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The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!

By Lwblog @londonwalks
DC Editor Adam writes…

In today's post I'm treating myself to a wee bit of a celebration – on Saturday I passed the City of Westminster guiding course and I'm now a badged-up, qualified City of Westminster Guide!
Way back at the start of the course, in October last year, I walked the boundary of the City of Westminster to get a feel for the area - regular readers will know that big, long London rambles are one of my favorite things.
Here are a few of the things I saw along the way (there's an animated map at the end of the post) …
The starting point was Embankment tube…
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
… past the oldest public structure in London…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Love this detail on the Embankment benches…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!

The City took a long time to get out of bed…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Reflecting on Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex…
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!

Who am I to judge? The Royal Courts of Justice…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!

I've been passing this spot for nearly 30 years and I STLL can't resist a snap…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Over Lincoln's Inn Fields to Covent Garden. Keep an eye out for the Demi Virgin, emblem of the wealthy Mercers' Company. Spot her once, you'll start to see her everywhere…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!

A good spot…
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Bob Dylan played here in '62…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Regent's Park…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!


The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
A Halloweeny gatepost in NW8…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
We so associate Gothic revival with the grand scale - so it's always fun to seeneo-Gothic flourishes in a domestic context - and no more so than on Kilburn Lane, where the Artizans, Labourers and General Dwellings Company built an estate in the 1870s…
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!

I'm loving this Cockney tough guy - in the huff with the fancy-schmancy swans in the background and puffing his chest out at your correspondent…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Along the Grand Union Canal, under the Westway and down through Kensington Gardens…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
… where a knot of second-string camera crews are gathering to cover the announcement of another royal baby. This despite the fact that the happy couple, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, are in Sydney…
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Through the Westminster patch of Albertopolis and into Chelsea where I always love this view of Battersea Power Station in the distance…
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Back round to the Embankment for the Tate Britain and some high contrast with the neighbours…
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!

… at Millbank Tower…

The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
Almost full circle…
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
The Boundary of Westminster – Walked By A City Of Westminster Guide!
And here's the route animated…


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