Hampstead Village Winter Warmer Walk

  • December 8, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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This walk will take us around the narrow, picturesque streets of Hampstead village.

 

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  • kevin c.

    Sorry Ibrahim, that should have been gaol, not goal as I previously wrote it. It's the old English way of spelling jail, which I think probably originated in the U.S.A. Anyway," gaol" is pronounced " jail".

    December 10, 2013

  • Nuria

    Hi There. I have to say that I agree with Jacqueline, Med and Kevin. It was my first time with your group and I do not think it was value for money either. Very little information.

    Ibrahim, feedbacks should always be welcomed and use them in a constructive way. I think our comments can help you to improve future walks and that´s is very valuable!

    Cheers!.

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Matt

      You are right of course Nuria re feedback - however, the reason I get agitated when people complain about the lack of information is that as I said below, that is not the point of the group, nor has it ever been. Even if I made it less ambiguous and did every walk as a strictly no info given, member socialising opportunity, I would STILL get complaints from people who didn't read the info on the site which makes it clear what they should/should not expect from walks with this group. I know this due to the messages I get from people wanting information which is clearly stated on the website, and from the fact that people clearly haven't read the info on here if they complain about lack of information. And by the way I have had complaints in the past that there was TOO MUCH information (the amount varies on each walk). As Jeanie says above, it's about getting a group of people together and then them as individuals making what they will of it.

      December 9, 2013

    • Matt

      What I'm trying to say is, the group does what it says on the tin. If people don't read the tin before tasting, that's their problem. Or, if people read the tin but are not sure if they'll like the taste, I don't think £5 is too much to pay to find out.

      December 9, 2013

  • Jeanie

    My own three pennies worth (for what it's worth): There are comments from peeps who have said this was the best walk they ever went on and then others saying the complete opposite. It's a Meetup and what you make of it, so I'm supporting the organizer coz it's about getting together a whole bunch of peeps who would otherwise sit in front of the tv on a lovely Sunday afternoon.

    December 9, 2013

  • Med B.

    Jacqueline, I agree, very dismal. I decided to break off and walk around myself, which turned out to be a good move, as I ended up taking some nice photos at Sunset around Hampstead which I'm uploading to twitter @VoxLondon. Also managed to catch the final day sale at GAP where everything in the store was 50% off...

    December 8, 2013

    • Matt

      Med - it's a shame u felt the need to go solo to play with twitter and shop in GAP.... the purpose of this group is to provide an opportunity for people to socialise in person with other people whilst walking, which i have personally found to be a good way of meeting people as the group remains fluid (ie it's easy to talk to lots of people), there is no loud music and the ever changing surroundings provide plenty of inspiration for conversation, if this is needed. What the guide says, or does, is of no importance. In fact, I may even make walks on this group 'info free' (ie the guides will just guide the group round and no info will be given). Jacqueline - I think the length of the walk was about right....I for one was getting cold and tired by the end. Also, walks with this group are of varying lengths, it depends on the area. Also, please see comments above to Med. Both; please LLLIIIIIIGGHHTTEN UP!

      December 9, 2013

  • Jacqueline

    Disappointing. I felt the fee was excessive given the brevity of the walk and the lack of information about Hampstead given to us. It was very scanty.

    2 · December 8, 2013

    • Matt

      Med - it's a shame u felt the need to go solo.... the purpose of this group is to provide an opportunity for people to socialise with others whilst walking, which i have personally found to be a good way of meeting people as the group remains fluid (ie it's easy to talk to lots of people), there is no loud music and the ever changing surroundings provide plenty of inspiration for conversation, if this is needed. What the guide says, or does, is of no importance. In fact, I may even make walks on this group 'info free' (ie the guides will just guide the group round and no info will be given). Jacqueline - I think the length of the walk was about right....I for one was getting cold and tired by the end. Also, walks with this group are of varying lengths, it depends on the area. Also, please see comments above to Med. Both; please LLLIIIIIIGGHHTTEN UP!

      December 9, 2013

    • Matt

      PS: £5 is not much these days....feel free to come back again and make the most of the opportunity to meet and chat with a load of people from a wide range of backgrounds whilst getting out of the house for some fresh air and exercise, seeing some interesting parts of London, and hearing some light hearted information. If not, you could spend your £5 on a coffee and a croisant (not sure of the spelling there Kevin, sorry) or put it in the bank for a rainy day.

