• Donne To Death By Stone
    Donne To Death By Stone
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    Jill Finch celebrates the birthday of poet John Donne   Every Friday in St Paul’s cathedral as I take a group of visitors around Wren’s masterpiece I am always running late. But, as I let the group know that now is their chance to run for the hills before we get to the crypt and…

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  • Hear Sue Sinton-Smith talking about her walks on the radio
    Hear Sue Sinton-Smith talking about her walks on the radio
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    Sue was recently interviewed by Pete Day on NuSound Radio 92FM about her East Ham and other East London walks. She talks about how she got into being a guide, her favourite places in East London and her forthcoming walk looking at Canning Town and the Royal Docks. You can hear the interview here Her next East…

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  • No better resort than the Mitre in Chancery Lane
    No better resort than the Mitre in Chancery Lane
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      Rob Smith looks at how an advert for a Victorian pub tells us about drinking habits in 1888. If you are interested in food history come on Rob’s walk that looks at the Food History of Islington on February 26th  If you’ve ever visited the Gaucho restaurant in Chancery Lane you may be curious as…

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  • The story of The March of the Guards to Finchley
    The story of The March of the Guards to Finchley
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    Rhona Levene looks at the stories behind The March of the Guards to Finchley, which you can see in the Foundling Museum. In April Rhona will be leading some of the walks in the Footprints of London River Walks Festival – keep a look out for more details on http://footprintsoflondon.com/walks   The stories behind Hogarth’s THE MARCH OF…

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  • Great British Railway Journeys
    Great British Railway Journeys
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    Two Footprints of London Guides helped out on the BBC series Great British Railway Journeys, presented by Michael Portillo. The BBC approached Sean Patterson to appear in the programme talking about Charles Booth’s poverty map of Deptford. Michael Portillo chose Deptford as this was the location of London’s first proper passenger railway, but beneath the viaducts people lived…

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  • Kings and Queens in London – Richard I
    Kings and Queens in London – Richard I
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    Continuing our series on the London legacy of Kings and Queens. This time Richard I otherwise known as Richard The Lionheart. If you’ve been enjoying this series you’ll like Jack Yeomanson’s new walk about the Plantagenets Richard the Lionheart or Richard Coeur De Lion is one of the most well known of medieval kings but as a supporter…

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  • Our Highlights of 2014
    Our Highlights of 2014
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    The Footprints of London team have chosen some of their highlights from another busy year. Thank you to everyone who came on our walks this year and all those who read and contributed to our blog. We have lots to look forward to in 2015 including our River Walks festival in April, another Literary Footprints Festival…

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