th July 10 am:  HAMMERSMITH RIVERSIDE.  From traffic free Hammersmith bridge to Chiswick’s boundary, fine houses and fishermen’s cottages jostle for space along this delightful stretch of the Thames.
  • Saturday 11th July 10 am:  KEW VILLAGE  Once home to royalty and nobles, this former small fishing hamlet is now home to the most famous botanic garden in the world.  With luck we may see the resident seal swimming near Kew bridge.
  • Tuesday 14 July 10 am:  THE ARTISTS 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 Holland Park.   It remains home to artists, musicians, film makers and pop stars today.
  • Saturday 18th July 10 am:  BEDFORD PARK   Thanks to the support of Sir John Betjeman, the first inner city garden suburb built in this quiet cormer of Chiswick has been preserved and contains houses designed by famous architect Richard Norman Shaw.
  • Sunday 26th July 10 am:  STAMFORD BROOK  The brook now flows underground, during this easy stroll we pass the home and studio of a famous French artist, see where horses were stabled that pulled the trams along Goldhawk Road and cricket played a hundred years ago. 

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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