I kicked off my weekday private walks in September with Todd, Mark & co from the States. We covered a huge swathe of London and I took the photo of them (top left) in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in east London. Founded in 1570 during the reign of Elizabeth I, they're officially the oldest manufacturing company in Britain and probably most well known for casting 'Big Ben', the bell that nestles inside the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament. Todd & co are actually standing inside the cross section of 'Big Ben' that adorns the entrance to the museum as you walk in, and gives you a good idea just how big the bell is. Next up we have a group of German school kids I took around Borough and Bankside, standing next to the Millennium Bridge. Bottom left is Cathy from the States standing on Cannon Street in rush hour as City workers ... well ... quite literally rush to get their trains home. Bottom right is Bret, Jean & Peggy on College Green outside the Houses of Parliament.
Top left we have Arlene, Steve & Darrell posing for the obligatory red telephone box shot. Top right is Duncan, Natalie & Hannah standing on a horse block on Waterloo Place 'erected by desire of the Duke of Wellington, 1830' so he could get on and off his horse more easily when frequenting his favourite club. Bottom left is Barbara & Paul standing outside the old Reuters news agency building on Fleet Street, and last but by no means least we have Lillian & Allen outside St Paul's cathedral. Allen had been tracing his family history and knew that many of his family lived and worked around the Strand and Covent Garden, and had connections to the churches of St Martin in the Fields and St Clement Danes, so we made sure we included all those on our walk.
I did two walks last month with Grace & Tchai from Singapore. The first photo is taken just near their hotel by Leicester Square and the second one inside Leadenhall Market in the City of London.
Finally, we have Cathy & Colleen from Canada standing with the statue of Beau Brummell on Jermyn Street, then Grace from the States on the Strand outside Charing Cross station after a wander around Westminster. Bottom left is John, Corey & Bob standing next to the Temple Church which is hidden away between Fleet Street and the Thames and to finish off, you can see Noel, Mary, Mal & Jann in Green Park after we spent the morning together seeing many of the sights in the Westminster area.
So there you have it ... the weekday walks I did in September. They were all different and we explored all over London, saw the sights and lots of other places along the way. If you're visiting London in the next couple of months and would like me to show you around London, then please do get in touch.
Bowl Of Chalk
Bowl Of Chalk based shenanigans.