Alex Middleton’s experience of living and working in London was similar to many others, he tells me as we grab a morning coffee near Bank station. “I’ve always been a fan of exploration,” says Middleton, who brings his warm and friendly persona to a meeting held on this, the iciest of mornings.
“During my first job in London, I saved up as much money as I could to get away,” he says. But travelling a couple of times a year wasn’t enough. So, Middleton co-founded a business that offers city-weary customers self-navigated adventure trips near London.