For the past three years I’ve offered unique short walks on Christmas Day in London. In 2013 I was joined by four lovely groups of people on tours throughout the day. The atmosphere on every tour was really special and I can’t think of any other way I’d rather spend Christmas than in the company of intrepid walkers!
So this year, I’m planning an expanded walk – a Christmas Day Grand Tour of London by foot! Too early to be thinking about Christmas? Well it probably is but I have already had emails asking what the plan is for 2014 and last year the first bookings were made in January!
Trafalgar Square, Christmas Day Walk in London 2013
Christmas Day London 2014 – The Grand Tour
If you have never seen London almost empty, this is really the only opportunity to do so all year. A really memorable tour for locals and visitors.
Christmas Day is the one day of the year when London is effectively closed, quiet and empty. Our route is designed to take in all of London’s most iconic sights at their most eerily deserted.
We will meet before dawn at 5.45am near County Hall, setting off as Big Ben chimes 6am. We will walk through the West End, Mayfair and Soho and almost certainly be the only people in Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and Regent Street.
As the sun comes up over Covent Garden we will visit a cafe where we can all enjoy a coffee and breakfast. We’ll then set off for the City of London and the South Bank, stopping for lunch en route, before returning to the West End before the pubs close at 4pm.
This epic 10-mile walk over 10 hours will take us through five London boroughs and the City of London. As well as the familiar sights, you will see and hear about plenty of things that aren’t in the guidebooks and wherever possible I’ll customise the walk to include the interests of everyone in the group.
There will be regular breaks and plenty of complimentary festive treats during the day. Everybody taking part will also receive a unique souvenir of the Christmas Day Grand Tour.
Price: £150 per person.
Booking via Eventbrite
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