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Recommended walks led by Blue Badge guide Mark King. See more details on the next page.

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For a taster of Mark’s walks, see these videos on Vimeo:

St. Bart’s the Great & Smithfield.

Transforming King’s Cross & St. Pancras.

Tracking Crossrail - Part 1: Paddington to Bond Street.

City of London ceremonies.

City of London Ceremonies (2)

Blue Badge tourist guides

Any comments - or a suggestion for a London secret? Please e-mail me.

Guided Walks 2017 1 2

Monday 2 October

A Wander Through Westminster, including Judges Annual Service at Westminster Abbey + option to stay for lunch at the Footstool restaurant.  

Westminster.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-wander-through-westminster-guided-walk-judges-service-lunch-tickets-37950530057


Sunday 22 October

Creatures In the Fields & Trafalgar Day Parade.  

Trafalgar Square/Piccadilly area.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creatures-in-the-fields-trafalgar-day-parade-family-friendly-guided-walk-tickets-37772845598


Sunday 5 November

Remembering Sailors and Submariners of the Great War. 

Trinity Square/Victoria Embankment.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/remembering-sailors-and-submariners-of-the-first-world-war-guided-walk-tickets-37950980404


Wednesday 8 November

Pleasure, Pain and Pubs in Bankside. 

Southwark.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pleasure-pain-and-pubs-in-bankside-guided-tour-with-pub-stops-tickets-37772951916


TBC late Nov./early Dec.

City Ceremonies: Boar’s Head Procession)


Feedback on Mark’s tours:


  1. -“Just a note to say that I have received emails from all the 'boys' in the group that you took on the walk around Bermondsey yesterday. They all thought that it was so interesting to discover this area that none of us knew anything about - and of course were extremely complimentary about your presentation and depth of knowledge of the district. You really brought it to life for us and we appreciate the good work that you did on this tour. I got the plaudits for arranging the walk- but you were undoubtedly the star of the show!”

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    -  “Mark King is possibly the best tour guide I have EVER had. Extraordinarily knowledgeable but able to share his knowledge in such a way that makes sense to the "unenlightened"! He is articulate, extremely well rounded and very personable. A triple threat!!”

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    -  “Mark was very knowledgeable. He thoughtfully probed to understand our interests and knowledge level, before tailoring our walk accordingly. He was conscious to find opportunities to stand in the sunshine, step out of the wind, sit down, and take bio breaks as needed. We learned a huge amount, and really enjoyed Mark's insights.”

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Trinity Square

Westminster


NOTES

1. My 2016 Gift Vouchers are accepted on all my walks as payment for guiding fee only. Vouchers are available to buy as gifts throughout the year.

2. Guide reserves right to alter route or timing of an advertised walk due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g. weather, construction work, re-hang) or to re-schedule or cancel if numbers are too low to be viable in his professional opinion. In the latter event, payment shall be refundable or may be transferred to another his walks, at client’s request.

3. Check for anticipated disruption to your journey on public transport at: www.tfl.gov.uk and www.dlrlondon.co.uk/Planned-Engineering-Works/ 

4. It may not be possible on certain days to go inside places of worship on the routes but please wear appropriate clothing.

5. Guide will sometimes use a radio microphone system. You are welcome to bring your own headphones or to use a single-use, personal earpiece supplied on the day.

6. Please be aware of additional charges e.g. entry to venues; drinks not included on evening tours. See details of each tour.

Mark King’s London Quiz book is now available:
The Blue Badge Guide's London Quiz Book

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