'Music, Millionaires & Mausoleums' Historic Earls Court Guided Walk

  • March 23, 2013 · 1:45 PM
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Come along on Saturday 23rd March at either 1:45pm, 2:00pm or 2:15pm for a guided walk around historic Earls Court!

We have 3 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP.  If you've never attended before, all three guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it may come up as 1:45pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time).


About the walk
We start with the a notorious "acid bath murderer" before entering an enclave of exclusive Victorian London which has been home to varied personalities including Beatrix Potter, W S Gilbert and Princess Diana.

Princess Diana lived at 60 Coleherne Court, Old Brompton Road, from 1979 to 1981 in a 3-bedroom flat which was bought for her by her parents for £50,000 as an 18th birthday present. Diana lived there until February 1981 when she moved into Clarence House, on the night before her engagement to Prince Charles was officially announced.

In Brompton Cemetery we seek out graves of the famous including suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. Nearby is Earls Court exhibition centre which has been home to Wild West shows, the royal tournament and rock stars.

We finish in cosmopolitan Earls Court with its elegant squares, lively atmosphere and village like early 19th century housing hidden away from the bustle of Earls Court Road.


The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 3 groups and we will be guided by Lucy McMurdo (1:45pm), Val Chris (2pm) & Diane Burstein (2:15pm).  It will last about 2 hours.
   

   

 

 

  

 

 

The cost for the guides is £7 per person for Full Member's of the group and £9 per person for non-Members. (payable on the day).

Afterwards we will head to The Blackbird pub (209 Earls Court Road), which is very close to Earls Court Station for a chat over a drink.  'Full Members 2013' will be able to get a 10% discount on any drinks or food in the pub when they show their membership card.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.

Look out for the group sign -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope to see you there!

Regards

Robert
07905 901 834


 

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  • Deborah Goodman

    Glad my fellow Culture seekers encouraged me to brave cold and wet for an enjoyable and informative afternoon with lovely warm up in local pub good company and chat. Even though I'm a Londoner I always find out something new on these walks.

    Thanks Robert but please let me know if you can why I keep appearing above you on attendance list as am not an organiser & people might start talking .... as if :-)!!

    2 · March 24, 2013

    • Meredith Small

      When I look at the list I appear above him, not you... I expect they put your profile & then the one person you probably know (the organiser) & then more members... I hope that puts you at ease, Deborah! It was lovely to see you, yesterday! It was a really terrific afternoon, wasn't it?!

      March 24, 2013

    • Deborah Goodman

      Yes it was great. Thanks for this. So when you see my name does it say 'Good to see you' underneath .... beginning to feel bit of an idiot about this or is it just me?!

      March 25, 2013

  • Robert

    Brilliant walk and well done everyone for battling the Spring snow!

    3 · March 24, 2013

  • Meredith Small

    Wonderful walk, so informative & well worth turning up in the snow for! Val kept us well supplied with varied & fascinating facts about the Earl's Court area... I would love to return to Brompton Cemetery to learn more about those who now rest there! The pub at the end was an excellent choice... Great company & plenty of warm drinks! Thank you for another great event!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Christine

    Fab day - really enjoyed this. Excellent guide and fascinating facts about an area I would not normally think of exploring. Great company and good wine to help thaw out in the pub afterwards. Thanks Robert - another great event!

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Lynn Lovelock

    Great afternoon. Glad I decided to brave the weather :-)

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Maggi

    Excellent Guided Walk! The weather was soggy but the guide was charming and very informative. It was interesting to learn about an area of London that I don't know much about!
    Excellent!
    Thanks.

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Fernanda

    Weather is getting worse!!! I cant make it

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Clare

    Sorry to have cancelled at the last minute. I was just too cold to stay out!

    March 23, 2013

  • Joanna

    Last minute cancellation sorry

    March 23, 2013

  • Finola

    weather really aint improving. hope this runs again

    March 23, 2013

  • Tricia

    really sorry, Robert, don't think I can now make it even for 2.15

    March 23, 2013

  • Mona

    Sorry weather is too crap today

    March 23, 2013

  • Simon

    Not sure if I can now get there in time. Will try.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Deborah Goodman

    Must be mad but am on my way!

