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Pomp and Power:  Tales from the heart of Westminster
Thu, 17 Aug
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: 1045. Edward the confessor fled what he saw as the moral turpitude of The City and built his Minster in the West.  600 years later its development exploded and it became the hub of Royal, political, ecclesiastical and executive power.  Join me for a stroll around the grand buildings of Whitehall.
True Spy Stories
Fri, 18 Aug
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk about espionage and the security services. See buildings used by MI5 and SIS past and present, and hear true tales of treachery among spies
Chessboard to Totem Pole - The Art of Craft
Sat, 19 Aug
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: One might assume this is just another Art & Sculpture walk, and you might be right. However, we also explore here the element of ‘fit for purpose’, as well as the client’s brief and how the craftsman explored this and extended the remit to create a piece that was so much more than that!
Charles Dickens and the City of London
Sat, 19 Aug
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens was one of the greatest creators of characters in the English language, but one character writ large through his work is London itself.  Join me to hear the stories about the places that had the greatest influences on the man and his work and discover why he called London his “magic lantern”.
Soho - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour
Sat, 19 Aug
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover Soho’s food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this late afternoon walk. Over 18s only.
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 20 Aug
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho's trailblazing music clubs of the 1950's, through the 1960's up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970's. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.
A Question of Supremacy
Sun, 20 Aug
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: When Henry VIII made himself Supreme Head of the English church, it caused individual conscience to smack against the stone wall of political expediency. This tour explores sites connected with those troubled times.
The Gentlemen’s clubs of St James’s:  Victorian London’s LinkedIn
Tue, 22 Aug
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: We take social networking for granted, but how did the Victorians go about it in the days of the horse and carriage and strait-laced social conventions?  Join me for a stroll around genteel St James’s to hear the story of the explosive growth (and dramatic decline) of the St James’s Gentlemen’s clubs.
James Bond and the Spies of Mayfair
Thu, 24 Aug
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Mayfair: inspiration to Fleming and Le Carre. Home to real life traitors, defectors. A walk where fact meets fiction.
Tidemarks from the Pool
Fri, 25 Aug
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.
The Lambeth Walk: art & entertainment south of the river
Sat, 26 Aug
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: A walk round an edgier, cheekier part of London. Birthplace of the music hall, the circus. Home of Charlie Chaplin and now of a burgeoning gallery scene. Vauxhall and Kennington were where Londoners would come to walk on the wild side, are they returning to their roots?
Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps
Sat, 26 Aug
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sun, 27 Aug
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Follow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London's sausage king
Much Ado About Trading
Sun, 27 Aug
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
A Moselle Mosey
Mon, 28 Aug
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A day long walk following the course of Haringey's hidden River Moselle from its source in Queen's Wood Highgate to its confluence with the River Lea in Tottenham.
Wren, Romans and Liverymen: A brief history of The City of London
Mon, 28 Aug
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: All Londoners know that this is the where the real London lies; The City, the “Square Mile”, the historic beating heart of London founded by the Romans.  Nearly 2000 years of history in two hours and a must-do for Londoners and visitors alike, because until you know The City, you don’t know London…
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Fri, 1 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island
Sat, 2 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The quieter side of Canvey Island - walking along 8 miles of river wall looking at the history of the island known for holidays, oil refineries and Dr Feelgood
Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall
Sat, 2 Sep
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.
Great Fire of London Walk
Sat, 2 Sep
Your guide: Daniella King
Description: We are going to follow the route of the fire and its path of destruction. We will hear how it started, why it spread so quickly and hear about what was lost.
The City Bridges
Sat, 2 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.
Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps
Sat, 2 Sep
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Meat Markets and Mayhem: Caledonian Clock Tower and Park - a stroll up and down
Sat, 2 Sep
Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: A chance to climb the famous Caledonian Market Clock Tower.Discover how Copenhagen Fields became Caledonian Park and how diplomacy gave way to debauchery and agitation and then butchery and commerce.
