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Rob Smith (guide details)

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry
Sat, 24 Feb
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in the industrial history of the Royal Docks, Thames Barrier Park and ending with a crossing of the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry
Up The Cally
Thu, 1 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Caledonian Road is far from Londons tourist trail but it is full of history from jump jets to jujitsu suffragettes
A Journal of the Plague Year
Thu, 1 Mar
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
Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area
Wed, 7 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames - Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London's own New Town
Mrs Dalloway's Day
Thu, 8 Mar
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, 8 Mar
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
Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell
Thu, 8 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Stories of love, crime, bravery and friendship from Clerkenwell's Italian Community 1820-1950
Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area
Sat, 10 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk taking in a dangerous bend in the Thames - Tripcock Ness, crossing land that was a secret military test sie before becoming London's own New Town
Art Deco Hatfield - The De Havilland Trail
Wed, 14 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Find buildings from the former de Haviland aircraft factory and discover stories from aviation history
Working River - An Industrial History of the Lower Lea
Thu, 15 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore the River Lea, the industrial heritage of the area, and the fantastic Victorian (and earlier) architecture that remains
Walking the Hidden River Fleet
Sat, 17 Mar
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
Industrial History of Dagenham Dock
Wed, 21 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Way off the beaten track this walk threads between oil terminals and the Thames to tell the story of this famous London industrial area
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Thu, 22 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
Industrial History of Dagenham Dock
Sat, 24 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Way off the beaten track this walk threads between oil terminals and the Thames to tell the story of this famous London industrial area
Viva Francisco de Miranda - South American Revolutionaries in London
Wed, 28 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: In 1810 South American Revolutionaries came to London to try to get the British to help them gain independence from Spain. This walk through Fitzrovia looks at what happened next.
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Wed, 28 Mar
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 
Paintings of London at Tate Britain
Thu, 29 Mar
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of Tate Britain looking at paintings of the capital from very different artists
John Singer Sargent's People
Thu, 29 Mar
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
True Spy Stories
Thu, 29 Mar
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
Invented in London at The Science Museum
Thu, 5 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of London's Science Museum focusing on science and technology developed in London
Mrs Dalloway's Day
Thu, 5 Apr
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
Six Islington Squares
Thu, 5 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the domestic architecture of 19th century Islington. Six squares, all very different, all representing an early example of a great British invention - suburbia
Elstree Remember Me - Borehamwood's Film History
Wed, 11 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: So mant famous films have been made at the Elstree studios. Hear the stories and enjoy a peak at the Eastenders set!
20th Century Buildings in Hackney
Thu, 12 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: From the grandeur of the famous Hackney Empire, civic pride of Hackney Town Hall, and the post war simplicity of St Michael and All Angel Church, to more recent buildings like Sutton Square and Homerton Hospital, Hackney has a range of buildings built in response to a variety of needs.
The New River - Islington's Lost Waterway
Thu, 12 Apr
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
 Elizabethan Islington
Thu, 12 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description:
Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet
Wed, 18 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through the now peaceful Rainham Marshes which once echoed to the sound of machine gun fire when it was a military firing range. The walk ends at Purfleet Military Heritage centre.
A Journal of the Plague Year
Thu, 19 Apr
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
Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet
Sat, 21 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through the now peaceful Rainham Marshes which once echoed to the sound of machine gun fire when it was a military firing range. The walk ends at Purfleet Military Heritage centre.
Dissenters of Newington Green
Sat, 28 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Here how feminism, pacifism, opposition to slavery and racism were issues in 18th century Newington Green and help raise funds to build schools for girls in Pakistan
All Change at Kings Cross
Sat, 28 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The Beatles, Frankenstein and Thomas Hardy all feature in this exploration of the past, present and exciting future of the Kings Cross area.
To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula
Wed, 2 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk along one of the most isolated parts of the Thames calling at the archaeological site where the oldest human remains in England were uncovered, a site where you can see parts of old London Bridge and a lighthouse opposite Tilbury docks
To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula
Sat, 5 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk along one of the most isolated parts of the Thames calling at the archaeological site where the oldest human remains in England were uncovered, a site where you can see parts of old London Bridge and a lighthouse opposite Tilbury docks
Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex
Wed, 23 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk in two parts - first an exploration of the historic town of Gravesend, then crossing the Thames by Ferry to Tilbury where Elizabeth I addressed her troops when the Spanish Armada threatened
Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex
Sat, 26 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk in two parts - first an exploration of the historic town of Gravesend, then crossing the Thames by Ferry to Tilbury where Elizabeth I addressed her troops when the Spanish Armada threatened
Six Islington Squares
Fri, 1 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the domestic architecture of 19th century Islington. Six squares, all very different, all representing an early example of a great British invention - suburbia
20th Century Buildings in Hackney
Fri, 1 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: From the grandeur of the famous Hackney Empire, civic pride of Hackney Town Hall, and the post war simplicity of St Michael and All Angel Church, to more recent buildings like Sutton Square and Homerton Hospital, Hackney has a range of buildings built in response to a variety of needs.
Bataville Photography Tour
Sat, 2 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description:
20th Century Buildings in Hoxton and Haggerston
Sun, 3 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk looking at 20th Century architecture in Hoxton and Haggerston from the Edwardian splendor of the former public baths to a school designed be Erno Goldfinger
Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames at East Tilbury
Wed, 6 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the former Bata Factory in East Tilbury, a modernist classic from the 1930's, followed by a walk along the Thames through Mucking Flats, home to thousands of wading birds and with striking views of ships in the Thames
Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames at East Tilbury
Sat, 9 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the former Bata Factory in East Tilbury, a modernist classic from the 1930's, followed by a walk along the Thames through Mucking Flats, home to thousands of wading birds and with striking views of ships in the Thames
Around Rochester - A Tour of an Historic Medway Town
Wed, 13 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Just 25 minutes from St Pancras, the Medway town has architecture that will delight and historic stories aplenty
Around Rochester - A Tour of an Historic Medway Town
Sat, 16 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Just 25 minutes from St Pancras, the Medway town has architecture that will delight and historic stories aplenty
The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island
Wed, 20 Jun
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
The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island
Sat, 23 Jun
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
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Sat, 30 Jun
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
Wed, 4 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk to Hadleigh Castle - with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary that ere painted by Constable
To Constable's Castle - A Walk From Leigh on Sea
Sat, 7 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk to Hadleigh Castle - with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary that ere painted by Constable
Historic Chatham - Exploring Naval Heritage
Tue, 10 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk around what was once a huge military base, looking at the remaining historic buildings. The walk ends near the Chatham Historic Dockyard Museum
Historic Chatham - Exploring Naval Heritage
Sat, 14 Jul
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk around what was once a huge military base, looking at the remaining historic buildings. The walk ends near the Chatham Historic Dockyard Museum
Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness
Wed, 18 Jul
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
Mouth of the River - Thorpe Bay to Shoeburyness
Sat, 21 Jul
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
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Tue, 31 Jul
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 
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