      December 9, 2013

  • kevin c.

    Agree with Med and Jacqueline. There were lots of missed - out blue plaques too and one or two mispronounced words ( e.g. " goal "should have been pronounced "jail" )There was very little in -depth information e.g. it should have been explained to a largely young foreign group just exactly who Robert Louis Stevenson was.

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Matt

      Lol - one or two mispronounced words...well pardon me for that! Seriously, may i suggest you lighten up and have some fun in life? As for the missed blu plaks (xkuse the selling) i'll repeat: the purpose of this group is to provide an opportunity for people to socialise with others whilst walking, which i have personally found to be a good way of meeting people as the group remains fluid (ie it's easy to talk to lots of people) and the ever changing surroundings provide plenty of inspiration for conversation, if this is needed. What the guide says, or does, is of no importance. In fact, I may even make walks on this group 'info free' (ie the guides will just guide the group round and no info will be given).

      December 9, 2013

  • Shakeel

    I thought the leader Ibrahim was very good, very informative about the history of Hampstead, spoken in a nice way with good humour. I will definitely be coming again, thank you for a very pleasant afternoon.

    1 · December 8, 2013

    • Sheri S.

      I agree Shakeel. I also had a very pleasant p.m. and look forward to going on future walks with Ibrahim and his team.

      December 9, 2013

  • Med B.

    I hope this walk goes past some interesting sites I haven't seen before, as I do live in Hampstead.

    December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm new here and this will be the first walk I have attended. I'm looking forward to the walk and meeting new people along the way.

    December 8, 2013

  • Med B.

    Are there any tech, web, app and UX/UI professionals on the walk?

    December 7, 2013

  • Med B.

    Too bad the walk isn't longer; maybe we should form a splinter group...

    December 7, 2013

  • Med B.

    I love walking around my locale of Hampstead all seasons. Glad to see there's other people willing walk around in winter...

    December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a charge for this walk?

    December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Info page says £4 - as do the RSVP conditions

      December 6, 2013

    • Matt

      Apologies that's a mistake as I copied the walk listing from a year or so ago....correct info is £5 per person per event.

      December 6, 2013

  • Sheri S.

    I very much look forward to this walk and talk with fellow walkers. Hampstead is one of my favourite places in London. Thank you Ibrahim for arranging this.

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where will we end up at the finish?

    December 3, 2013

    • Matt

      Hi - we will end up near Hampstead tube station. We will not stop for lunch as the walk starts after lunch time (personally I'll have my lunch before leaving to host the walk). The group looks like being too big to all go to one place to eat/drink afterwards, but there are loads of places for refreshments where smaller groups who coalesce on the walk can go.

      1 · December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ibrahim, thanks for the update.

      December 4, 2013

  • kevin c.

    Hi. Is Ibrahim doing the guiding because wasn't very impressed with him the last time ( reading from notes etc. ). Fine if he wasn't charging £5 !

    1 · December 3, 2013

    • Matt

      Hi - yes I'm doing this one, and will be reading from notes, and by the way, please read the information about this group....the main focus is meant to be on giving attendees the opportunity to meet and talk to others whilst walking round London....the guiding bit is secondary and incidental.

      December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Your welcome, see you Sunday. Take care

    December 3, 2013

  • Marco L

    Hi All,

    That day I will have two trips. The tough one to reach Belsize Park and the pleasent one oustide Belsize park Station.

    I hope to reach you in time.

    Marco

    December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Marco, the best way would be to get the central line to Tottenham court road and then northern line to Belsize Park.

      December 3, 2013

    • Marco L

      Many thanks,

      December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm new here and this will be the first walk I have attended. I'm looking forward to the walk and meeting new people along the way.

    December 1, 2013

  • Shoba H.

    Live nearby and looking forward to find out more

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I too am lucky enough to live on the fringes of this are and am looking forward to hearing the history and perhaps discover new places. However if it rains, I ain't walking

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really looking forward to this, I always get lost in Hamstead's streets so it'll be good to wander with people in the know.

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Emily

    Hi. This will be my first walk and nice as its my area (i live in Camden) Where does the route take you? How long will it last and how far?! I look forward to it....even if December is a few months away.

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Matt

      Hi - route is around Hampstead village, it will last 1.5 to 2 hours

      November 2, 2013

  • carrie l.

    lucky enough to live in this area
    looking forward to hearing the history
    and perhaps discover new places.

    1 · October 29, 2013

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