• The “evil-doers” of London
    The “evil-doers” of London
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    Continuing our series of Literary Footprints 2017 posts, Mark Rowland delves into the murky world of night walking.  Mark will be running his Dickens After Dark walk on the evenings of Tuesday 10th and Thursday 19th October, booking details are on his walks page. “If you do not want to live with evil-doers, do not…

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  • Doctor Who In London
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    In the next of our Literary Footprints 2017 posts, Robin Rowles talks about some of the London locations used in Doctor Who. London and Doctor Who go hand in hand. The Tardis can travel through all time and space, yet any earth-based stories both in the classic and new series have tended to be set…

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  • Scrooge’s Lonely Rooms
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    David Charnick explores how Charles Dickens exploited the peculiarities of office space provision in Victorian London to emphasise Ebenezer Scrooge’s sense of loneliness and isolation.  David will be running his Dickens of a City walk as part of Literary Footprints 2017, dates and booking details on his walks page. It was with great astonishment, and…

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  • Open House – Leadenhall Market
    Open House – Leadenhall Market
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    Over London Open House weekend Tina Baxter and her friend Gina led walks around one of the City of London’s finest buildings – Leadenhall Market  The iconic Leadenhall Market built by Sir Horace Jones in 1881 is a jewel in the City of London’s private tenanted portfolio. Thursday’s it is crammed with city types enjoying…

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  • Huntsman and The Kingsman
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    Michael Duncan talks about the role Huntsman of Savile Row plays in the new film Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle You can find out more on Michael’s walk “In Search of the real Kingsman – Spies and suits of Savile Row” Huntsman is one of the great shops of Savile Row. In its time it…

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  • The Queen and the Green
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    Dave Charnick recalls how a royal intervention helped stem the spread of deadly disease in Victorian Bethnal Green.  You can hear more stories from this most fascinating of London locales on Dave’s walk The Battle for Bethnal Green this Saturday (17th June) at 2.30 pm.  Booking details are here. On Pollard Row in Bethnal Green…

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  • London Symphony film première
    London Symphony film première
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    Nearly three years ago we exhorted our dear readers and followers to support a kickstarter project to produce a film that promised a new and unique view of the city we all know and love. We were delighted when the project hit its funding target, and after nearly three years of filming, editing, and composing…

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  • Henry VIII’s Crisis of Supremacy
    Henry VIII’s Crisis of Supremacy
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    As part of our Mandate to Rule series of political-themed walks in the lead-up to polling day, Dave Charnick’s walk The Price of Conscience on Thursday 8th June will tackle the thorny issue of where your conscience could lead you during Henry VIII’s reign.  Booking details are here, meanwhile Dave highlights the perils of charting…

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