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Walks in October 2016

Footprints of London Gift Voucher

Thu, 2 Feb

Description: Looking for the perfect gift for the Lover of London in your life?  Then look no further!  Our gift voucher gives two free places on a Footprints of London walk within 12 months of the date of purchase.

Little Venice: A Historic Pub Tour

Sat, 29 Jul

Ada Salter: Beautifying Bermondsey

Sun, 9 Jul

Wonderfully Wicked Whitechapel

Sat, 29 Jul

Reaching into the Abyss

Sun, 16 Jul

Your guide: David Charnick
Description:

Business, Banks and Bombs

Sun, 16 Jul

Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description:

The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island

Sat, 2 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The quieter side of Canvey Island – walking along 8 miles of river wall looking at the history of the island known for holidays, oil refineries and Dr Feelgood

To Constable's Castle - A Walk From Leigh on Sea

Wed, 27 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk to Hadleigh Castle – with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary that ere painted by Constable

Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames to Stanford Le Hope

Sat, 22 Jul

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the former Bata Factory in East Tilbury, a modernist classic from the 1930’s, followed by a walk along the Thames through Mucking Flats, home to thousands of wading birds and with striking views of ships in the Thames

The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island

Wed, 30 Aug

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The quieter side of Canvey Island – walking along 8 miles of river wall looking at the history of the island known for holidays, oil refineries and Dr Feelgood

Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames to Stanford Le Hope

Wed, 19 Jul

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the former Bata Factory in East Tilbury, a modernist classic from the 1930’s, followed by a walk along the Thames through Mucking Flats, home to thousands of wading birds and with striking views of ships in the Thames

Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex

Wed, 5 Jul

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk in two parts – first an exploration of the historic town of Gravesend, then crossing the Thames by Ferry to Tilbury where Elizabeth I addressed her troops when the Spanish Armada threatened

Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex

Sat, 8 Jul

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk in two parts – first an exploration of the historic town of Gravesend, then crossing the Thames by Ferry to Tilbury where Elizabeth I addressed her troops when the Spanish Armada threatened

Industrial History of Dagenham Dock

Tue, 12 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Way off the beaten track this walk threads between oil terminals and the Thames to tell the story of this famous London industrial area

Tidemarks from the Pool

Tue, 12 Sep

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.

To Constable's Castle - A Walk From Leigh on Sea

Sat, 30 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk to Hadleigh Castle – with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary that ere painted by Constable

Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness

Wed, 11 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The last of Rob’s walks along the Thames – ending up at the mouth of the river at Shoeburyness – where you can usualy find Victorian pottery on the beach

Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness

Sat, 14 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The last of Rob’s walks along the Thames – ending up at the mouth of the river at Shoeburyness – where you can usualy find Victorian pottery on the beach

Walking the Hidden River Fleet

Sun, 29 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A whole day of walking and history with Jenni and Rob, following the course of the River Fleet from springs on Hampstead Heath, to the Thames near Blackfriars

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry

Wed, 6 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in the industrial history of the Royal Docks, Thames Barrier Park and ending with a crossing of the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry

River to Riches

Tue, 5 Sep

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Following the Thames downstream, this tour explores how central the river was to London’s trade. The port of London was the nation’s gateway to the world, and the Thames was its highway

Tidemarks from the Pool

Wed, 6 Sep

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.

Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet

Thu, 14 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through the now peaceful Rainham Marshes which once echoed to the sound of machine gun fire when it was a military firing range. The walk ends at Purfleet Military Heritage centre.

To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula

Tue, 19 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk along one of the most isolated parts of the Thames calling at the archaeological site where the oldest human remains in England were uncovered, a site where you can see parts of old London Bridge and a lighthouse opposite Tilbury docks

Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders

Tue, 5 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Thu, 7 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames – Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London’s own New Town

The City Bridges

Sat, 2 Sep

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: This walk explores the bridges which lead to and from the City of London from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge (although technically the latter is just outside the City). This tells the story of how these bridges came to be built and paid for.

Hammersmith Riverside - Arts and Crafts and a Familiar Type

Sun, 3 Sep

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A pleasant stroll along the delightful riverside at Hammersmith

The City Bridges

Fri, 29 Sep

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: This walk explores the bridges which lead to and from the City of London from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge (although technically the latter is just outside the City). This tells the story of how these bridges came to be built and paid for.

