What you'll do
We'll meet at Ladbroke Grove Station in Notting Hill and go on a tour where I will show the highlights of the neighborhood with opportunities to take photographs and gather information about local attractions. We will visit the homes (exterior only) of a world famous designer, an important writer and see the building that inspired a Bond villiain. We will also see locations associated with the film Notting Hill, with a chance to look at market stalls and buy street food. Then we will proceed to a character-filled pub where we can go over the material you have gathered and I can help you shape it into an entertaining and accurate blog. Drawing on my experience of picture editing, I can teach you how to crop your images for greater impact. Using the experiences you have on the tour, I will guide you in writing a blog that tells a real story of your adventures.
I'm a prize-winning journalist with more than two decades' experience and a comprehensive knowledge of food and the arts who has written extensively about travel. My work has been published in The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and a number of magazines. I have also blogged extensively for The Huffington Post. My experience as a journalist includes being a senior member of staff in The Times newsroom, where I also did picture editing, and I worked at The Daily Mail for two years. A self-taught photographer, I have published many photos on the web and sold images to magazines. My writing experience also includes copywriting, corporate communications and social media.
Where you'll be
We start with a guided tour of Notting Hill, taking in the market, the fashionable village centre, locations and inspiration for the Notting Hill film, other sites of interest such as George Orwell's house. If guests have particular interests the tour can accommodate those. On the tour guests will gather material for their blog. After the tour, we will go to a lively British pub with lots of atmosphere where we can discuss the material and
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
Make sure you have comfortable clothing for walking around and to suit the weather. Bring a camera of some kind for taking photos, and bring at least two pens and a notebook that you can write in easily as we move around. Alternatively, have access to an app that allows you to take notes verbally.
Travel blogging like a professional
€55 / personNew experience
€55 / person