San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The walk starts with the cosy glow of a fire in a Sam Smiths’ Marylebone pub*, then meanders through the back streets of the West End, through Mayfair and into Soho. The walk includes hidden passages, superbly decorated posh shops and lots of historical snippets along the way. As with most of Joanna’s walks there is a food/drink theme plus Christmas traditions and decorations throughout.
The walk finishes in Soho close to Piccadilly Circus tube and near to a good pub* for a warming drink.
*If you're bringing children and want to avoid the pubs there is a cafe opposite the pub at the start of the walk and plenty of alternatives at the end.
Reviews from my previous Christmas walks:
Tessa R (December 2015) "Such fun and so beautiful! Loved the foodie tips and historical tidbits on the way. Thank you Joanna!"
Lesley S (December 2015): "This fascinating walk to see the Christmas lights of the West End ... was perfect, taking us into tiny arcades and hidden courtyards which I would never have found by myself."
EssexKat2014 (December 2014) "I can honestly say that the walk was the highlight of my Christmas - Joanna provided an informative and entertaining ramble around Mayfair and Soho, at a comfortable pace ... It's a lovely way to get in the Christmas spirit..."
Other dates I am leading this walk: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/joanna-moncrieff-footprints-of-london-6750753789
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Joanna Moncrieff, Footprints of London
I am a 2009 qualified City of Westminster Guide and a 2015 qualified Clerkenwell & Islington Guide. My walks tend to be food and drink themed and sometimes include a pub stop or two. I am privileged to be included in lastminute.com's list of London’s top tour guides.
IMPORTANT: Attendance on any walk can only be guaranteed through pre-booking. If you cannot pre-book here but wish to attend, you are welcome to do so, but you must please give me prior notice using the “contact the organiser” facility below (please remember to provide a phone number) and I will confirm arrangements by return. Please only make the journey to a meeting point if you have received a confirmation from me.
Many thanks, and I look forward to seeing you on one of my walks!