As you can see we've been having great fun with the Docklands tour so we were very sad to have announce the cancellation of one of our shows especially so close to the end of the run, Unfortunately one of our cast is very ill (Don't worry not the dread Covid) but we are vey much hoping that show can resume for the final night tomorrow.
For everyone who has joined us over these past couple of weeks I would also like to say a massive thank you, we have really enjoyed meeting you guys and special thanks to those of you who left reviews we really do appreciate it
well what do you know, tonight is the first night of our brand new show Dark side of Docklands its scary how fast these things roll around, one minute it's a few half formed ideas and a dot on the calendar and then Boom! it's opening night. It's been quite a journey to get to this point and for those of you who've booked we very much hope you
Recently I was approached by writer and London enthusiast Philipp Rottgers to be a guest on his show 'London Beyond time and place'. Thank you very much Philpp, firstly for give us a chance to shamelessly promote our forth coming Docklands Tour and secondly for letting me say 'c*nt' on your show!
Full interview below
So Peculiar have returned from a long hibernation to bring you 'Dark side of Docklands' The show we almost brought you in 2020.
Not going to lie, I had some mixed feelings about this, especially considering how much time, effort and money had already sunk into it last year when we had to pull the plug. Fortunately though the positivity and enthusiasm from the crew has really shone through, and made this a really fun production to work on, and even though we having to work around Covid safety regulations I can honestly say I think this going to be a better show that the one we would have brought you last year. April 16th - May 1st, hope you can join us!
the journal of a plague year
Well its certainly been a bit of a roller coaster ride this Halloween! Firstly with the ever changing government guidelines we weren't sure if there was going to be Halloween tour this year. Then despite getting off to flying start disaster struck and our tour guide Hadley tested positive for the dreaded lurgy, of course the only responsible thing to do in the circumstances was let all our customers know (A somewhat toe curling experience, rather like having to ring your ex to tell them you have an STD!!! ) Then obviously get tested ourselves...
Currently we are all waiting baited breath for the results while at the same time making contingency plans and ringing round our thespian friends to ensure the show can run this weekend as scheduled.
For everyone who has come along so far I just want to say a massive thank you for all the kind wishes for Hadley's recovery and all the lovely reviews - we really do appreciate them!
After such a quiet year its easy to forget just how much work goes into putting on a successful show! We are currently running around like headless chickens putting the finishing touches to this years Halloween tour. Although we have had to change the formula quite a bit to comply with government regulations on Covid its still promises to be a fabulously spooky night out! (Alas tickets have now sold out) but for those of you who have booked we very much look forward to meeting you in 2 weeks time....
A little taster of things to come..... (Photography by the incredibly talented Virginia Vassura)
Would you believe it this August Bank holiday weekend we did our first tour of the year! Exploring the colourful neighbourhood of Notting Hill in West London.
Although it was only a small group we had a great time learning about the history of the area, followed by lunch at one of the many fabulous independent cafes, and of course no trip to Notting Hill would be complete without a spot of shopping at the world famous Portobello market
Here are a few more highlights from the tour; stopping to admire a piece of street art and hearing tales about the numerous celebrities who have made their homes in Notting hill over the years...
Some lovely feedback from one of our customers - Thank you Anna! Great to be out and about once again showing people around the city. Very much looking forward to our next event, The Halloween pub Tour.
Would you believe that at one time Peculiar was actually a tour company not just someone posting random pictures of London on the internet!
Now that things seem to be slowly getting back to normal we are going to attempt to run a few events this year starting with 'Explore Notting Hill' Although carnival maybe cancelled we hope you can join us on a socially distanced walking tour around this beautiful part of London exploring the areas diverse multicultural heritage, finishing at the world famous Portobello market, where you can shop, eat or just sit and chill and enjoy some live music.
Dates: Saturday August 22nd
Saturday August 29th
Please follow links for more info
*limited availabilty, tour takes place outside following social distancing guidlines, please bring any PPE you feel you may need.
So the Peculiar committee have met, (Outside at a safe social distance as you can see!) And we are very pleased to announce that we will back with the ever popular 'Highgate to Hampstead Halloween pub tour' this October.
But as it stands with the current government guidelines on meeting in groups, we can't say with any certainty whether we will be running any other events this season. Thanks to everyone who has been checking in on our blog and liking our posts on social media, much appreciated, we will keep you informed of any further developments and wishing the best to everyone during this crazy time!
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