• 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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  • Welcome to our new blog
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      We are a group of independent London Guides, who have come together to market our walks, and use a common booking system for our activities.  This blog is intended to be used for us to talk about the walks we are planning and leading – so if you follow the blog we hope to…

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