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City of London

Heroes and Villains: The good, the bad and the ugly in The City's history
Fri, 29 Sep
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Some mad some bad, some downright dangerous.  Some visionary, others so misguided that they couldn’t have found their way with Satnav.  And some just in the wrong place at the wrong time.  But all with one thing in common; a fascinating story to tell in the history of our great city.  Come and meet them!
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.
Wren, Romans and Liverymen: A brief history of The City of London
Sat, 30 Sep
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…
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
Doctor Who: Invasions of London
Sun, 1 Oct
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Exploring Classic and New Doctor Who locations set in the City of London!
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.
A Dickens of a City
Tue, 3 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Explore the London of Charles Dickens, a city in transition. You are accompanied by readings from his novels - the authentic voice of London.
Livery Companies and the Thames
Wed, 4 Oct
Your guide: Jenni Bowley
Description: Explore the banks of the River Thames, described as *Liquid History*, with its network of alleyways, wharfs and hidden livery halls.
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.
Reaching into the Abyss
Sat, 7 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is an exploration of Victorian philanthropy in the dark area that clung to the northeastern corner of the City, a story of the human cost of the new metropolis and of those who set themselves to help.
Doctor Who: Invasions of London
Sun, 8 Oct
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Exploring Classic and New Doctor Who locations set in the City of London!
Dickens After Dark:  In the Steps of the Night Walker
Tue, 10 Oct
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens said "But the streets of London, to be beheld in the very height of their glory, should be seen on a dark, dull, murky winter’s night…" Join me along the paths of his epic night walks to hear how his observations of the slumbering city inspired his legendary themes and characters.
Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History
Wed, 11 Oct
Your guide: Andrea Vail
Description: Let's take a walk down Fleet Street to hear about the monks, knights, and lawyers who made this area their home in the middle ages, the rise of mass market book publishing, and how Fleet Street went from having the City's first printing press to becoming a 24-hour news operation.
Shakespeare in the City
Fri, 13 Oct
Your guide: David Brown
Description: Act 3 - Follow Shakespeare and his King's Men acting company as they transfer across the river to the wealthy City.
Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall
Sat, 14 Oct
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 Unquiet City
Sun, 15 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour takes in nearly 2,000 years of unrest: from Roman times the City has been a target for rebellion and revolt for groups with very different objectives.
I wish I'd said that
Mon, 16 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Cook
Description: A light hearted literary walk
Much Ado About Trading
Tue, 17 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
Exploring Roman London
Wed, 18 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Track down Roman remains out on the street, in churches and even in an underground car park on this three hour walk that ends at the Museum of London
A Dickens of a City
Wed, 18 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Explore the London of Charles Dickens, a city in transition. You are accompanied by readings from his novels - the authentic voice of London.
The City by the Book
Thu, 19 Oct
Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: Charlotte Bronte loved it, Alexander Pope hated it. Known mainly as a place for money making and trade, the narrow alleyways of the City also gave birth to writers and poets. It either charmed or repelled its visitors and it has featured in and inspired books and poetry over the centuries. Jill’s walk from St Paul’s to Cornhill is awash with literary landmarks that might just surprise you.
Dickens After Dark:  In the Steps of the Night Walker
Thu, 19 Oct
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens said "But the streets of London, to be beheld in the very height of their glory, should be seen on a dark, dull, murky winter’s night…" Join me along the paths of his epic night walks to hear how his observations of the slumbering city inspired his legendary themes and characters.
Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: Andrea Vail
Description: Let's take a walk down Fleet Street to hear about the monks, knights, and lawyers who made this area their home in the middle ages, the rise of mass market book publishing, and how Fleet Street went from having the City's first printing press to becoming a 24-hour news operation.
 Samuel Pepys' Diary
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Over 350 years ago Samuel Pepys wrote about London, his home, family and friends and about the plague and the great fire. This walk visits places known to Pepys and we will hear about the momentous events that shap d this unique social document.
Death and the City
Sun, 22 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Not for the fainthearted, this is an unabashed exploration of the City’s western fringe to visit sites connected with dark tales of prison life, execution and murderous intent.
Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All
Mon, 23 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While Shakespeare is the stuff of legend, he was in so many ways a typical Londoner. In fact, to explore the story of Shakespeare in London is to appreciate an exciting time of social advancement and international development, with London at the centre of England’s coming of age.
Shardlake's London
Tue, 24 Oct
Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: Follow the footsteps of the characters in C J Sansom's 'Shardlake' novels set in 16th Century London at the time of the reformation.
Alexander Pope's The Dunciad
Wed, 25 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk visiting the locations mentioned in this satirical 18th century poem
Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall
Thu, 26 Oct
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.
Bradshaw's City
Fri, 27 Oct
Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: A walk through the City of London using George Bradshaw's 1862 guide to London. Featuring readings and looking at the differences between the tourism of the Victorians and the tourism of today.
Engineering Change
Sun, 29 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Mechanical, electrical and civil engineering ventures have shaped the City of London as they have helped it grow. This tour explores both familiar and unfamiliar ventures, both successes and failures.
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Sun, 29 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.
By Permission of Heaven
Mon, 30 Oct
Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: A walk based on Historian Adrian Tinniswood's account of the Great Fire of London. Why did the City burn 350 years ago? Accident, treason, act of war? Or simply By Permission of Heaven? From St Paul's to The Monument we'll look at what happened on those fateful five days in September 1666.
I wish I'd said that
Tue, 31 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Cook
Description: A light hearted literary walk
On the Dark Side of the City - The Ghastly Ghostly Gore tour
Tue, 31 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A walk on the dark side of the City featuring ghosts and gore
But is it art? A Stroll along the 2017 Sculpture in the City trail
Sat, 4 Nov
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: See some of the 16 artworks which have been installed as part of the 2017 Sculpture in the City project and hear about the artists and some of the unusual features of these artworks.
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.
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.
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