June 20 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Saturday, August 25, 2012
An egg-eating dinosaur, a rotting window display and a Turkish pub serving Thai food are just some of the attractions tempting tourists and locals out of central London for a tour of Bounds Green.
The Bizarre Bowes Park walk – potentially the first-ever guided tour of Bounds Green and Bowes Park – is taking place this Sunday, giving an insight into one of London’s many boroughs which are found off the tourist trail.
It’s the brainchild of Peter Berthoud who, while not a local, has got to know the area over the last year and has been amazed by what he has discovered – and he believes it’s enough to tempt people away from the big sights.
“When you think London, you think Big Ben, but it’s not really typical London. There is enthusiasm for people seeing the real London – like Bowes Park.”
Mr Berthoud is already planning more tours in different areas of London, including his home borough of Pimlico and further south in areas like Peckham.
n Book your space on the tour by visiting www.eventbrite.co.uk event/3928403962. For more information visit www.peterberthoud.co.uk.