Hammersmith Riverside - Arts and Crafts and a Familiar Type

Sat, 30 Sep

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A pleasant stroll along the delightful riverside at Hammersmith

River to Riches

Wed, 13 Sep

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Following the Thames downstream, this tour explores how central the river was to London’s trade. The port of London was the nation’s gateway to the world, and the Thames was its highway

James Bond and the Spies of Mayfair

Thu, 24 Aug

Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Mayfair: inspiration to Fleming and Le Carre. Home to real life traitors, defectors. A walk where fact meets fiction.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Thu, 2 Nov

Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Fri, 3 Nov

Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Sat, 4 Nov

Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Sun, 5 Nov

Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.

Hidden Streets and Secret Alleys

Sat, 15 Jul

Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: Walk the historic alleys, which legend says are paved with gold. Discover secret Roman foundations, folklore characters, the doorway into Diagon Alley and streets of a thousand names and events, where you choose your own path through time.

Hidden Streets and Secret Alleys

Sun, 16 Jul

Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: Walk the historic alleys, which legend says are paved with gold. Discover secret Roman foundations, folklore characters, the doorway into Diagon Alley and streets of a thousand names and events, where you choose your own path through time.

Secrets of Old London Town

Sun, 30 Jul

Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: See the hidden highlights of the old town of London, from Roman remains, medieval survivors and great stories of quirky sites, origins of old sayings and great legends which make London such a colourful place to live today.

Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League

Sun, 2 Jul

Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Follow in the Footsteps of the great Dectective as we wind our way through streets that Sherlock Holmes would have recognised

A Dickens of a City

Sat, 22 Jul

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Explore the London of Charles Dickens, a city in transition. You are accompanied by readings from his novels – the authentic voice of London.

Bethnal Green in So Many Words

Sat, 29 Jul

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: With readings from Iain Sinclair, George Orwell and others, this tour explores the rich story of Bethnal Green, one of crime and poverty, but also one of resilience and survival. Through their words we engage with the human currents of Bethnal Green and its unique flavour.

Martians, Miracles, and Time Machines': The London of HG Wells

Sun, 16 Jul

Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: A walk around the London of H G Wells

Much Ado About Trading

Sat, 15 Jul

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour explores aspects of trade in Shakespeare’s London and how it provided valuable material to him and to his fellow dramatists

Literary St James's

Sun, 9 Jul

Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Discover some of the famous bibliophiles and literary personalities who have inhabited this fashionable part of London over the past 400 years. We hear stories of bibliomaniacs, writers, booksellers and publishers from Samuel Pepys to the Prince Regent, and see the buildings they lived in.

The Lambeth Walk: art & entertainment south of the river

Sat, 26 Aug

Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: A walk round an edgier, cheekier part of London. Birthplace of the music hall, the circus. Home of Charlie Chaplin and now of a burgeoning gallery scene. Vauxhall and Kennington were where Londoners would come to walk on the wild side, are they returning to their roots?

Modernist Hampstead

Sun, 2 Jul

Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in  the 1930s such as The Sun House, 66 Frognal and the Isokon flats.

Hidden Hampstead

Sat, 29 Jul

Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: Walk through the hidden highlights of London’s crown jewel and uncover the surprising history in one of London’s last surviving villages.

Discovering Belsize Park

Sun, 2 Jul

Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: In the C18th, Belsize House attracted bawdy and rowdy public gatherings. A century later, elegant Italianate villas were built to attract London’s burgeoning upper middle class. Amidst this respectability lived bohemians, politicians and intellectuals. We bring the story up to date.

 Ealing: Queen of the Suburbs

Sun, 23 Jul

Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Visit Ealing Film Studios, Pitzhanger Manor, Walpole Park and a club which changed rock and roll history.

Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.

Sun, 23 Jul

Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Follow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London’s sausage king

For parliament or the king?': Civil War Connections 'round St Paul's and Cheapside

Sun, 30 Jul

Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: A thrilling overview of how the English Civil War impacted on the City of London, its citizens, and other stakeholders.

Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps

Sat, 22 Jul

Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London’s top walks – around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth’s footsteps

The Unquiet City

Sun, 2 Jul

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour takes in nearly 2,000 years of unrest: from Roman times the City has been a target for rebellion and revolt for groups with very different objectives.

Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps

Sat, 1 Jul

Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London’s top walks – around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth’s footsteps

Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.

Tue, 11 Jul

Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Explore London’s East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s

Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop

Sun, 16 Jul

Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho’s trailblazing music clubs of the 1950’s, through the 1960’s up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970’s. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.

