Tuesday, 22 July 2014

If You Do One OTHER Thing In London This Week…

Our Tuesday slot in which we point you in the direction of other great happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.



Visit the London Canal Museum. Here's what they've got to say for themselves…


At the London Canal Museum you can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats. Peer down into the unique heritage of a huge Victorian ice well used to store ice imported from Norway and brought by ship and canal boat to be stored. 

This unique waterways museum is housed in a former ice warehouse built in about 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, the famous ice cream maker, and features the history of the ice trade and ice cream as well as the canals.

There are two themes in this unusual London museum. London's canals have a fascinating past and you will learn not only how they came to be built but about the lives of the workers, the cargoes, horses and how canals work. We are a waterways museum first and foremost, but also an industrial museum telling the story of the ice industry in London. 

It is the only London museum of inland waterways and is situated at King's Cross, an accessible central location. It is suitable for adults and children and it is fully accessible to all visitors.

12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT. Tel: 020 7713 0836



The Canal Museum is open from 1000 to 1630. Late opening until 1930 on the first Thursday of each month. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.


Adult £4.00
Child £2.00
Senior £3.00
Student £3.00
Unwaged £3.00
Family £10.00






A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Monday, 21 July 2014

In & Around London… Flakes of Soho

Monday is mute on The Daily Constitutional (well, almost mute) – because Monday is the day when we post five images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides and London Walkers.


Collated on a theme or an area, if you've got some great shots of our capital and want to join in send your pictures to the usual address.









Gone but not forgotten: the now defunct Old Compton Street store with the best ever name in London retail.



A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Sunday, 20 July 2014

London Picture Quiz No.3 – And A Winner for No 2!

David writes…


London. There's just so much history here. All right, can any of you nail this one? In particular, what's the correct answer to the Where? question. No prizes for answering "London." The prize is a Discount Walkabout Card…





Picture Quiz No.2 (catch up with Q2 HERE): We have a winner…






A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Saturday, 19 July 2014

London Walks Discount Walkabout Card

Thanks Andrew Lukas for the following Facebook post…






And so what is the Discount Walkabout Card? Over to David…


If you're a "frequent London Walker" it makes a lot of sense – financial sense – to get one of our Loyalty Cards, our Discount Walkabout Card.

Here's how it works.

You have to pay the full adult rate of £9 on the first walk. On that first walk ask the guide for a Discount Card. The Card itself costs an additional £2. Then once you've got the Card – well, it's like having a Student Card or a Super Adult (over 65s) Card. Ir's a "Season Ticket" that'll save you £2 on every London Walk you do thereafter. It's valid for a month if you're a visitor. Or three months if you live in the UK.

So what we sometimes say is if you're absolutely certain you're going to go on at least one more London Walk it makes solid financial sense to get the Card on the off chance that you might do more. It makes financial sense because you'll break even on the second walk you go on – and you're saving nearly 25% on every walk thereafter. It's a no-brainer, really.

You can do the maths. You pay £9 + £2 (for the card) on the first walk. Then it's only £7 on every walk thereafter. It's a very good saving.

And if you're going on one or more of the out-of-town trips we do – the Great Escapes (to Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, etc.) – well, the Discount Card is even more of a bargain. It's even more of a bargain because it knocks £4 off the price of the Day Trips – drops the price from £16 to £12. You pay £2, you save £4. How do you go wrong with that deal?

In fact, for a senior – or a student – who's planning on going on several of the Great Escapes, the Card makes sense for them as well, because the normal Senior (over 65s) or Student charge for the Day Trips is £14 and the Discount Card gets it down to £12.

And finally, there's often an "added value" string or two that's attached to the Card. The kind of string you want attached! For example, this Winter-Spring (2012-13) the "special exhibition" at the Museum of London is called Doctors, Dissection & Resurrection Men. The London Walks Discount Card will get two people into that Museum of London Exhibition for the price of one! Can't be bad.




The bulk of this post first appeared on www.walks.com, the London Walks website. Throughout the month of August we'll be posting bits and bobs from the website right here on The Daily Constitutional in a series called From The Archive. And what an archive! Info, opinion, tips… even a bit of poetry! 





A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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