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Tower Hamlets

Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sat, 30 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
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.
The Dark Side of the Green
Sat, 14 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Bethnal Green’s past is littered with dark deeds and dodgy dudes, but these are also important moments in the history of law and order in this country.
A Journal of the Plague Year
Wed, 18 Oct
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
Tidemarks from the Pool
Sat, 21 Oct
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.
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Tue, 24 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.
Just You Wait and See
Sat, 28 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While the East End was facing the deprivations of the Home Front, plans were being formulated to create a brand new London. We were looking forward to blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover – just you wait and see!
Secrets of Stepney Green
Sun, 29 Oct
Your guide: Daniella King
Description: Stepney is an area steeped in history and intrigue - come and find out about “Robin Hood’s” arch enemy, the saviour of children and the founder of a famous brewery. In addition, we will also hear tales about William Booth and Thomas Cromwell.
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Wed, 17 Jan
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Sat, 20 Jan
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
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