• THE GUILDHALL ART GALLERY – Transformation!
    THE GUILDHALL ART GALLERY – Transformation!
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    Tina Baxter on the rehang at the Guildhall Art Gallery – join her for a tour of the new displays on 24th January The Guildhall Art Gallery is in the process of a transformational rehang for the first time in 15 years. The City of London Corporation has been collecting art for some 400 years…

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  • Lighting Up The Night
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      Rob looks at how Christmas at Kew fits into a tradition of illuminated London gardens. See more of London’s best Christmas lights on Hazel and Joanna’s walks this Christmas see http://footprintsoflondon.com/walks Every Christmas seems to bring a news story about a poorly executed “winter wonderland” attraction that is forced to close early, visitors high…

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  • Gift Vouchers and Other Perfect Present Ideas
    Gift Vouchers and Other Perfect Present Ideas
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    Still looking for the perfect presents for your London loving friends this Christmas? The Footprints of London team have come up with some ideas for their ideal Christmas gifts. If you really to treat a friend buy them one of our new Gift Vouchers. Treat your friends or family to a Footprints of London walk…

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  • Scent of the City
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    This time Tina Baxter on the perfume house Grossmith. Tina’s next walk is about T S Eliot’s The Wasteland on January 17th   A visit to Fortnum & Mason proved to be quite an adventure. A day off from being a City Guide and what happens? To escape the chaos of the ground floor my companion…

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  • The Electric Telegraph Company
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    David Charnick looks at The Electric Telegraph Company – the subject of one of the stops on his walk that looks at London’s engineering history   Founders’ Court is tucked away off of Lothbury behind the Bank of England, and I imagine virtually everybody who passes it doesn’t even look at it, let alone knowing…

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  • Our Top 10 London Specialist Shops
    Our Top 10 London Specialist Shops
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          With so many of us focussing our attention on Christmas shopping it seemed a good time to choose our favourite London specialist shops. Some of them famous ones, some of them not so famous. If you get tired of shopping though you can always come on one of our walks to get…

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  • Coming Soon – The Footprints River Walks Festival
    Coming Soon – The Footprints River Walks Festival
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          This Spring we will be holding the Footprints River Walks Festival – from 16th April to 4th May – it will be a series of walks telling the story of London through its rivers. Each walk will cover a different theme, including the story of London’s bridges, pirates, livery companies, London’s docks, the industrial…

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  • Robin Shows Anthony Horowitz Some Sherlock Holmes Locations on ITV’s This Morning
    Robin Shows Anthony Horowitz Some Sherlock Holmes Locations on ITV’s This Morning
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    Last week, Footprints of London Guide Robin (aka Sherlock Walks) was filmed by ITV’s This Morning, discussing Sherlock Holmes locations with Mr Anthony Horowitz, the creator of ITV’s Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War.   This was a great honour for Robin, a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan, to be filmed in the recreation of Sherlock Holmes’s…

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  • Kings and Queens – Henry II
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    Continuing our series looking at the legacy monarchs have left to London. This time Henry II In the last part we looked at the reign of King Stephen who seized the throne before Matilda could claim the throne herself. Despite years of war Matilda was unable to gain the throne herself, despite winning military victories…

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  • The Lord Mayors Show
    The Lord Mayors Show
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    Andrea Vail reports from this years Lord Mayors Show   This past Saturday saw the biggest and oldest street party and procession in the world make its annual trip through the City of London. Of course I’m talking about the Lord Mayor’s Show. It is the annual procession of the newly elected Lord Mayor of…

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