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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.

Meat Markets and Mayhem: Caledonian Clock Tower and Park - a stroll up and down

Sat, 21 Oct

Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: A chance to climb the famous Caledonian Market Clock Tower.Discover how Copenhagen Fields became Caledonian Park and how diplomacy gave way to debauchery and agitation and then butchery and commerce.

On the Dark Side of the City - The Ghastly Ghostly Gore tour

Tue, 31 Oct

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A walk on the dark side of the City featuring ghosts and gore

Music & Markets: Bohemian Camden

Fri, 20 Oct

Modernism in Finsbury: Berthold Lubetkin and Bevin Court

Sat, 11 Nov

Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: See two buildings Berthold Lubetkin designed for Finsbury Council, go inside Bevin Court and explore an area that is one of London’s late Regency gems.

The Wonderful Women of Soho

Sun, 5 Nov

Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description:

Modernism in Finsbury: Berthold Lubetkin and Bevin Court

Thu, 19 Oct

Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: See two buildings Berthold Lubetkin designed for Finsbury Council, go inside Bevin Court and explore an area that is one of London’s late Regency gems.

 The Heart of the City

Wed, 1 Nov

Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description:

Walk Macabre - dispatching the dead in Smithfield and Finsbury

Sat, 4 Nov

Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: Explore death and its management in the 2nd Millennium. Visit some of London’s most ghoulish last resting places. Robert Bard in “Graveyard London” comments that “many hundreds of generations of Londoners lie beneath the City feet without us knowing”; this walk suggests they were the lucky ones..

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

Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet

Sat, 21 Apr

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.

Industrial History of Dagenham Dock

Wed, 21 Mar

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

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Sat, 10 Mar

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

Walking the Hidden River Fleet

Sat, 20 Jan

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

Tidemarks from the Pool

Sat, 11 Nov

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

Wed, 18 Apr

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.

Industrial History of Dagenham Dock

Sat, 24 Mar

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

The New River - Islington's Lost Waterway

Wed, 25 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The New River was one of the 17th Century’s greatest feats of engineering – this walk traces its route through Islington. You’ll see some of London’s oldest industrial buildings sitting in a car park and a delightful park that is one of Islington’s best secrets

Walking the Hidden Upper Tyburn River

Sat, 25 Nov

Your guide: Jenni Bowley
Description: Hampstead, Belsize Park and Swiss Cottage have a hidden secret shared with Buckingham Palace – the river Tyburn flows beneath! For centuries the source of drinking water for the City of London and the water supply for the lake in Regents Park come and see where its upper reaches once flowed.

Walking the Hidden Lower Tyburn River

Sat, 25 Nov

Your guide: Rhona Levene
Description: We walk the route of the underground River Tyburn Baker Street down to the Thames and travelling through Marylebone and Mayfair.

Tidemarks from the Pool

Sat, 21 Oct

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.

Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders

Wed, 31 Jan

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

Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders

Sat, 3 Feb

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

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry

Wed, 21 Feb

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

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry

Sat, 24 Feb

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

Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area

Wed, 7 Mar

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

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.

Angel's Delights: Islington village: music, murders and Myddleton

Tue, 24 Oct

Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: Touch on 1000 years of history in Islington, the first village north of the City of London. Hear about two dreadful murders and see where the masses were entertained and understand why the pavements are raised and the roads twist. Meet the characters – Gracie Fields, Champagne Charlie and Joe Orton.

Death and the City

Sun, 22 Oct

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Not for the fainthearted, this is an unabashed exploration of the City’s western fringe to visit sites connected with dark tales of prison life, execution and murderous intent.

Books Made in Bloomsbury

Sun, 22 Oct

Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Meet Bloomsbury’s less known writers, printers and publishers and see some of their books: like the book collector who cast out a demon and another who argued that Shakespeare’s plays were written by Bacon; plus London’s first shopping centre and the site of a printing press just 100 years old.

