Friday 16 July 2004 10.51am
The creme of Mrs I's girls have been enjoying a reading week (mostly) in SE1. As parts of this, they have:
- hired a "blue badge" guide and had what sounds like a really interesting walking tour (lasting nearly 3 hours and covering London Bridge/Guys/the Cathedral/Marshalsea/lots more)
- booked the Chaucer Room upstairs at The Oak for a meal
Not liking to be left out when Mrs I has some fun, and knowing that there are a fair few local history gurus on this forum (as well as the many partisans of the S&KP/Stowford axis), I wondered if there was enough interest in getting a group together from here and doing something similar.
Apparently, the guide cost around £85 for 3 hrs. Split, say, 12 ways (my estimate of a decent sized group for walking and pubbing afterwards), then that might not be bad value for some local knowledge and a pleasant few hours in delightful company. They were able to specify what they wanted to cover (in terms of subject matter/specific locations), and Mrs I said the guide they had was chock full of all sorts of interesting titbits on a wide range of topics.
Anyone fancy it?
...if you press it, they will come.