We are delighted to report that a walk through Central London, which includes places where Graham Greene frequented and lived, is being led by professional My London Tour Guide Jonathan Cohen and is organised by Eventbrite. It will reprise the same highly successful walk which took place in February of this year. Jonathan will guide the party through Senate House where Greene worked for The Ministry of Information during the early part of World War II and the little-known 19 Gower Mews off Bloomsbury Street (pictured left) where Greene and Dorothy Glover shared a flat during the worst of the London Blitz. Other places to be visited will include the historic Rules Restaurant close to Covent Garden. In February, Jonathan Cohen arranged for the party to see the inside of the restaurant, although it was closed to the public. This included the Graham Greene Dining Room, complete with appropriate memorabilia. Two other addresses, where the author lived post-war and until his departure for Antibes, will include St James’s Street and the plush The Albany, off Piccadilly (see featured image).
The walk is planned for the morning of 29 September, prior to the start of the festival, and attendees are asked to gather at the Charing Cross Memorial in front of Charing Cross Station at 10.00am. It will end at Russell Square at 12.45pm. This will allow sufficient time for those intending to be in Berkhamsted for the evening session of the festival to catch the train from Euston Station direct to Berkhamsted. Euston Station is a twelve minute walk from Russell Square.
If you are interested in taking part in this highly recommended event and want more information please quote the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust when you contact Jonathan Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost will be £35.00 per person. If you want to pay by credit card or via Paypal there will be an additional 2.5% transaction fee. Payment can also be made by bank transfer which will not incur the transaction fee.
The tour needs a minimum of ten people in order to go ahead and will be cancelled if that number is not achieved.