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  A Glorious Summer Trail
 Through the Heart of the City 

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Debra and her cameraman husband David consider the best way to see all the famous sights is to walk a 20 kilometre trail through the historic streets of Central London, keeping an eye on the cost. The 100 minute DVD 
        (described below)
16 x 9 Widescreen
This film has been developed into a 4-part "Footloose in London" television series for international distribution
...see Broadcast 
Original music by Barnaby Smith

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1.  Introduction and the Royal Parks
After meeting tourism expert Eileen Geibig and discussing our trail, we head out via Carnaby St, Oxford Street, Marble Arch to lovely Hyde Park. The Royal Parks have a history just as long as the city itself. We meet Mary Tucker, Director of LondonWalks and ask why walking is the best way to see the capital, and learn more about her 140 guided trails in London.


Passing the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner we arrive in good time to see the magnificent Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. With special permission we were able to film a feature here with a number of cameras under the hot sun.
We are entertained by the Coldstream Guards supported by the Band of the Welsh Guards.
After the crowds have dispersed we cool off a little in St James's Park, perhaps the most attractive of the Royal Parks, and head towards Horseguards. From here on we loosely follow the Jubilee Walkway through the busy streets of London. See below for a web link.

3.  The City of London

Passing Temple and Blackfriars we make our way through the ancient streets lined with much newer buildings. We begin to learn just how devastating the great Fire of London and the Blitz really were. Rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren from the ashes of 1666, splendid St Paul's Cathedral has its own story to tell. To find out more after this we visit the Museum of London. Curator Meriel Jeater not only describes the Great Fire in detail but shows us round the fascinating museum dedicated to London's history reaching back to pre-Roman times. We walk through the Barbican to look at the Roman wall, then on through the financial district of the City, find the Monument and head to the magnificent Tower.

  2.  The City of Westminster

  4.  South Bank to Westminster

After witnessing all the grand and important buildings in Whitehall our trail takes us through Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Leicester Square. Theatreland and Chinatown add colour to this busy district. In need of refreshment we visit the Lamb and Flag, the oldest pub in Covent Garden, and meet landlord Terry Archer. He tells us of the pub's chequered history and a ghost story over a pint before we watch the street performers in the old Market. A short trip to the river Thames finds us at Waterloo Bridge and some spectacular views..


Useful Links:


Jubilee Walkway
    (WalkLondon website)
Changing of the Guard
    (British Army website)   

Map of our Route

All the best alternative attractions on the South Bank are passed on the Jubilee walkway: the fabulous More London complex; the famous London bridges; all the horrific and gory entertainment in Southwark; Shakespeare's Globe theatre; The Tate Modern Gallery and the amazing Millenium Bridge


Walking further, we pass by the Festival site which has become the biggest arts complex in Europe. Reaching County Hall, we climb aboard the London Eye with our host Sophie Lilley and take in the best Panorama of London you can get


As our magnificent trail through London ends, we are greeted with the chimes of Big Ben. It's only a short walk then to Parliament and Westminster Abbey. All in all, it has been almost 20 kilometres of the very best sights in the City. 


 If you want to follow our 12 mile - (20 km) London trail and stop to look at some of the attractions, it will take you 
2 days or more:    OUR ITINERARY


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