Hammersmith Riverside - Arts and Crafts and a Familiar Type
Sun, 3 Sep
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A pleasant stroll along the delightful riverside at Hammersmith
Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sun, 3 Sep
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Explore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders
Tue, 5 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past
River to Riches
Tue, 5 Sep
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Following the Thames downstream, this tour explores how central the river was to London’s trade. The port of London was the nation’s gateway to the world, and the Thames was its highway
The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry
Wed, 6 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in the industrial history of the Royal Docks, Thames Barrier Park and ending with a crossing of the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry
Tidemarks from the Pool
Wed, 6 Sep
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.
 Keeping up with the tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history
Wed, 6 Sep
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: The tidal Thames has witnessed the City’s turbulent changing history. We walk from the Pool of London to Blackfriars and see the features which reflect the history of the City and Southwark and reflect on what future developments the tides will witness .
Meat Markets and Mayhem: Caledonian Clock Tower and Park - a stroll up and down
Thu, 7 Sep
Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: A chance to climb the famous Caledonian Market Clock Tower.Discover how Copenhagen Fields became Caledonian Park and how diplomacy gave way to debauchery and agitation and then butchery and commerce.
Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area
Thu, 7 Sep
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
The Americans in Mayfair
Thu, 7 Sep
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Take a walk round Mayfair to discover its special relationship with America. Explore the streets and squares that presidents, rock stars and Hollywood icons have called home.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates: The Man Accused of Murdering Himself
Sat, 9 Sep
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Sherlock Holmes investigates the mysterious disappearance of Mr Neville St. Claire, last seen in a vile opium den when he should have been on the 5.14 train to his wife and family. Can Sherlock Holmes crack the case...
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 10 Sep
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.
Industrial History of Dagenham Dock
Tue, 12 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Way off the beaten track this walk threads between oil terminals and the Thames to tell the story of this famous London industrial area
Gingerbread and Tea – A Food and Drink Themed History of Mayfair
Tue, 12 Sep
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.
Tidemarks from the Pool
Tue, 12 Sep
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.
The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island
Wed, 13 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The quieter side of Canvey Island - walking along 8 miles of river wall looking at the history of the island known for holidays, oil refineries and Dr Feelgood
River to Riches
Wed, 13 Sep
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Following the Thames downstream, this tour explores how central the river was to London’s trade. The port of London was the nation’s gateway to the world, and the Thames was its highway
 Keeping up with the tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history
Wed, 13 Sep
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: The tidal Thames has witnessed the City’s turbulent changing history. We walk from the Pool of London to Blackfriars and see the features which reflect the history of the City and Southwark and reflect on what future developments the tides will witness .
Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet
Thu, 14 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through the now peaceful Rainham Marshes which once echoed to the sound of machine gun fire when it was a military firing range. The walk ends at Purfleet Military Heritage centre.
Beyond the Great Stink: Victoria Embankment then and now
Fri, 15 Sep
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Explore the way in which Victoria Embankment transformed London’s riverside and uncover evidence of what was there before it was built. Learn about how the Thames had degenerated into a cess-pit by the mid-nineteenth century and how Joseph Bazalgette saved London from the Great Stink.
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 17 Sep
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho's trailblazing music clubs of the 1950's, through the 1960's up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970's. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.
Once there was a church
Mon, 18 Sep
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description:
To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula
Tue, 19 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk along one of the most isolated parts of the Thames calling at the archaeological site where the oldest human remains in England were uncovered, a site where you can see parts of old London Bridge and a lighthouse opposite Tilbury docks
Made in London - A Tour of The British Museum
Wed, 20 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The British Museum contains thousands of beautiful objects from all over the world. This tour concentrates on the ones made, used or found in London, from Bronze age shields to Bow pottery
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Thu, 21 Sep
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.
Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex
Thu, 21 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk in two parts - first an exploration of the historic town of Gravesend, then crossing the Thames by Ferry to Tilbury where Elizabeth I addressed her troops when the Spanish Armada threatened
Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames at East Tilbury
Fri, 22 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the former Bata Factory in East Tilbury, a modernist classic from the 1930's, followed by a walk along the Thames through Mucking Flats, home to thousands of wading birds and with striking views of ships in the Thames
Winston, Women and Song
Fri, 22 Sep
Description: Winston Churchill, Women's Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Sat, 23 Sep
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.
Radical Women of the East End
Sun, 24 Sep
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description:
To Constable's Castle - A Walk From Leigh on Sea
Wed, 27 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk to Hadleigh Castle - with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary that ere painted by Constable
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.
Marylebone Muses
Fri, 29 Sep
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Sherlock Holmes (and Conan Doyle), Charles Dickens and the Barrett-Brownings all feature in this Marylebone literary walk with cameo appearances by a few others.
To Constable's Castle - A Walk From Leigh on Sea
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk to Hadleigh Castle - with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary that ere painted by Constable
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
Savile Row and the birth of British style.
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Hardy Amies said "a man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten about them." Join my Saville Row stroll to hear tales of the London enclave where royalty and celebrities visit the world’s best designers to get the best bespoke look.
Literary Footprints Festival Season Ticket
Sun, 1 Oct
Description: Purchase of a Literary Footprints Festival festival season ticket entitles you to book a place FREE OF CHARGE on any of nearly 40 Literary Footprints walks between 1st October and 31st October 2016
The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island
Wed, 4 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The quieter side of Canvey Island - walking along 8 miles of river wall looking at the history of the island known for holidays, oil refineries and Dr Feelgood
Mrs Dalloway's Day
Thu, 5 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk follows the route Clarissa Dalloway takes on her journey to buy flowers for her evening party in Virginia Woolf's classic London novel
The Wonderful Women of Soho
Sat, 7 Oct
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description:
Soho Rock n' Roll: how Soho's clubs shaped rock and pop
Sun, 8 Oct
Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho's trailblazing music clubs of the 1950's, through the 1960's up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970's. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.
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.
Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness
Wed, 11 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The last of Rob's walks along the Thames - ending up at the mouth of the river at Shoeburyness - where you can usualy find Victorian pottery on the beach
Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness
Sat, 14 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The last of Rob's walks along the Thames - ending up at the mouth of the river at Shoeburyness - where you can usualy find Victorian pottery on the beach
Literary Soho
Sun, 15 Oct
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.
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 15 Oct
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.
 Constable's Hampstead
Sun, 15 Oct
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover where Constable lived, the houses and landscapes he painted, as well as his family tomb. This talk is illustrated with quotes from his letters about his art and feelings for Hampstead
St. Pancras in Literature, Film and Drama
Sun, 22 Oct
Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Explore the St. Pancras lives of important figures like Mike Leigh, Mary Wollstonecraft, George Bernard Shaw, Thomas Hardy and Paul Robeson.
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 22 Oct
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho's trailblazing music clubs of the 1950's, through the 1960's up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970's. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.
Literary Soho
Tue, 24 Oct
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.
Walking the Hidden River Fleet
Sun, 29 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A whole day of walking and history with Jenni and Rob, following the course of the River Fleet from springs on Hampstead Heath, to the Thames near Blackfriars
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Thu, 2 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Fri, 3 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Sat, 4 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
Soho - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour
Sat, 4 Nov
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover Soho’s food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this late afternoon walk. Over 18s only.
Mr Selfridge and his competitors: untold tales of London department stores
Sun, 5 Nov
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: Fascinating tales of some of London's famous shops and the characters who created them, including Liberty, John Lewis and Selfridges
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Sun, 5 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Thu, 9 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.
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.
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.
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 26 Nov
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho's trailblazing music clubs of the 1950's, through the 1960's up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970's. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.
Winston, Women and Song
Thu, 30 Nov
Description: Winston Churchill, Women's Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Mon, 18 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Thu, 21 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
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