The City by the Book

Thu, 19 Oct

Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: Charlotte Bronte loved it, Alexander Pope hated it. Known mainly as a place for money making and trade, the narrow alleyways of the City also gave birth to writers and poets. It either charmed or repelled its visitors and it has featured in and inspired books and poetry over the centuries. Jill’s walk from St Paul’s to Cornhill is awash with literary landmarks that might just surprise you.

Literary Footprints Festival Season Ticket

Sun, 1 Oct

Description: Purchase of a Literary Footprints Festival festival season ticket entitles you to book a place FREE OF CHARGE on any of nearly 40 Literary Footprints walks between 1st October and 31st October 2017

Literary Soho

Tue, 24 Oct

Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Explore the lives of famous literary figures, like William Blake, Fanny Burney, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.

Mrs Dalloway's Day

Thu, 23 Nov

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk follows the route Clarissa Dalloway takes on her journey to buy flowers for her evening party in Virginia Woolf’s classic London novel

St. Pancras in Literature, Film and Drama

Sun, 22 Oct

Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Explore the St. Pancras lives of important figures like Mike Leigh, Mary Wollstonecraft, George Bernard Shaw, Thomas Hardy and Paul Robeson.

By Permission of Heaven

Mon, 30 Oct

Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: A walk based on Historian Adrian Tinniswood’s account of the Great Fire of London. Why did the City burn 350 years ago? Accident, treason, act of war? Or simply By Permission of Heaven? From St Paul’s to The Monument we’ll look at what happened on those fateful five days in September 1666.

Bradshaw's City

Fri, 27 Oct

Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: A walk through the City of London using George Bradshaw’s 1862 guide to London. Featuring readings and looking at the differences between the tourism of the Victorians and the tourism of today.

Bradshaw's Westminster

Sat, 28 Oct

Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: A walk through the City of Westminster using George Bradshaw’s 1862 guide to London. Featuring readings and looking at the differences between the tourism of the Victorians and the tourism of today.

 Samuel Pepys' Diary

Sat, 21 Oct

Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Over 350 years ago Samuel Pepys wrote about London, his home, family and friends and about the plague and the great fire. This walk visits places known to Pepys and we will hear about the momentous events that shap d this unique social document.

Sherlock Holmes Investigates: The Man Accused of Murdering Himself

Sun, 5 Nov

Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Sherlock Holmes investigates the mysterious disappearance of Mr Neville St. Claire, last seen in a vile opium den when he should have been on the 5.14 train to his wife and family. Can Sherlock Holmes crack the case…

T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City

Thu, 9 Nov

Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.

T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City

Thu, 23 Nov

Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.

Bethnal Green in So Many Words

Sun, 26 Nov

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.

Walk Wilkie's Way

Thu, 19 Oct

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Wilkie Collins led a life that was as sensational as his novels. This walk explores Marylebone where he was born and spent most of his life – places he lived and worked, the women he loved and his close friendship with Charles Dickens.

Made in Chelsea

Fri, 20 Oct

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: Hear about Artists and Writers, people like Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Mark Twain

Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History

Sat, 21 Oct

Your guide: Andrea Vail
Description: Let’s take a walk down Fleet Street to hear about the monks, knights, and lawyers who made this area their home in the middle ages, the rise of mass market book publishing, and how Fleet Street went from having the City’s first printing press to becoming a 24-hour news operation.

Sherlock Holmes - the Return

Thu, 26 Oct

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Explore the mews and backstreets of Marylebone following Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in The Adventure of the Empty House

Mayfair's Bright Young Things

Sat, 28 Oct

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A literary romp round Mayfair; the playground of the Bright Young Things in the 1920s. Hear how writers including Michael Arlen, Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh portrayed the era.

Circles, Squares and Triangles - Virginia Woolf in Bloomsbury

Sun, 29 Oct

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A walk through the Bloomsbury of Virginia Woolf

T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City

Sun, 29 Oct

Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.

