What’s on offer?
Throughout August (and beyond), whilst adhering to the latest government public health guidelines, I will be offering socially distanced private London walking tours for individuals, families, couples or small groups who are mixing in a bubble.
Please Note – If you would like to do a tour with people NOT in your household or bubble, the maximum number of attendees is x6 (as per government guidelines).
Each walk will be a maximum duration of x2 hours at a fixed cost of £100. (That’s for the time, not per person, so will be the same if it is one person or six).
Which areas of London do you cover?
My walks tend to be in and around central London; Westminster, the City of London, Bankside & Borough and east London (Shoreditch, Hoxton, Spitalfields). The east London walks include a lot of street art.
What will we learn?
When you contact me about the walk, you can let me know which area(s) you are interested in exploring and / or any particular interests in the group. I can then see if I can accommodate and formulate a plan based on that. I do occasionally do themed walks (such as the Fire of London) but I tend to wander around warbling on about things I find interesting, and tailor the walk to the group when I meet them.
I have done many walks either for schools, or for families who have requested the tour be geared towards their children.
We live in London. Why would we go on a tour?
I started ‘Bowl of Chalk’ over 8 years ago and for the first year or so, my customers were all Londoners. Until Covid-19 struck, lots of Londoners used to come on my walks to learn about their own city. People often discover how little they know about the city they live in, bits of street furniture they pass every day and had never noticed, curiosities and intriguing bits of architecture. Often, people who have lived in London for years, see it in a whole new light.
Because of the current Covid-19 situation many people who work in central London are working from home, and because of the incredible lack of tourists who would normally descend on the capital in the summer months, it’s actually a great time to explore the city and enjoy the relative quietness. It also means that doing a socially distanced tour is much easier.
When are your tours available?
I’m offering tours seven days a week (between 10am – 4pm) and happy to schedule them to fit in and around your own preferences (based on my own availability).
What Covid-19 measures are in place?
I (the guide) will be wearing a mask and all attendees will be required to also wear protective masks. Throughout the walk we will ensure we adhere to the government social distancing guidelines and there will be no shaking of hands / contact. A cashless payment can be made at the end of the walk using a card reader. I will also bring hand sanitiser.
If you’d like to find out more, please peruse the Bowl of Chalk website, and have a look at what other people have said by reading some reviews. At the beginning of the year, Time Out London listed Bowl of Chalk as one of the “best London walking tours”.
Interested in doing a socially distanced London tour? Contact me.
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