Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Bowl of Chalk

Take a bowl of chalk with Jonnie and you'll have a fun time.  What on earth am I talking about? Well bowl of chalk is cockney for walk and guide Jonnie really is one of the most fun people to take you around the city on one of his many walks.

I went on a voyage around the East End. I'm not going to spoil it all by giving you a blow by blow recount of the walk but even those of you who think you know the city well will come away knowing something new. 

Who is buried in this cemetery? What is the link between Syria and the Moorfield Eye Hospital?  Where will you find a portaloo with a Royal Warrant? Did you know that there is still a remnant of one of the wooden streets?

As I said Jonnie is the guide you really want to show you around London, whether you are local or just passing through.  He doesn't charge an up front fee, but says you should pay what you think it was worth at the end of the walk.  Two and half hours of fun and discovery doesn't come better than this.
To find out more go to Bowl of Chalk website or facebook page.


Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, this sounds like a fantastic walking tour. On one of my trips I took two "London Walks" tours. One was fantastic (in Hampstead) the other was just okay (in the Mayfair area). It all depended on the guide. The guide in Hampstead was so much fun and very informed.

biebkriebels said...

That is nice to have a guide, I like to watch graves of well known people and it is always so difficult to find them without a plan.

Brianna Asaro Photography said...

I love new tips and stories about a place you already think you know. Great way to get to know your living space better! And it's always nice to have a great guide! But now you have me very curious!

sheloveslondon said...

Bowl of chalk. Walk. I've seen Jonny around the internet and it didn't click.

Oh god, I'm slow. Revoke my London pass immediately.

Karine said...

That sounds like an amazing tour, I'll have to remember it if ever I get to visit your amazing city!

Jack said...

I have heard that free tour guides can be the best, because they know they won't be paid unless the tour is interesting.