• Footprints of London Awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor
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        We are really pleased to announce that Footprints of London has been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor. These are given to the top 10% of destinations in the world who have also achieved exclusively 4 or 5 star reviews throughout the previous 12 months. It is a very special moment…

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  • Raise a Glass to William Seelie
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    Rob uncovers a sad story from a gravestone. One of the things that amazes me about London is how an ordinary thing that you might overlook can reveal a story. Yesterday I was walking through Christ Church Greyfriars Garden, near St Pauls and paused to look at the flowers. The path included an old gravestone,…

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  • Art Movements – Identified Flying Object
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    Continuing our look at sculptures and statues that have changed location Rob Smith looks at one that was designed to move. IFO in its new location between Kings Cross and St Pancras Part of the huge on going redevelopment of Kings Cross Goods Yard has involved a public art programme called RELAY, which will see…

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  • A Flame in St Bride’s Churchyard
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    The Footprints Team were intrigued by this small statue (one of a pair) in the churchyard of St Bride’s Fleet Street   The answer is that they are the tops of the urns that decorated the parapet of the tower. St Bride’s famous wedding cake spire has had a huge amount of work done in the last…

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  • A Handkerchief in Postman’s Park
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    One glaring omission from our Top Ten Hidden Gardens article was Postman’s Park – famous for the Watts Memorial which commemorates those who died saving the lives of others. Neil Sinclair was there a few weeks ago and took some pictures of the “handkerchief tree” Postman’s Park in the City, between St Martin’s Le Grand…

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  • Football Remembers
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    Brian McClory looks at Bruce Bairnsfather, participant in one of history’s most famous football matches. There is a campaign to remember football played between the British and Germans in no mans land on Christmas Eve 1914 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27327162 One man who took part was Bruce Bairnsfather and his blue plaque (pictured) is in Sterling Street SW7 This…

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  • Walking Photography Competition
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    A lot of the people who come on our walks love to take photographs, so you may be interested in Transport for London’s new photography competition TfL are keen to see more Londoner’s walk for leisure, and as an incentive they are offering a prize of a Samsung NX300 Smart Camera and tripod to the…

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  • The Milkmaid’s Garland
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    If you have been on Rob’s walk Islington London’s Larder you may remember the custom of the Islington Milkmaid’s dancing the Milkmaid’s Garland, rather fancifully depicted by Francis Hayman. You can see the Milkmaids Garland being danced in Islington today (May 1st) by the New Esperance Womens Morris Team at various locations starting at the…

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