True Spy Stories

Thu, 29 Jun

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk about espionage and the security services. See buildings used by MI5 and SIS past and present, and hear true tales of treachery among spies

Booze and the Borough

Sun, 30 Jul

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: The Borough is redolent of beer and wine, of hops and hospitality. This tour evokes stagecoaches erupting from narrow yards and laden hop wagons arriving from Kent, Sussex and Surrey. It celebrates the grain and the grape, and trade, both in times past and today.

Soho - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour

Sat, 19 Aug

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover Soho’s food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this late afternoon walk. Over 18s only.

Winston, Women and Song

Tue, 15 Aug

Description: Winston Churchill, Women’s Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!

Winston, Women and Song

Fri, 22 Sep

Description: Winston Churchill, Women’s Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!

Winston, Women and Song

Thu, 30 Nov

Description: Winston Churchill, Women’s Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!

Savile Row and the birth of British style.

Sat, 8 Jul

Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Hardy Amies said “a man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten about them.” Join my Saville Row stroll to hear tales of the London enclave where royalty and celebrities visit the world’s best designers to get the best bespoke look.

Just You Wait and See

Sun, 23 Jul

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While the East End was facing the deprivations of the Home Front, plans were being formulated to create a brand new London. We were looking forward to blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover – just you wait and see!

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 9 Jul

Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: This walk explores nearly 100 years of jazz history in and around the streets, clubs, restaurants and drinking dens of Soho, from the first arrival of American musicians in 1919 through to the contemporary scene by way of legendary venues such as Ronnie Scott’s club.

Booze and the Borough

Sat, 12 Aug

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: The Borough is redolent of beer and wine, of hops and hospitality. This tour evokes stagecoaches erupting from narrow yards and laden hop wagons arriving from Kent, Sussex and Surrey. It celebrates the grain and the grape, and trade, both in times past and today.

The Americans in Mayfair

Thu, 13 Jul

Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Take a walk round Mayfair to discover its special relationship with America. Explore the streets and squares that presidents, rock stars and Hollywood icons have called home.

Modernism and Model Dwellings: Housing in Bethnal Green

Sun, 9 Jul

Your guide: Andrew Parnell
Description: A walk through housing history looking at fine examples of buildings produced by Victorian philanthropists and distinguished architects for 20th century councils, illustrating changing visions for new, better ways of living in our cities. Click on Walk to get more information

Medieval Mayhem!

Sun, 9 Jul

Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: Walk the modern metropolis to uncover the secrets of the survivors of London’s Medieval past. From dark crypts, secret gardens, and hidden relics we’ll discover the oldest and still intact buildings in London’s oldest wards and discover incredible wonders and surprising gems along the way

Booze and the Borough

Fri, 11 Aug

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: The Borough is redolent of beer and wine, of hops and hospitality. This tour evokes stagecoaches erupting from narrow yards and laden hop wagons arriving from Kent, Sussex and Surrey. It celebrates the grain and the grape, and trade, both in times past and today.

The Long Good Friday Revisited

Fri, 1 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed

A Most Horrid Flame

Sun, 9 Jul

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour explores how the City of London was gutted by fire in September 1666, exploring why a small fire in a baker’s oven spotted in the early hours of a Sunday morning should spread so far and cause such destruction.

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 13 Aug

Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: This walk explores nearly 100 years of jazz history in and around the streets, clubs, restaurants and drinking dens of Soho, from the first arrival of American musicians in 1919 through to the contemporary scene by way of legendary venues such as Ronnie Scott’s club.

Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop

Sun, 20 Aug

Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho’s trailblazing music clubs of the 1950’s, through the 1960’s up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970’s. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 10 Sep

Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: This walk explores nearly 100 years of jazz history in and around the streets, clubs, restaurants and drinking dens of Soho, from the first arrival of American musicians in 1919 through to the contemporary scene by way of legendary venues such as Ronnie Scott’s club.

Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop

Sun, 17 Sep

Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho’s trailblazing music clubs of the 1950’s, through the 1960’s up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970’s. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.

Clerkenwell: Not just a watering hole

Tue, 4 Jul

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: A tour exploring Clerkenwell’s history via gin and beer production

Soho Rock n' Roll: how Soho's clubs shaped rock and pop

Sun, 6 Aug

Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho’s trailblazing music clubs of the 1950’s, through the 1960’s up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970’s. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.

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