If you’re wondering what to do this May half term then we recommend a trip to Belgravia to try out the brilliant new Storystock Sounds walking tour. The app is free to download to your phone and takes you and your children on an hour-long wander around the streets of Belgravia stopping to listen to stories as you pass six houses with blue plaques. You’ll hear all about Mozart composing his first ever symphony, stop at Ian Fleming’s Bond-worthy bachelor pad and find out where Vita Sackville-West first invited her friend Virigina Woolf to supper. The three-minute audio snippets are very witty so will amuse the adults too. The route begins at Sloane Square, from there head straight for Daylesford on Pimlico Road where you can pick up your free illustrated map. Storystock have cleverly partnered with them too so you will receive either a free coffee or tea to take away, or a free glass or Leoube rose (with the purchase of a meal) by showing them the voucher within the app. Lockdown prevented Storystock from hosting their pop up storytelling sessions at London’s galleries, festivals and theatres, so this is their new invention with Michael Morpurgo as ambassador. We love it and what’s more there are more areas to come including Chelsea, Mayfair and St James’. To get started with your walk scan the QR code below (within the app itself you click the arrow to the left of the person’s name to access the audio story).
scan this QR code for map & stories