Walk London– fun, interesting and informative – home finder London special
Whichever way you choose to find ‘your London’ we believe taking a walking tour is possibly one of the best ways of doing so. A good walking tour will fill your head with masses of new information and give you time to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of any given part of London. We have walked with organised groups, taken individual bespoke walks, both of which were excellent. The great thing about the tours is that you can do as much or as little as you want. Some take a couple of hours whilst others take up the whole day and include breakfast, the walk, lunch and maybe a museum or gallery.
So far we have walked the Kensington walk where we took in Emery Walker’s house and strolled past Freddy Mercury’s house, Garden Lodge, 1 Logan Place- the house he left to Mary. We went on this walk a few years ago and at that time the wall was covered with tributes to him, sadly since then they have all been removed. Our guide also pointed out Robbie William’s Grade 11 listed home which he’d just bought at that time.
Walk Liverpool Street and Whitechapel
Our next walk started with a delicious breakfast in the Duck & Waffle located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, at 110 Bishopsgate. It is the third tallest building in London with the most amazing 360 degree views of London stretching as far as Alexandra Palace to the North and the O2 in the East. Our first stop was Liverpool Street Station where our guide pointed out the beautiful Kindertransport statue created by sculptor Frank Meisle. From there we continued onto to Petticoat Lane and Whitechapel. Our guide told us that many of the Jewish emigrees took up residence in this part of the East End after World War II where they built up their businesses and created a thriving community. Now, this community has moved on and the only remaining Jewish landmark is the Synagogue. It has since become populated by other nationalities which but the community is still just as vibrant now as it was then. We finished the day with a visit to the Whitechapel gallery and a cup of tea!
We are now set to explore buzzing Bermondsey and I for one am particularly looking forward to it as this area has such a rich and interesting history and has gone from being one of the least appealing areas of London to a vibrant and fun place to be with lots of great eateries, independent shops, galleries (The White Cube) and nightlife. For this tour we have engaged a bespoke tour guide Peter Hoffard
As relocation and home finding London agents we are always keen to know London and all it’s many communities in order to offer the best possible service to our assignees. We recommend that, should they have time to take a few walking tours around their preferred areas it would definitely be worthwhile. Only when you spend time wandering around and absorbing the atmosphere can one work out which of the many London villages would work best for you. If they don’t have time then we have done it for them and will discuss in depth their lifestyle preferences with them and pinpoint areas best suited to them.