New Walks

Paintings of Islington
Thu, 27 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk visits the locations featured in five very different paintings of Islington. Rob will talk about the paintings, the artist who made them and the history of the buildings featured in them
Literary Soho
Thu, 27 Apr
Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Explore the lives of famous literary figures, like William Blake, Fanny Burney, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.
Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall
Thu, 27 Apr
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.
Sewers and Toilets - How London Tackled its Sanitation Problems
Thu, 27 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A growing population led to huge sanitation challenges in 19th Century London. Hear how London overcame them and raise money for Water Aid
Stock Bricks to Brutalism: Housing Design History in Poplar
Sun, 30 Apr
Your guide: Andrew Parnell
Description: The walk focuses on social housing design in the massive redevelopment of the East End of London in the 20th century, taking in the influential Lansbury Estate and two controversial modernist developments: Balfron Tower and Robin Hood Gardens -- so long as it is preserved from demolition!
Behind the Magic Curtain
Sun, 30 Apr
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.
Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New Sensibility
Mon, 1 May
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Covent Garden Literature from the Restoration to the Napoleonic Wars. Pepys, Fielding, Austen, Gay, Voltaire, Evelyn, Steele and Lamb.
Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area
Wed, 3 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames - Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London's own New Town
James Bond and the Spies of Mayfair
Wed, 3 May
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Mayfair: inspiration to Fleming and Le Carre. Home to real life traitors, defectors. A walk where fact meets fiction.
A Journal of the Plague Year
Thu, 4 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The stories of the quack doctors, brave neighbours and doom-mongers who filled London in the plague year of 1665 in Defoe's classic account
Chingford: Royals, Rogues and Retreats
Sat, 6 May
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: On the edge of Epping Forest but less than 10 miles from Charing Cross Chingford has a fascinating story to tell.
Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area
Sat, 6 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames - Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London's own New Town
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