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Vauxhall to Waterloo: Factories, modern art and creative spirit

Posted on April 21, 2017

This walk along rail arches leading from Vauxhall to Waterloo station is less intense than most of my walks, yet it provides a good insight into industrial history and contemporary culture of the area.

Secrets of Bloomsbury

Discovering the secrets of Bloomsbury

Posted on March 31, 2017

Alana Pryce, is head of press and media at October Gallery, central London gallery known for exhibiting contemporary, international, avant-garde works. She also loves walking in London and has walked miles in Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and beyond.
In this interview she shares her top secrets of Bloomsbury to visit on your trip to London or over the lunchtime, if you work nearby.

Mosaics in the rail tunnel on Carlisle Road

Southbank Mosaics: In the footsteps of William Blake

Posted on March 17, 2017

In today’s post David Tootill, director and founder of Southbank Mosaics, social enterprise that works with young people in trouble with the law, shares about the walk in the footsteps of William Blake, English poet, painter, and printmaker, who lived in Lambeth. Southbank Mosaics has turned some of his works into mosaics that you can see in South London.

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Your place to go in South London: Courtenay Street

Posted on March 3, 2017

Short walk before or after work? A different place to take your friends on a weekend walk? Courtenay Street in Kennington is your answer. It attracts because of its distinctive architecture and atmosphere. Located near Vauxhall and Waterloo stations is also place to see for those visiting London.

First Guided walk in Reading: From Palmer Park to town centre

Posted on November 11, 2016

First guided walk from Walk & Talk is now history! On Sunday 16th October I was joined by seven urban walkers. Together we set off on a journey through Reading’s past, presence and the future walking from Palmer Park Library to town centre. Read all about it!

Walk in Oxford Circus: In search of the unknown

Posted on June 23, 2016

Every year Oxford Circus underground station is used by over 90 million people yet so few of them go above the ground to explore what the area has to offer: small gardens, historic places and some of the best coffee spots in London.

Welcome to Walk & Talk. I’m Joanna and I love strolling in London. Here, I share with you about the best walks in different parts of the capital. Happy walking!

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