New Walks

Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall
Sat, 18 Nov
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Wed, 29 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 
First World War Sculpture Trail
Wed, 29 Nov
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: As we reach the mid-point of the centenary of the First World War, this walk looks at commemorative sculptures around Whitehall. As well as telling the history of people and events commemorated, the walk will recount the stories behind the sculptures; their design and how their sites were chosen.
Finding Bridget Jones
Fri, 1 Dec
Description: Fans of Helen Fielding's chaotic and lovestruck leading lady will enjoy this romp around London. A fun walk that discusses the books and the films as well as talking about how the world of Bridget Jones can compare to real life and speculating how she would cope in today's dating world.
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