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Rob Smith (guide details)

The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry
Sat, 1 Apr
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
Six Islington Squares
Thu, 6 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
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Tue, 11 Apr
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 
St Albans Day Out
Wed, 12 Apr
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.
Paintings of London at Tate Britain
Thu, 13 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of Tate Britain looking at paintings of the capital from very different artists
Gainsborough's People
Thu, 13 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: During the 1780s Thomas Gainsborough was the leading portrait painter of his age. This two hour walk looks at some of the people that Gainsborough painted, their lives and some of the back stories behind the paintings
Viva Francisco de Miranda - South American Revolutionaries in London
Thu, 20 Apr
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.
Merrie Islington
Thu, 20 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: In the 18th Century Londoners flocked to Islington to visit tea rooms and pleasure gardens to enjoy bizarre entertainments
Six Islington Squares
Thu, 20 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
Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell
Thu, 27 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Stories of love, crime, bravery and friendship from Clerkenwell's Italian Community 1820-1950
Paintings of Islington
Thu, 27 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk visits the locations featured in five very different paintings of Islington. Rob will talk about the paintings, the artist who made them and the history of the buildings featured in them
Sewers and Toilets - How London Tackled its Sanitation Problems
Thu, 27 Apr
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A growing population led to huge sanitation challenges in 19th Century London. Hear how London overcame them and raise money for Water Aid
Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area
Wed, 3 May
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
A Journal of the Plague Year
Thu, 4 May
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
Sat, 6 May
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
Exploring Roman London
Wed, 10 May
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
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Wed, 10 May
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
Wed, 17 May
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
Industrial History of Dagenham Dock
Sat, 20 May
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
20th Century Buildings in Hoxton and Haggerston
Sat, 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
20th Century Buildings in Hackney
Sat, 3 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.
Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet
Wed, 7 Jun
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.
Six Islington Squares
Thu, 8 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
Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet
Sat, 10 Jun
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.
The Battle of Waterloo Remembered
Sun, 18 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: On the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo this walk looks at how the news reached London, and how victory was celebrated
To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula
Wed, 21 Jun
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, 24 Jun
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, 5 Jul
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, 8 Jul
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
Czech Shoes and Mucking Flats - along the Thames to Stanford Le Hope
Wed, 19 Jul
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 to Stanford Le Hope
Sat, 22 Jul
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
The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island
Wed, 30 Aug
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, 2 Sep
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
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
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
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
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
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