Authentic Local London
Are you the kind of traveller who enjoys discovering the real world character of the places you visit? If so, then The London Storyteller’s Authentic Local London offers you just that.
This privately guided tour takes you and your companions on an expedition through an apparently unnassuming local neighbourhood in north London.
Meeting at the off-the-beaten track but conveniently connected Finsbury Park station; The London Storyteller is confident that you will find remarkable here to see! Except perhaps, the preservation zone architecture, the view from one of the highest points in London, a secret nature walk and a real slice of ever day London life.
We think it unlikely that you will be interested in any of its other associations such as being the birthplace of a world famous sportscar manufacturer and Indy 500 winning racing team, the home of more Time Lords than any other place in the universe, the setting of a cult zombie apocalypse movie or indeed being the subject of a Stephen King story.
And when it comes to music, this exposition of the authentic side of London only has a few meagre points of interest and associations to offer with its disappointing associations not limited to little known artists such as Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Queen, Adele, The Eurythmics, Blur and The BoHo Scarecrow.
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We’ll meet at the conveniently located Finsbury Park Station (on Victoria, Piccadilly underground lines).
Often touted as one of London’s great hidden gems, this secret nature walk follows the line of former VIctorian railway line. This is great opportunity to ask all those questions you may have about London, seeing some of London’s victorian heritage as well as hearing stories about famous faces associated with the local area from Bob Dylan and Stephen King to Ray Davies and Simon Pegg.
A 250 year old bakery with a superb selection of treats both savoury and sweet. Included in your tour is a sausage roll or pasty for all, this is a true local fayre.
After breakfast you can choose to join The London Storyteller on a relaxing stroll to one of the highest points in London where a one-of-a-kind Victorian Pleasure Palace is situated offering superb views of the city. Its heritage stretches back over a 150 years and has been a significant location for some iconic moments in British cultural history during the 20th century.
Connecting via a short cab ride, we’ll visit a much storied historic London village with over two thousand years of history, which has been home to everyone from the Romans to lovers of Charles II to Monty Python and Sting. As well as its famed graveyard and charming Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architecture; Highgsate sits adjacent to Hampstead Heath and nearby Kenwood House.
This tour begins outside Finsbury Park Station at Station Place. Finsbury Park is a short ride from central London (circa 20 minutes from Green Park) on either the Victoria or Piccadilly tube lines. It is also well connected by bus and by rail. Upon request we can also make arrangement to bring you to the meeting point by private hire vehicle if you would prefer.
Our end point is scheduled for convenient spot in Highgate such as a nice pub or one of the local eateries. In some cases our guests prefer to end