To trace the paths of birds would be to envisage the city
in an entirely different form – Peter Ackroyd
Pigeon Patrol is a walk through London following the fly lines of pigeons - a natural path through an urban environment.
Peter Ackroyd claims that pigeons fly particular routes across the city in his book, London: The Biography. Walking these fly lines is an attempt to see the city from a pigeon’s point of view. The walk comes as close as it can to a direct line between destinations, as close as is possible on foot to a pigeon’s route through the air.
Gameshow began walking Pigeon Patrols in 2015 with literary walker Henry Eliot (Curiocity). The next walk is at:
3pm on Saturday 25th March - tickets/info
This informally-led walk lasts approximately two hours, beginning at Camden People’s Theatre (NW1 2PY) and ending at Kenwood House (NW3 7JR). Please wear strong shoes and warm clothes, ready for the weather. Contact the Box Office if you have any access enquiries (0207 419 4841).