How to book...
1. To purchase tickets for my ‘Musical’ River Westbourne walk please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which day you prefer (Sunday 24 September or Saturday 30 September) and the number of tickets required (£12pp or £9pp concessions)
2. I will, by return, send you a PayPal invoice. The invoice will be from my company, Monojo Ltd.
3. Please complete the PayPal payment form and I will send you a confirmation of your booking.
I look forward to seeing you on the day. Please read the terms & conditions below.
Signed copies of my new book London’s Hidden Rivers will be available to buy on the day.
Over the short distance that the River Westbourne flows it passes under and by numerous locations associated with music, musicians and performance venues. No other London river, hidden or otherwise, can boast this.
A nine-mile guided walk with David Fathers author and illustrator of London’s Hidden Rivers starts on the western edge of Hampstead Heath. The now hidden River Westbourne rose in a location made famous by a painting, ‘Branch Hill’ by John Constable and it dips under the house once owned by Paul Robeson. The stream then passes where Sir Adrian Boult lived on Cannon Hill and The Moonlight Club (once a venue for the Rolling Stones, Cream, Stevie Wonder etc). Close by is the location where the Beatles were rejected by Decca Records. A mile or so later the Westbourne flows immediately below the BBC Maida Vale Studios.
Once beyond Hyde Park and the Serpentine, where once the river flowed, it passes under the flat where Judy Garland died; by the music venue Cadogan Hall and finally into the Ranelagh Gardens where Mozart performed, aged eight years old.
The tour will also feature other notable points of interest along the route and places to hear the River Westbourne flowing beneath your feet.
I also wrote a feature on the River Westbourne for Londonist.com
Terms & conditions
The walk will start at 1pm promptly on the dates stated.
The walk will proceed regardless of the weather. Please bring appropriate clothing based upon the weather forecast.
Minimum age for the walk is 14.
Refunds will only be offered if the guide is unable to attend.