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Rob Smith (guide details)

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 
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
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
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
Banned Books
Thu, 5 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk looking at books that were deemed unfit for Londoners to read - from political tracts to 18th century pornography. The walk looks at why they were banned and what the consequences for London were.
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
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
Made in London - A Tour of The British Museum
Thu, 12 Oct
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Elizabethan Islington
Wed, 25 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Step back in time to visit sites from Elizabethan Islington, where people dodged arrows in the Finsbury fields, queued at the Clerks Wells, and marvelled at the new class of rich and powerful moving into former religious buildings
The New River - Islington's Lost Waterway
Wed, 25 Oct
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The New River was one of the 17th Century's greatest feats of engineering - this walk traces its route through Islington. You'll see some of London's oldest industrial buildings sitting in a car park and a delightful park that is one of Islington's best secrets
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
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
St Albans Day Out
Wed, 1 Nov
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: St Albans is just 25 minutes by train from London. Walk its historic streets with Rob in the morning, then after a pub lunch, visit Roman Verulanium, St Albans Abbey and the market.
A Victorian Christmas in Islington
Wed, 6 Dec
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk looks at how the Victorian's celebrated Christmas in Islington - from Currant Cake at Thomas's bakers to lunch with the Boot Black Brigade
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
Walking the Hidden River Fleet
Sat, 20 Jan
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
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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