Since 2018 I have loved working with the Cambridge Society of London, an alumni association for those who live, work or socialise in London. This has taken the form of a regular programme of events, usually a walking tour or museum/gallery tour on the last Friday of the month. I am still going strong!
Tours are available to Society members and their invited guests. Please book via the Society website:
The 2018 Society newsletter introduced the programme wonderfully:
Legs, Brains and More!
Dear Members of the Cambridge Society of London
If you like exploring and learning, this is for you! Over the years we’ve been privileged to be taken on highly topical walks and tours linked with specific historical dates, and mostly with Cambridge references…. In the last 12 months Caroline Piper (Downing), also a Society member, has provided more general themed walks and tours for us – London on Film, and the British Museum. Members tell us that they have found all of these walks fascinating intellectually, as well as involving just a little muscle power – hence Legs and Brains. And as a result we’re offering walks once a month for the rest of the year.
Our Monthly Walks and Tours Programme
Caroline is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification available. Following discussion with our Committee Member David Hughes, Caroline has offered a series of events throughout 2018, just for our Society members, exploring specific delights of the capital with its colourful history and current culture. Each will be a mixture of entertaining, informative and quirky guided walking tours, and museum visits. All will be in the evening of the last working Thursday or Friday of the month, and all will end at or near a pub where the group can get to know each other better over drinks.
The first will be Terrible Tudors and Silly Stuarts at the National Portrait Gallery, Thursday 29 March, starting at 6pm and ending in Mr Fogg’s Tavern on St Martin’s Lane. Later themes will include: Modern Art, Covent Garden, The Royal Parks, James Bond, the Docklands, The Evolving City, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, British Art and Design, and Modern London.
Caroline says she is passionate about history, literature, architecture, films and finding the “off the beaten track” London gems – and is also pretty passionate about a large glass of Sauvignon Blanc at the end of each event. You can find out more about her on her Piper Tours website http://pipertours.com
Many thanks, everyone.