A New Year of weekend walks kicked off last Saturday morning, with four lovely Italians from Verona. Antonella, Maurizio, Bruna and Paolo joined me for the walk from Trafalgar Square to St Paul's, via Covent Garden (where the photo below was taken) and Fleet Street. As it was just them and we seemed to be on schedule, we stopped off for a quick drink at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese along the way. They were a great bunch to have on my first weekend walk of 2014.
In the afternoon I met Katie and Karan who have been living in the City of London for the last 7 months or so on a sort of work sabbatical, and their friend Arielle who was over on holiday. I met them by St Paul's cathedral, and we headed over to explore Bankside & Borough. Here they are in Southwark.
Sunday was a bumper group of students from Buffalo in New York, with their rather brilliant Professor ... Debi. I met them in Old Street, and we explored around Shoreditch, Hoxton, Columbia Road and Spitalfields. Here they all are, standing on the steps of Christchurch, Spitalfields.
Best Translator - Antonella
Biggest group - Sunday ... obviously.
Rainiest walk - Saturday morning
Name apparently most like that of a mermaid - Arielle
Most gastronomically sociologically aware group - Sunday
Bowl Of Chalk
Bowl Of Chalk based shenanigans.