Family Favourites – the walk that’s also a quiz

Date: Sunday 13th May 2018

Distance: 1 mile

Start Time: 13:00

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins

  • Cultural
  • Family Focussed
  • Walk and Talk

Meeting Point: Meet at the main steps of Portcullis House, facing the River Thames (turn left out of Westminster Tube station, then left at the corner - postcode SW1A 2JR)

Nearest Station (Start): Westminster

End Point: Trafalgar Square

Nearest Station (End): Charing Cross

Cost: Free


Telephone: 020 3151 1151

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We’ll see the Tube station that Harry Potter and Mr Weasley use, and how it could have made Big Ben fall over … A location visited by Paddington Bear, and its clever trick for staying lucky … A pub from a Sherlock Holmes story, and the reason Holmes wears his famous deerstalker … lots of stories for fans of Horrible Histories, such as why a king of England wore two shirts when he had his head cut off … and much more. Along the way we’ll conduct a quiz for the children on the walk – and there will be prizes!


Many opportunities for refreshment and toilet breaks along the route.

Please consider the weather forecast and the type of walk you are planning to join and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. We recommend that you bring a drink as there may not always be opportunities to purchase refreshments.

Advice Note:

Flat and easy route, suitable for both pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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