A chance to blow away the cobwebs after Christmas. On Saturday 28 December fellow Westminster Guide, Kathryn Prevezer, and I will be running a walk entitled West End Scandal and Secrets. Below are some teaser photos.
We will start outside Great Portland Street tube station at 11am and will finish in the heart of the West End. The walk will last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. The cost is £10 per person, payable in cash on the day.
There is no need to book in advance, but if you are coming along it would be helpful if you could email email@example.com.
What stories can you expect to hear on the walk? Well, here are the locations:
An outrageous character was born here
A leafy square, and louche living
Not a happy place of work
A location once for the practice of the love that dared not speak its name
A raucous literary figure supped here...
...and another literary figure based a location in a novel on this place
Home to a smart hotel today and an infamous hoax of its time
From a hoax to a heist, near here
Symbol of an unhealthy story
The rest reveals characters from a neighbourhood
Famous folk passed through the doors of this hotel, but not to go to the bar
A character probably more notorious than any appearing at this theatre
The author is a City of London and City of Westminster Guide, who runs walking tours in Westminster and in the City. See tabs for more information.