On Saturday morning, I brushed up on my Portuguese, as I was joined by Davi, Silvia and Eduardo from Brazil and Leonor and Joseph from Portugal. Actually, I don't speak a word of Portuguese, so was incredibly fortuitous that the five of them spoke incredibly brilliant English. It was also handy, as we were joined by Dan from the States, who like me was limited in his foreign language ability. Here they are in Covent Garden. The guy on the right was not an obtuse member of the group, but was a random guy, evidently looking at something far more interesting.
I had started the day thinking that there would be no tour in the afternoon, due to cancellations, but Alan & Diane, Egor & Ekaterina and Grace all booked that morning when I was on my way to meet the morning walkers. It's fascinating meeting people who are able to offer their own unique perspective on the city, and Saturday afternoon was dubbed 'The Alan Tour' by Ekaterina, as Alan had worked in London 50 years ago, so was able to tell us a bit about what had changed ... which in that time is quite a lot. Here are the group in Borough Market outside The Globe, which features in the Bridget Jones Films, as it is the pub above which, Renee Zellweger lives ... in the films of course.
Here are Sundays group standing in front of one of street artist Eine's ubiquitous shop shutters which can be found painted with letters all over east London. They were flying the flag for Scotland and the States respectively.
Best trousers - Leonor
Most under-dressed - Dan
Best moustache - No winners
Most patriotic trousers - Alan (Union Jack patch)
Bowl Of Chalk
Bowl Of Chalk based shenanigans.