New Walks

Behind the Magic Curtain
Tue, 26 Sep
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: The story of London’s Theatreland and of how it has contributed to the development of performance - as told by its playhouses and personalities.
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 
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.
Hidden Secrets of West Hampstead
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Once so quiet you could once hear Big Ben chime, we will wander past West Hampstead listed buildings, and learn about the mansions that lined West End Lane and their famous residents from the wealthiest man in England, to famous artists and the pioneer of the tabloid newspaper.
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
In and Out of the Aldgate
Sat, 30 Sep
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
A Most Horrid Flame
Sun, 1 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour explores how the City of London was gutted by fire in September 1666, exploring why a small fire in a baker’s oven spotted in the early hours of a Sunday morning should spread so far and cause such destruction.
Clerkenwell's Literary connections
Sun, 1 Oct
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Explore Smithfield and Clerkenwell's literary connections and hear readings from authors who wrote about this fascinating area.
Much Ado About Trading
Wed, 4 Oct
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
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Fri, 6 Oct
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.
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Mon, 9 Oct
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.
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.
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