• Dead Men’s Eyes
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     I’m very interested in the relationship between technology, maps and virtual reality, and I’ve just come across a lovely example of how virtual reality could be used to great impact in the archeological space.  Go and watch the video showing the wonderfully named ‘Dead Men’s Eyes’ application that takes a model Roman Fort that anyone…

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  • Forgotten Spaces
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    Have you visited Forgotten Spaces in Somerset House yet?  It’s a small, and really interesting and well laid out exhibition that has been installed in the underground passages (including the famous Dead House) under the Courtyard.  It’s a series of proposals generated by a RIBA design competition earlier in the year.  There are some excellent…

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  • Charles Dickens
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    With 2012 marking Charles Dickens 200th anniversary there will be plenty of celebrations of the life of this very special Briton. Most of Footprints of London’s walks have a Dickens connection at some point, and my walk “All Change at Kings Cross” is no different. In Our Mutual Friend, Reginald Wilfer talks about the area…

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  • Highbury – Commuter or Football Fan?
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    Do you pass through Highbury as a commuter or as a football fan?  If you are interested in the history, growth and development of the area, come on our walk through Highbury on 12th November. The village of Highbury in the Borough of Islington is today probably most famous as the home of Arsenal Football Club. …

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  • Heroes or Weirdoes?
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    One was fed as a child on a diet of garden snails and sliced earthworms. Another had her own bath in Greenwich Park but ironically had a reputation for poor personal hygiene. One was imprisoned in the Bastille as a Dutch spy. Another ended life with blackened stumps for teeth and used the knickname frog as an…

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  • Horatio Nelson
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    Is Admiral Horatio Nelson the last hero in the West? Well, he will be on Sunday 16th October when Battle of Trafalgar victor Lord Nelson is the last of eight heroes celebrated on an approximately 90 minute walk along the famous zero degree line of longitude at Greenwich, South-East London. The statue of Nelson stands…

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  • That’s Entertainment walks
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    On Saturday the 15th October, the four major local guiding organisations in London (Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association, the City of London Guide Lecturers, the City of Westmister Guides Lecturers and the Greenwich Tour Guides) are laying on free walks – walks will last about an hour, and start at 10:00 in the morning, take…

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  • German Gymnasium
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    The Olympic park in Stratford is now looking very impressive – the venues are pretty much complete. If you cant wait for 2012 to check out the Olympic Park why not head to Kings Cross and see one of the venues for the  1866 National Olympics – The German Gymnasium. Although the first international revival…

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  • Clerkenwell
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    Clerkenwell is not as well known as it should be, yet historically it is a fascinating area.  It started as the home of religious communities in the C12th.  The sweet waters of the River Fleet and Clerkenwells proximity to London led to it becoming a prime location for entertainment throughout the ages for city dwellers and…

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  • London’s best views
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    At Footprints of London we’ve been debating the best places to get a good view of London. Of course the London Eye is fantastic, but it is hugely popular and not the cheapest of ways to see the city. You can walk up to Primrose Hill or Hampstead Heath but again they can get busy. So…

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