• Fleming vs. Goldfinger; what really happened when the architect took on the author
    Fleming vs. Goldfinger; what really happened when the architect took on the author
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    With Spectre, the latest Bond adventure hitting our screens recently, Michael Duncan explores the story that links one of Fleming’s most famous villains with a couple of famous London Tower blocks and an architecturally-significant Hampstead terrace. Like most great writers, Ian Fleming took inspiration for his fictional characters from real life. He came upon the name James Bond from reading a book on…

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  • Get a guided tour of Deptford from a local
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    Sean Patterson has been running his highly acclaimed walk “Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Map” for a number of years. But now he is a Deptford local. Check here for the date of the next walk. Six years ago I decided to do an MA in London Studies at Queen Mary and Westfield and became particularly…

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  • The Unluckiest Day?
    The Unluckiest Day?
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    As Friday 13th hoves into view (yes, 13th November falls on a Friday this year) some of our guides have hand-picked some appropriately themed walks for that most onerous of dates. As a little warm-up, Paul Surma (who will be running his Ghost. Ghouls and Graveyards walks on that day) delves into the origins of the superstition that this…

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