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Meredith Small

    I am rugging up well & hope to make it through the whole walk! Hope there's a warm pub in my near future!!

    March 23, 2013

    • Lynn Lovelock

      Me too, although we may all just be a little bit mad!

      1 · March 23, 2013

    • Vittoria

      I'm on train, no problem whatsoever so far, district line next !

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • SHAH

    Sorry can't make it due to transport problems.

    March 23, 2013

  • Tania C

    apologies, transport troubles with today's event for me.

    March 23, 2013

  • Craig

    Sorry, will have to pull out. (Weather & plumbing problems.)

    March 23, 2013

  • anna kingsley

    so sorry can't make it now, have to clear up after builders! :(

    March 23, 2013

  • Diane Umemoto

    I'm afraid we're going to give it a skip today as well (Diane +1, 1:45).

    March 23, 2013

  • Sheri Souleiman

    Apologies Robert due to the weather conditions I will not now be attending.

    March 23, 2013

  • Abigail Bicheno

    I'm sorry i cannot face dragging myself out in this weather, i am outside london and reliant on the trains, i dont want to get stuck and not be able to get back. sorry. hopefully see you soon. Abigail

    March 23, 2013

  • John

    Sorry, I won't be able to attend today.

    March 23, 2013

  • Gemma

    I am sorry but have to cancel this one. Snowing here, dont fancy getting stressed due to travel disruption on a Saturday or slipping over in the snow. Hope you organize this event again soon.

    March 23, 2013

  • Carol

    sorry to cancel but it's just too soggy and cold out there today.

    March 23, 2013

  • Ruth

    Hi Robert, apologies, I am cancelling due to the weather Ruth

    March 23, 2013

  • Liz Lumgair

    Sorry I am no longer attending due to this hideous weather!

    March 23, 2013

  • Judi Spencer

    "Spring" weather has caused travel problems - need to cancel. Please offer again!

    March 23, 2013

  • Rosemary Barnes

    just looking at the weather - I don't think so!

    March 23, 2013

  • Holly

    Sorry, snow making travel difficult - hopefully you'll repeat this walk when spring finally arrives!

    March 23, 2013

  • Deborah Goodman

    Also hve snow wil hve to check trains.

    March 23, 2013

  • Charlotte

    Sorry, can't make it now.

    March 23, 2013

  • Gary Powell

    Robert, Sorry, snowed in with no trains

    March 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    Sorry I can't make this now.

    March 23, 2013

  • Bridget Fernandez

    Sorry but I'm going to have to cancel meeting up tomorrow. Bridget

    March 22, 2013

  • Mladen

    Work again, sorry to miss!
    Have fun...

    March 22, 2013

  • Mladen

    Work again, sorry!
    Have fun...

    March 22, 2013

  • Laura

    Robert - Will have to say "Maybe", due to the very cold weather. Sorry, may not be able to attend.

    March 22, 2013

  • Linda F

    Sorry - having to pull out. Hopefully you will repeat this.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2.15 please, thanks

    Nick

    March 22, 2013

  • Laura

    I think I said 2.15pm but can't find it on here.

    March 22, 2013

  • Lindsey

    1.45pm please. +1

    March 22, 2013

  • Kitty

    Sorry - I can't come. Hopefully this will free a place for someone else. Enjoy it.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there. Sorry for the late notice, but I am going to have to pull out (I was booked for the 2pm walk). I have a stinking cold and think I should probably stay at home and not impose my germs on other attendees. Hope to meet you all soon.

    March 22, 2013

  • Depi Mavropoulou

    Sorry I will be away London, so cannot join this time. Enjoy!

    March 20, 2013

  • Aihong

    Hi Robert, I could not make on 1:45 as I registered, hopefully still ok for 2:15 ..

    March 20, 2013

  • Aihong

    yes, 2.15pm please

    March 19, 2013

  • Simon

    Most likely 2.15pm slot please.

    March 18, 2013

  • Kamila

    2.p.m

    March 18, 2013

  • Carlos C

    2:15 please

    March 17, 2013

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