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David Charnick (guide details)

The Unquiet City
Sun, 2 Jul
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.
A Most Horrid Flame
Sun, 9 Jul
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.
Much Ado About Trading
Sat, 15 Jul
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
Reaching into the Abyss
Sun, 16 Jul
Your guide: David Charnick
Description:
A Dickens of a City
Sat, 22 Jul
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.
Just You Wait and See
Sun, 23 Jul
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!
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Sat, 29 Jul
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.
Booze and the Borough
Sun, 30 Jul
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: The Borough is redolent of beer and wine, of hops and hospitality. This tour evokes stagecoaches erupting from narrow yards and laden hop wagons arriving from Kent, Sussex and Surrey. It celebrates the grain and the grape, and trade, both in times past and today.
Booze and the Borough
Fri, 11 Aug
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: The Borough is redolent of beer and wine, of hops and hospitality. This tour evokes stagecoaches erupting from narrow yards and laden hop wagons arriving from Kent, Sussex and Surrey. It celebrates the grain and the grape, and trade, both in times past and today.
Booze and the Borough
Sat, 12 Aug
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: The Borough is redolent of beer and wine, of hops and hospitality. This tour evokes stagecoaches erupting from narrow yards and laden hop wagons arriving from Kent, Sussex and Surrey. It celebrates the grain and the grape, and trade, both in times past and today.
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
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.
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.
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
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