Friday, 25 March 2016

Walking Tour of Shepherd's Bush on Saturday 16th April at 10am

West London Walks - just £5!
Until the late 19th century Shepherd's Bush was just a collection of fields, but that doesn't mean we lack history.  For those who want to explore the rich history of our neighbourhood and the neighbourhoods around us, Caroline MacMillan of West London Walks offers a series of personally led walking tours.  Her walks are "informal, and full of interesting and unusual facts".  Her walking tour of Shepherd's Bush takes place on Saturday 16th April at 10am.
Caroline MacMillan

What is West London Walks?
West London Walks is a way to see the history and architecture of our neighbourhood on foot led by an expert local guide.

How long do the walks last?
About 2 hours, roughly.

What walks are coming up soon?
The schedule for April is as follows
  • ASKEW ROAD, Saturday April 2, at 10 am
For those who live in and around Askew Road, "this is the walk for you". Find out whether your road was "built on former brickfields", learn if "your house a laundry and where would you have bought your bread in 1900?"
  • TUESDAY 12th April, 10am. RAVENSCOURT PARK
  • SATURDAY 16th April, 10am. SHEPHERD'S BUSH
  • FRIDAY 22nd April, 10am. STAMFORD BROOK
How much do the walks cost?
The cost of the walks varies between £5 and £10, depending on their length.

Does Caroline do private tours?
She does indeed.  If you would like to take a custom walk with a group of friends, she is "very happy to do this on a day and time convenient for you".

Has Caroline written any books about the area?
She has. Her book "Wild about Hammersmith and Brook Green, A Tale of Two West London Villages" takes you on a "photographic trip through the borough - with an introduction, and historical captions".  To order the book from amazon, follow this link.

How can I contact Caroline directly?
You can email her at

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