A Journal of the Plague Year

Wed, 18 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The stories of the quack doctors, brave neighbours and doom-mongers who filled London in the plague year of 1665 in Defoe’s classic account

Alexander Pope's The Dunciad

Wed, 25 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk visiting the locations mentioned in this satirical 18th century poem

Much Ado About Trading

Tue, 17 Oct

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

A Dickens of a City

Wed, 18 Oct

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.

Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All

Mon, 23 Oct

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While Shakespeare is the stuff of legend, he was in so many ways a typical Londoner. In fact, to explore the story of Shakespeare in London is to appreciate an exciting time of social advancement and international development, with London at the centre of England’s coming of age.

Bethnal Green in So Many Words

Tue, 24 Oct

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.

Rumpole and the Legal Life

Wed, 25 Oct

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Follow the legal adventures of Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole with readings from John Mortimer’s stories.

Dickens After Dark:  In the Steps of the Night Walker

Thu, 19 Oct

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens said “But the streets of London, to be beheld in the very height of their glory, should be seen on a dark, dull, murky winter’s night…” Join me along the paths of his epic night walks to hear how his observations of the slumbering city inspired his legendary themes and characters.

Shardlake's London

Tue, 24 Oct

Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: Follow the footsteps of the characters in C J Sansom’s ‘Shardlake’ novels set in 16th Century London at the time of the reformation.

Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall

Thu, 26 Oct

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Wolf Hall brought to life the personal and political machinations of this most turbulent period, but the Great Fire rendered physical traces of the Tudor age hard to find in today’s London. Unless, that is, you know where to look… Join me to discover the places that tell the stories behind the stories of Wolf Hall.

I wish I'd said that

Tue, 31 Oct

Your guide: Stephen Cook
Description: A light hearted literary walk

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

Sun, 12 Nov

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

1984 London

Sat, 21 Oct

Your guide: Steve Pratt
Description: Hear about the life of George Orwell, and explore the London he knew as expressed in his books – particularly 1984.

1984 London

Sat, 28 Oct

Your guide: Steve Pratt
Description: Hear about the life of George Orwell, and explore the London he knew as expressed in his books – particularly 1984.

Doctor Who: Invasions of London

Sun, 3 Dec

Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Exploring Classic and New Doctor Who locations set in the City of London!

The Dark Side of the Green

Sun, 19 Nov

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Bethnal Green’s past is littered with dark deeds and dodgy dudes, but these are also important moments in the history of law and order in this country.

The Real London of Peaky Blinders

Thu, 2 Nov

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore the mean streets of Clerkenwell thsat were run by the gangster Sabini – a real person portrayed by Noah Taylor in the tv series Peaky Blinders 

Six Islington Squares

Wed, 8 Nov

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the domestic architecture of 19th century Islington. Six squares, all very different, all representing an early example of a great British invention – suburbia

In and Out of the Aldgate

Sat, 25 Nov

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is a circular tour which explores the many layers in the development of Aldgate. Once the home of a guild of English knights, the area has become a borderland between the City and the East End

Elizabethan Islington

Wed, 25 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Step back in time to visit sites from Elizabethan Islington, where people dodged arrows in the Finsbury fields, queued at the Clerks Wells, and marvelled at the new class of rich and powerful moving into former religious buildings

Secrets of Stepney Green

Sun, 29 Oct

Your guide: Daniella King
Description: Stepney is an area steeped in history and intrigue – come and find out about “Robin Hood’s” arch enemy, the saviour of children and the founder of a famous brewery. In addition, we will also hear tales about William Booth and Thomas Cromwell.

Modernist Hampstead

Sun, 29 Oct

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.

Clerkenwell: Penitence, Pestilence and Prisoners

Tue, 7 Nov

Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: See the remnants of Clerkenwell’s pious and pestilent medieval past and where C18th radicals preached and were imprisoned. Understand how one of the City of London’s oldest suburbs developed over the second millennium firstly through penitence and then industrialisation.

Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps

Sat, 4 Nov

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

Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps

Sat, 18 Nov

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

The Battle for Bethnal Green

Sat, 4 Nov

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: When London expanded to become the world’s first Metropolis, its semi-rural suburbs were swamped. This tour examines the challenges urbanisation brought to Bethnal Green, and how they were met. In many ways, these challenges continue to be met today.

Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.

Sun, 5 Nov

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

Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.

Sun, 29 Oct

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

Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.

Sun, 12 Nov

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

But is it art? A Stroll along the 2017 Sculpture in the City trail

Sat, 4 Nov

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: See some of the 16 artworks which have been installed as part of the 2017 Sculpture in the City project and hear about the artists and some of the unusual features of these artworks.

The Ripper Enigma

Sat, 18 Nov

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: What really happened in 1888 when five women were murdered in the Whitechapel area and their dead bodies cruelly mutilated? Neither gore-fest nor wild speculation, this tour explores the world of these most mysterious of murders.

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!

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 19 Nov

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.

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Mon, 18 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Thu, 21 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Tue, 26 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Sat, 2 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

20th Century Buildings in Hackney

Wed, 22 Nov

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: From the grandeur of the famous Hackney Empire, civic pride of Hackney Town Hall, and the post war simplicity of St Michael and All Angel Church, to more recent buildings like Sutton Square and Homerton Hospital, Hackney has a range of buildings built in response to a variety of needs.

Engineering Change

Sun, 29 Oct

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Mechanical, electrical and civil engineering ventures have shaped the City of London as they have helped it grow. This tour explores both familiar and unfamiliar ventures, both successes and failures.

Royalty, Drugs and Demons - A Medical Walk in Westminster

Thu, 26 Oct

Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Learn about the area around Harley Street, and the amazing personalities that worked and looked after the famous.

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

Sun, 22 Oct

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.

Mr Selfridge and his competitors: untold tales of London department stores

Sun, 5 Nov

Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: Fascinating tales of some of London’s famous shops and the characters who created them, including Liberty, John Lewis and Selfridges

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

Sun, 26 Nov

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 - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour

Sat, 4 Nov

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.

Just You Wait and See

Sun, 12 Nov

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!

Paintings of London at Tate Britain

Wed, 8 Nov

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of Tate Britain looking at paintings of the capital from very different artists

Reaching into the Abyss

Sun, 5 Nov

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is an exploration of Victorian philanthropy in the dark area that clung to the northeastern corner of the City, a story of the human cost of the new metropolis and of those who set themselves to help.

Exploring Roman London

Wed, 18 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Track down Roman remains out on the street, in churches and even in an underground car park on this three hour walk that ends at the Museum of London

St Albans Day Out

Wed, 1 Nov

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: St Albans is just 25 minutes by train from London. Walk its historic streets with Rob in the morning, then after a pub lunch, visit Roman Verulanium, St Albans Abbey and the market.

John Singer Sargent's People

Wed, 18 Oct

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk looking at the stories of the many people painted by American artist John Singer Sargent during the late Victorian and edwardian periods

The Long Good Friday Revisited

Sat, 27 Jan

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

A Victorian Christmas in Islington

Wed, 6 Dec

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk looks at how the Victorian’s celebrated Christmas in Islington – from Currant Cake at Thomas’s bakers to lunch with the Boot Black Brigade

The Long Good Friday Revisited

Wed, 15 Nov

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

Blooming with Health - a medical walk in Bloomsbury

Thu, 19 Oct

Your guide: Jenni Bowley
Description: This walk gives an insight into the world of Medical London – from bloodletting to the first Botox job; from the Royal College of Surgeons to the London School of Medicine for Women; from a cluster of world class hospitals to the centre of excellence for medical research.

A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk

Sun, 10 Dec

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End’s best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour

Just You Wait and See

Sat, 28 Oct

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!

True Spy Stories

Thu, 9 Nov

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

The Long Good Friday Revisited

Wed, 17 Jan

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

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

Sun, 5 Nov

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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