Piccadilly Line

Green Park to Covent Garden, featuring a cricket bat and Sherlock Holmes

This walk unearths the secrets of some of London's most famous streets and buildings:


How did Michael Caine choose his surname?

Why are there no flowerbeds in Green Park?

How many times had Charles and Diana met each other before their wedding?

Which American President had a wife with the middle name ‘Kermit'?

Why did Van Halen insist on a bowl of M&Ms with all the brown ones taken out?


We'll also discover London's cleverest statue ...



London Bus

A London double decker bus can lean further from the vertical without falling over than a human can. What a great way of learning about centres of gravity. The reason a Routemaster can lean so far is that there's a great long strip of pig-iron welded to its base, keeping you top-deckers safe as you go round corners. If you want reassuring photographic evidence, click here