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Specialist walks

Keeping up with the tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history
Wed, 24 May
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: The tidal Thames has witnessed the City’s turbulent changing history. We walk from the Pool of London to Blackfriars and see the features which reflect the history of the City and Southwark and reflect on what future developments the tides will witness .
Law and Order EC
Sun, 28 May
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour explores how the relationship between the City of London and the due processes of law and order has developed because of the City’s unique nature.
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
The Americans in Mayfair
Sat, 3 Jun
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Take a walk round Mayfair to discover its special relationship with America. Explore the streets and squares that presidents, rock stars and Hollywood icons have called home.
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.
Modernism and Model Dwellings: Housing in Bethnal Green
Sun, 4 Jun
Your guide: Andrew Parnell
Description: A walk through housing history looking at fine examples of buildings produced by Victorian philanthropists and distinguished architects for 20th century councils, illustrating changing visions for new, better ways of living in our cities. Click on Walk to get more information
Just You Wait and See
Sun, 4 Jun
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!
Henrietta’s Dream: Arts and Crafts of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Sat, 10 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover Henrietta Barnett’s vision for a Garden Suburb for all classes. Walking across the Heath Extension, Central Square with its Lutyens churches, and the artisans quarter, we trace the early history and developments of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
The Ripper Enigma
Sat, 10 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: What really happened in 1888 when five women were murdered in the Whitechapel area and their dead bodies cruelly mutilated? Neither gore-fest nor wild speculation, this tour explores the world of these most mysterious of murders.
Soho - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour
Sat, 10 Jun
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover Soho’s food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this late afternoon walk. Over 18s only.
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 11 Jun
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: This walk explores nearly 100 years of jazz history in and around the streets, clubs, restaurants and drinking dens of Soho, from the first arrival of American musicians in 1919 through to the contemporary scene by way of legendary venues such as Ronnie Scott's club.
Winston, Women and Song
Wed, 14 Jun
Description: Winston Churchill, Women's Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 18 Jun
Your guide: Chris Firmin
Description: On this tour of legendary venues we find out how rock and pop were forged in Soho's trailblazing music clubs of the 1950's, through the 1960's up to the dawn of punk in mid 1970's. We also look at associated youth fashions and the developing counter culture.
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
Paintings of London at Tate Britain
Thu, 22 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of Tate Britain looking at paintings of the capital from very different artists
LFA - T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Sat, 24 Jun
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: London Festival of Architecture : To explore the 'architecture' of the Unreal City in the light of the references and allusions with connections to the psycho-geography of the City that Eliot knew. Discussing the architecture of 'then and now', what would Mr Eliot make of the City of today?
 Rescue, Revealed, Restored, Rebuilt: The Blitz and Preserving History
Sat, 24 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Covering an area devastated in the Blitz, discover what happened in 1940/41, the efforts to rescue St Paul's, the Roman remains that were revealed as well as post war restoration and rebuilding of historic buildings. . Walk finishes at the Guildhall
Islington - London's Larder
Sun, 25 Jun
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A walk through 800 years of Islington's food history
Modernism and Model Dwellings: Housing in Bethnal Green
Sun, 25 Jun
Your guide: Andrew Parnell
Description: A walk through housing history looking at fine examples of buildings produced by Victorian philanthropists and distinguished architects for 20th century councils, illustrating changing visions for new, better ways of living in our cities. Click on Walk to get more information
Winston, Women and Song
Wed, 28 Jun
Description: Winston Churchill, Women's Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!
True Spy Stories
Thu, 29 Jun
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
Medieval Mayhem!
Sun, 9 Jul
Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: Walk the modern metropolis to uncover the secrets of the survivors of London’s Medieval past. From dark crypts, secret gardens, and hidden relics we’ll discover the oldest and still intact buildings in London’s oldest wards and discover incredible wonders and surprising gems along the way
Winston, Women and Song
Sat, 15 Jul
Description: Winston Churchill, Women's Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!
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.
Winston, Women and Song
Tue, 15 Aug
Description: Winston Churchill, Women's Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!
Soho - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour
Sat, 19 Aug
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover Soho’s food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this late afternoon walk. Over 18s only.
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Fri, 1 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
Winston, Women and Song
Fri, 22 Sep
Description: Winston Churchill, Women's Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!
Winston, Women and Song
Thu, 30 Nov
Description: Winston Churchill, Women's Suffrage and Wartime Music are combined in this tour with melodious charm! This tour combines all of these subjects into a sing-a-long walk through Westminster!
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