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City of Westminster

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.
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.
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Visit the home tailoring and see the inspiration for the Kingsman shop
 Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New Sensibility
Mon, 2 Oct
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: This walk uses the plays, novels, letters and diary entries of Covent Garden luminaries from The Restoration to The Napoleonic Wars to examine a new kind of urban thinking. We hear extracts from Fielding, John Gay, Jane Austen, Charles Lamb, John Evelyn, Samuel Pepys.
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
True Spy Stories
Thu, 5 Oct
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
Booklovers' St James's
Sat, 7 Oct
Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Literary highlights of St James's from Samuel Pepys's wig to Charles Dickens's beard, Nell Gwyn's oranges and Oscar Wilde's cigarette, stories of bibliomaniacs, writers, booksellers and publishers. See buildings they lived in and places they knew. And even some old books from buildings we see!
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.
Conrad's The Secret Agent
Sun, 8 Oct
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Learn about the real characters behind Conrad's portraits of anarchists and police spies in Victorian London
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.
Paintings of London at Tate Britain
Thu, 12 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of Tate Britain looking at paintings of the capital from very different artists
London Destroyed
Thu, 12 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk looks at the London locations that have featured in dystopian and post apocalyptic fiction.
 Conrad's The Secret Agent
Sat, 14 Oct
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Learn about the real characters behind Conrad's portraits of anarchists and police spies in Victorian London
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.
John Singer Sargent's People
Wed, 18 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk looking at the stories of the many people painted by American artist John Singer Sargent during the late Victorian and edwardian periods
Walk Wilkie's Way
Thu, 19 Oct
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Wilkie Collins led a life that was as sensational as his novels. This walk explores Marylebone where he was born and spent most of his life – places he lived and worked, the women he loved and his close friendship with Charles Dickens.
1984 London
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: Steve Pratt
Description: Hear about the life of George Orwell, and explore the London he knew as expressed in his books - particularly 1984.
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.
Royalty, Drugs and Demons - A Medical Walk in Westminster
Thu, 26 Oct
Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Learn about the area around Harley Street, and the amazing personalities that worked and looked after the famous.
Sherlock Holmes - the Return
Thu, 26 Oct
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Explore the mews and backstreets of Marylebone following Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in The Adventure of the Empty House
Bradshaw's Westminster
Sat, 28 Oct
Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: A walk through the City of Westminster 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.
Mayfair's Bright Young Things
Sat, 28 Oct
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A literary romp round Mayfair; the playground of the Bright Young Things in the 1920s. Hear how writers including Michael Arlen, Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh portrayed the era.
1984 London
Sat, 28 Oct
Your guide: Steve Pratt
Description: Hear about the life of George Orwell, and explore the London he knew as expressed in his books - particularly 1984.
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.
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.
Walking the Hidden Lower Tyburn River
Sat, 25 Nov
Your guide: Rhona Levene
Description: We walk the route of the underground River Tyburn Baker Street down to the Thames and travelling through Marylebone and Mayfair.
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.
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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