In the Footsteps of the Regent
Full Guided Walk
This is the latest in our fully guided walks conducted by a Daniella, a qualified City of London Tour Guide who we have employed just for this event. The walk will last for about 2 hours and has been organised solely for members of Friends in London. Numbers for this walk have to be limited to a maximum of 45. Please only book if you definitely intend to come and please do not cancel within 24 hours of the walk as this ruins it for our other members who want to come.
Date: Sunday 15th April 2012
Where: Baker Street Tube Station.
There are several exits.
We will meet by the statue of Sherlock Holmes on the North side of Marylebone Road.
Nearest Tube: Baker Street.
Please check the Map.
Host: John Pullen 07949-178 034
Cost: £8. Money will be collected just before the start of the walk.
This latest walk will not only be full of interest but will also be one of the prettiest we have done so far. On today’s walk, we will be visiting one of the most gracious areas of London; Marylebone and Regent’s Park. But as usual, not all will be as it seems. We will find out about a naughty Prince and of the architect who provided him with palaces, pavilions and parks.
We will travel back to Revolutionary France to hear stories of Madam Tussauds and closer to home, see the college that Reg Dwight attended before he became a “Rocket Man” and one of the biggest pop artistes of all time. We will also visit a church and hear stories involving William Hogarth, Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Barratt Browning.
And of course, we shall also wander around Regent’s Park to see the gorgeous gardens, lovely terraces and to find hidden houses. Within the park we will hear about “Shakespeare in the Park” as well as the sad story of the “Poor Little Rich Girl” who sold her house for $1 and which is now worth over £100 million.
After our very successful previous guided walks, we have once again employed the services of Daniella; a qualified City of London Tour Guide who will bring all these stories to life. I will of course be there to help out with the organisation of the event and to arrange a nice pub afterwards. The Park may have been a Regent’s folly but it has become one of London’s favourite places. So come with us to find out some of its hidden secrets.