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Walks in October 2016

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

Thu, 7 Sep

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.

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.

Radical Women of the East End

Sun, 24 Sep

Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description:

Once there was a church

Mon, 18 Sep

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description:

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

Sat, 2 Sep

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.

The Wonderful Women of Soho

Sat, 7 Oct

Your guide: Michael Duncan
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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

The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island

Wed, 13 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

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

A Moselle Mosey

Mon, 28 Aug

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A day long walk following the course of Haringey’s hidden River Moselle from its source in Queen’s Wood Highgate to its confluence with the River Lea in Tottenham.

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

Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames at East Tilbury

Fri, 22 Sep

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

Tidemarks from the Pool

Fri, 25 Aug

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.

Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex

Thu, 21 Sep

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

The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island

Wed, 4 Oct

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

Beyond the Great Stink: Victoria Embankment then and now

Fri, 15 Sep

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Explore the way in which Victoria Embankment transformed London’s riverside and uncover evidence of what was there before it was built. Learn about how the Thames had degenerated into a cess-pit by the mid-nineteenth century and how Joseph Bazalgette saved London from the Great Stink.

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.

Pomp and Power:  Tales from the heart of Westminster

Thu, 17 Aug

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: 1045. Edward the confessor fled what he saw as the moral turpitude of The City and built his Minster in the West.  600 years later its development exploded and
it became the hub of Royal, political, ecclesiastical and executive power.  Join me for a stroll around the grand buildings of Whitehall.

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.

Wren, Romans and Liverymen: A brief history of The City of London

Mon, 28 Aug

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: All Londoners know that this is the where the real London lies; The City, the “Square Mile”, the historic beating heart of London founded by the Romans.  Nearly 2000 years of history in two hours and a must-do for Londoners and visitors alike, because until you know The City, you don’t know London…

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 2016

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.

Marylebone Muses

Fri, 29 Sep

Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Sherlock Holmes (and Conan Doyle), Charles Dickens and the Barrett-Brownings all feature in this Marylebone literary walk with cameo appearances by a few others.

 Constable's Hampstead

Sun, 15 Oct

Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover where Constable lived, the houses and landscapes he painted, as well as his family tomb. This talk is illustrated with quotes from his letters about his art and feelings for Hampstead

Literary Soho

Sun, 15 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.

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.

Much Ado About Trading

Sun, 27 Aug

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

Charles Dickens and the City of London

Sat, 19 Aug

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens was one of the greatest creators of characters in the English language, but one character writ large through his work is London itself.  Join me to hear the stories about the places that had the greatest influences on the man and his work and discover why he called London his “magic lantern”.

Sherlock Holmes Investigates: The Man Accused of Murdering Himself

Sat, 9 Sep

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, 21 Sep

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

Sat, 23 Sep

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, 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.

Mrs Dalloway's Day

Thu, 5 Oct

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

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?

The Real London of Peaky Blinders

Thu, 28 Sep

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 

Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps

Sat, 26 Aug

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

Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall

Sat, 2 Sep

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.

 Keeping up with the tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history

Wed, 6 Sep

Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: The tidal Thames has witnessed the City’s turbulent changing history. We walk from the Pool of London to Blackfriars and see the features which reflect the history of the City and Southwark and reflect on what future developments the tides will witness .

 Keeping up with the tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history

Wed, 13 Sep

Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: The tidal Thames has witnessed the City’s turbulent changing history. We walk from the Pool of London to Blackfriars and see the features which reflect the history of the City and Southwark and reflect on what future developments the tides will witness .

A Question of Supremacy

Sun, 20 Aug

Your guide: David Charnick
Description: When Henry VIII made himself Supreme Head of the English church, it caused individual conscience to smack against the stone wall of political expediency. This tour explores sites connected with those troubled times.

Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.

Sun, 27 Aug

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

Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps

Sat, 2 Sep

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.

Sun, 3 Sep

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 - 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.

Chessboard to Totem Pole - The Art of Craft

Sat, 19 Aug

Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: One might assume this is just another Art & Sculpture walk, and you might be right. However, we also explore here the element of ‘fit for purpose’, as well as the client’s brief and how the craftsman explored this and extended the remit to create a piece that was so much more than that!

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!

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

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 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

Gingerbread and Tea – A Food and Drink Themed History of Mayfair

Tue, 12 Sep

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Hear about the history of Mayfair via its food and drink connections plus discover hidden cafes and foodie places that can be visited today.

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.

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

Sun, 8 Oct

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.

True Spy Stories

Fri, 18 Aug

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

Soho and all that Jazz !

Sun, 15 Oct

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.

The Americans in Mayfair

Thu, 7 Sep

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.

Savile Row and the birth of British style.

Sat, 30 Sep

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.

Made in London - A Tour of The British Museum

Wed, 20 Sep

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The British Museum contains thousands of beautiful objects from all over the world. This tour concentrates on the ones made, used or found in London, from Bronze age shields to Bow pottery

The Gentlemen’s clubs of St James’s:  Victorian London’s LinkedIn

Tue, 22 Aug

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: We take social networking for granted, but how did the Victorians go about it in the days of the horse and carriage and strait-laced social conventions?  Join me for a stroll around genteel St James’s to hear the story of the explosive growth (and dramatic decline) of the St James’s Gentlemen’s clubs.

Great Fire of London Walk

Sat, 2 Sep

Your guide: Daniella King
Description: We are going to follow the route of the fire and its path of destruction. We will hear how it started, why it spread so quickly and hear about what was lost.

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.

Gingerbread and Tea – A Food and Drink Themed History of Mayfair

Tue, 10 Oct

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Hear about the history of Mayfair via its food and drink connections plus discover hidden cafes and foodie places that can be visited today.

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.

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