Monday, 22 December 2014

What Do London Walks Guides Want For Christmas? Corinna & Karen Have Asked For…

What do London Walks Guides want for Christmas?


Corinna & Karen are not only practical but very easy to please…









Dear Santa,

I would like a red woolly hat and an umbrella that doesn't blow inside out in the wind and warm boots that aren't too heavy please

Love From Corinna




Dear Father Christmas,


For Christmas may I have a recipe book of hearty soups to put into my thermos flask to keep me warm between my British Museum and Westminster walking tours on a Saturday.


Yours

Karen




On behalf of Santa, The Daily Constitutional editor replies…



Corinna, if Father Christmas is out of red woolly hats, I've spotted this number in the window of Hornets along the route of my Kensington Walk





… and I think it would rather suit you.


Karen, here's Nigel Slater:

"In our house, soup IS dinner. I honestly can’t remember the last time I served it to start a meal. That is how much we love the stuff, whatever the time of year. Herb soups the colour of a summer lawn; chunky bean broths with bowls of gaspingly garlicky aioli; a classic chilled cucumber and sheep’s yogurt soup flecked with radishes and capers.

Earlier in the week I made a chicken soup thick with butter beans, giving it a summery tone with tarragon and grilled chicken skin. It was light, sustaining and far from bank-breaking, and we ate it outdoors with knobbly sticks of sourdough bread. Two days later a box of carrots ended up as a vivid soup with sautéed green-shouldered tomatoes and craggy shards of feta."



I'm not sure how to spell the drooling noise that Homer Simpson makes when he thinks of food, but here we go: Grrrrrrrraoooowwwwwww.



Visit The Observer website for some Nigel Slater soup recipes













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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In & Around London… The 12 Days Of London Christmas

Monday is mute on the London Walks Blog (well, almost mute) because Monday is the day when we post five – twelve for today! –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.



Re-blogged from last Christmas, here we are playing fast and loose with the Twelve Days of Christmas…



PEAR TREE Court in Clerkenwell

Short of TURTLE DOVES in our old town, how about a grubby Cockney pigeon instead? 

We're pretty sure that's a FRENCH HEN on this pub at Haverstock Hill

What is a COLLY BIRD anyhoo? Will a Kensington Flamingo suffice?

Three Olympic Games, more than  any other city. Worthy of FIVE GIOLD RINGS we'd say

North London GEESE at Waterlow Park

SWANS by the river (oh, and a large Canary behind)

MAIDS A MILKING at Holborn?

LADIES DANCING  at Wembley

They're from Westminster, they may well be LORDS and they're definitely A-LEAPING

PIPES are outlawed on the Underground, even if you are Sherlock Holmes at Baker Street

Of all the DRUMMERS DRUMMING we know of only one with a plaque – Keith Moon at the old Marquee Club on Wardour Street



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, 21 December 2014

A Christmas Card From London No.21 of 24: Soho

Every day in December 2014… A Christmas card from London.



There are two London Walks on Christmas Day! One at 11:00a.m, one at 2:00p.m. Both meet in Trafalgar Square by the tree.




Click HERE for full details.









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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