• 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
    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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  • Putting History to Bed
    Putting History to Bed
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    Earlier this year we listed our favourite London Secret Gardens. Now Neil Sinclair has news of another garden project on an interesting site   It once housed enough wine, spirits and provisions to entertain a newly-married king and keep the powerful and wealthy Bishop of Winchester and his guests fed and watered for weeks  But…

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  • Literary Footprints Pictures
    Literary Footprints Pictures
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    A big thanks to all who came on our Literary Footprints Festival events in October. Here are a few photos from the walks Dave had this great comment from someone who came on the walk “It always astounds me how much information you and your fellow guides have about our wonderful city and you were…

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  • London Symphony film project update
    London Symphony film project update
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    An update from Mark Rowland on the London Symphony film project: I’m delighted to report that The London Symphony film project met its crowd funding target (sailed past it, in fact) and the great news is that the film is now going to be made, so well done everyone who got involved either through making a funding pledge or promoting…

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  • Richard talks to Anne Diamond about The Great Fire of Westminster
    Richard talks to Anne Diamond about The Great Fire of Westminster
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      Footprints of London Guide Richard Watkins was interviewed by Anne Diamond for BBC Radio Berkshire Yesterday to talk about the 1834 Great Fire of Westminster that destroyed the Houses of Parliament. There were worrying parallels with a recent report that said that the current parliament building was at risk from fire. Richard and Stephen…

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