We are now in to February, and I didn't do any weekend roundups last month, so here are the weekend walks we did in January, beginning on a wet Saturday morning with a group of five people who braved the cold and the rain to join me on a walk from Trafalgar Square to St Paul's cathedral.
I also did a couple of walks with a whole bunch of American & Singaporean students visiting London as part of their studies. You can see them below on Whitehall with the monument to 'The Women of World War II' just behind them.
East London group outside the church of St Leonard's, Shoreditch.
This is Photini. No one else turned up for the walk, so it was just her. We did a completely different walk and I dropped her off at the theatre she was going to later for an afternoon matinee. Photini came on two walks actually that weekend, and she did so because prior to visiting London she'd bumped in to a family in Israel (that had been on a walk with me) and they suggested that she look me up ... which she did. The power of word-of-mouth marketing. Anyway ... as she was Canadian, I took the photo of her standing in Lincoln's Inn Fields, outside No.20 which during WWII was the headquarters for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Next to her is a small monument mentioning the 85,000 Canadian personnel who fought in the war. Just behind where I was standing is a Maple Leaf tree that was planted, also as a memorial.
It's those students again.
This is a Saturday morning walk, standing next to the church of St Andrew by the Wardrobe in the City of London. Christine & Adrian (standing on the left) were back for their second walk with me.
The Sunday, east London walk in Bunhill Fields Cemetery with the grave of Daniel DeFoe in the background.
Saturday morning walk on Fleet Street outside the church of St Dunstan-in-the-West. Oci and Diarmuid were both back for their second walk with me.
And finally, the last east London walk of the month. Quite a big group in Shoreditch having visited Columbia Road Flower Market (as you might be able to tell) and not long before we finished in Spitalfields.
So there you have it ... some of the weekend walks we did in January. If you fancy joining one of the walks in the coming months ... let me know.
Bowl Of Chalk
Bowl Of Chalk based shenanigans.