Saturday, April 01, 2006
The Dickens Walk
More on the Dickens Walk, Outside the Devereaux
Originally uploaded by Loz Flowers.
As a birthday treat for my Dad's imminent anniversary I took him and Mum to Temple tube station for one of the walks by 'The Original London Walks' Company, in this case, Dickens London. We were met by Jean, in authentic Victorian dress, who took us through Temple, up past the Royal Courts of Justice, along Temple's Inn Fields and through to Holborn, talking about Dickens life and places that turned up in his fiction. A very nice way to spend a couple of hours, although we had a few problems with the numbers of steps, as Mum has to use a wheelchair for distances.
When that was done we walked along the Strand and down to Embankment to catch the train home. The last time I took Mum on the tube was a couple of years ago. Things don't appear to have improved any since then.