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33 Walks in London by Nicola Perry - September '21 Review



Although we're leaving the summer months behind, it doesn't need to mean that our sense adventure and exploration has to die down. Whether you're a London local or visiting for a long weekend, Nicola Perry's 33 Walks in London That You Shouldn't Miss is far more valuable than any guided tour or travel manual. Covering locations that stretch beyond just the city centre, Perry explores a range of areas that you can pick and choose depending on your mood; from Tower Bridge to Richmond, and Dulwich to Chalk Farm, there's something for every kind of traveller.


The Blurb:


Experience the less explored pockets of Britain's most iconic city through the eyes and words of an enamoured local. Join native Londoner - and habitual walker - Nicola Perry, as she leads you away from the more famed attractions on 33 strolls through the capital's most interesting enclaves, sharing entertaining insights, cultural anecdotes, and insider tips at every cobblestoned turn and bend in the river. Each curated walk burrows its way into the heard of a neighbourhood and reveals its individual personality, hidden gems, and history.


With its labyrinth of characterful streets and alleys, picturesque squares, open green spaces, monuments and museums, public artworks, bustling markets, and tempting boutiques and restaurants, London is a walker's paradise. Whether you're a first time visitor or a lifelong resident, exploring the city on good offers endless surprises - fascinating sights and stories, both ancient and modern, concealed in plain view.


With so many people in such a hurry these days, 33 Walks in London That You Shouldn't Miss is the perfect antidote to the perpetual rush.


Our Thoughts:


We're giving this book 5/5. 33 Walks in London That You Shouldn't Miss combines two of our favourite things; reading and walking - what more could you want? Exploring a city is always fun, and Perry's book makes it all much easier when you know where to look for hidden gems. Even those born and bred in London won't know about over half the pubs, cafes, shops, sights, and side streets mentioned by Perry, making each walk a delight no matter how seasoned you are in the Big Smoke.


With an indication of how many kilometres each walk will be, the reader can fit the suggestions into their schedule, and the best days and seasons are mentioned at the top of each walk's introduction. With a map to guide you, and checkpoints to explore (our favourite was The Albion pub in Angel) you'll be left wishing for another 33 walks - or be tempted to do them all again.