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20th Century Buildings in Hackney
Wed, 22 Nov
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.
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Thu, 23 Nov
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.
Mrs Dalloway's Day
Thu, 23 Nov
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
Walking the Hidden Upper Tyburn River
Sat, 25 Nov
Your guide: Jenni Bowley
Description: Hampstead, Belsize Park and Swiss Cottage have a hidden secret shared with Buckingham Palace - the river Tyburn flows beneath! For centuries the source of drinking water for the City of London and the water supply for the lake in Regents Park come and see where its upper reaches once flowed.
The World in One City: Migration and the making of modern London
Sat, 25 Nov
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: London: a home for the ambitious and a haven for those with need.  And ‘twas ever thus.  Founded by a multi-national Roman force and described by Milton in 1644 as “the mansion house of liberty”, join me to hear the stories of how London grew into a true global city of around 270 nationalities.
Archway my way
Sat, 25 Nov
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Hear about Dick Whittington, the bridge that gave Archway its name and admire panoramic views from some of the highest points in London on this circular walk.
Walking the Hidden Lower Tyburn River
Sat, 25 Nov
Your guide: Rhona Levene
Description: We walk the route of the underground River Tyburn Baker Street down to the Thames and travelling through Marylebone and Mayfair.
In and Out of the Aldgate
Sat, 25 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is a circular tour which explores the many layers in the development of Aldgate. Once the home of a guild of English knights, the area has become a borderland between the City and the East End
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 26 Nov
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.
 City Gardens of the Blitz
Sun, 26 Nov
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover the delightful, gardens of the City created from bomb sites of the Second World War. Revealing the history of the sites including past industrial buildings, where former churches and livery halls stood, Roman Ruins and the site of a Roman Bath house, this walk spans the length of the City.
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Sun, 26 Nov
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.
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Wed, 29 Nov
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 
First World War Sculpture Trail
Wed, 29 Nov
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: As we reach the mid-point of the centenary of the First World War, this walk looks at commemorative sculptures around Whitehall. As well as telling the history of people and events commemorated, the walk will recount the stories behind the sculptures; their design and how their sites were chosen.
Invented in London at The Science Museum
Wed, 29 Nov
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A tour of London's Science Museum focusing on science and technology developed in London
Dickens After Dark:  In the Steps of the Night Walker
Wed, 29 Nov
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens said "But the streets of London, to be beheld in the very height of their glory, should be seen on a dark, dull, murky winter’s night…" Join me along the paths of his epic night walks to hear how his observations of the slumbering city inspired his legendary themes and characters.
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!
Finding Bridget Jones
Fri, 1 Dec
Description: Fans of Helen Fielding's chaotic and lovestruck leading lady will enjoy this romp around London. A fun walk that discusses the books and the films as well as talking about how the world of Bridget Jones can compare to real life and speculating how she would cope in today's dating world.
Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps
Sat, 2 Dec
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Sat, 2 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
Mr Selfridge and his competitors: untold tales of London department stores
Sun, 3 Dec
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: Fascinating tales of some of London's famous shops and the characters who created them, including Liberty, John Lewis and Selfridges
Doctor Who: Invasions of London
Sun, 3 Dec
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Exploring Classic and New Doctor Who locations set in the City of London!
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 Real Dick Whittington
Wed, 6 Dec
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description:
Love Actually Christmas Lights Tour
Wed, 6 Dec
Description: Combining one of the (arguably) BEST Christmas films set in London with the magic lights of the season, this walking tour is all about Love, Actually!!! Take a stroll through the town, stopping at film locations along the way while enjoying some of the best lights that London has to offer.
St Albans Christmas Day Out
Sat, 9 Dec
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 Christmas market.
Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sat, 9 Dec
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Explore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Sun, 10 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
Love Actually Christmas Lights Tour
Tue, 12 Dec
Description: Combining one of the (arguably) BEST Christmas films set in London with the magic lights of the season, this walking tour is all about Love, Actually!!! Take a stroll through the town, stopping at film locations along the way while enjoying some of the best lights that London has to offer.
St Albans Christmas Day Out
Wed, 13 Dec
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 Christmas market.
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Thu, 14 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
The Real Dick Whittington
Sat, 16 Dec
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description:
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Sat, 16 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
Soho Rock n' Roll: how Soho's clubs shaped rock and pop
Sun, 17 Dec
Your guide: Alan Fortune
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.
Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sun, 17 Dec
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Follow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London's sausage king
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Mon, 18 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
Love Actually Christmas Lights Tour
Tue, 19 Dec
Description: Combining one of the (arguably) BEST Christmas films set in London with the magic lights of the season, this walking tour is all about Love, Actually!!! Take a stroll through the town, stopping at film locations along the way while enjoying some of the best lights that London has to offer.
The Real Dick Whittington
Wed, 20 Dec
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description:
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Thu, 21 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk
Tue, 26 Dec
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Discover the West End's best Christmas lights on this foodie themed tour
The Real Dick Whittington
Wed, 27 Dec
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description:
Love Actually Christmas Lights Tour
Wed, 27 Dec
Description: Combining one of the (arguably) BEST Christmas films set in London with the magic lights of the season, this walking tour is all about Love, Actually!!! Take a stroll through the town, stopping at film locations along the way while enjoying some of the best lights that London has to offer.
Soho and all that Jazz !
Thu, 28 Dec
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.
Soho Rock n' Roll: how Soho's clubs shaped rock and pop
Thu, 4 Jan
Your guide: Alan Fortune
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.
Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps
Sat, 6 Jan
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sun, 7 Jan
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Follow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London's sausage king
Day Out in Reading
Thu, 11 Jan
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: See a full size copy of the Bayeux Tapestry, the school Jane Austen went to, the abbey where Henry I is buried and the jail where Oscar Wilde was held in this tour of Reading, just 25 mins from London
Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps
Sat, 13 Jan
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sun, 14 Jan
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Explore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
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
Finding Bridget Jones
Wed, 17 Jan
Description: Fans of Helen Fielding's chaotic and lovestruck leading lady will enjoy this romp around London. A fun walk that discusses the books and the films as well as talking about how the world of Bridget Jones can compare to real life and speculating how she would cope in today's dating world.
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, 27 Jan
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
Stock Bricks to Brutalism: Housing Design History in Poplar
Sun, 28 Jan
Your guide: Andrew Parnell
Description: The walk focuses on social housing design in the massive redevelopment of the East End of London in the 20th century, taking in the influential Lansbury Estate and two controversial modernist developments: Balfron Tower and Robin Hood Gardens -- so long as it is preserved from demolition!
Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders
Wed, 31 Jan
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past
Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders
Sat, 3 Feb
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past
Radical Women of the East End
Sun, 11 Feb
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Discover radical women and how they changed lives in the East End for the better
Finding Bridget Jones
Wed, 14 Feb
Description: Fans of Helen Fielding's chaotic and lovestruck leading lady will enjoy this romp around London. A fun walk that discusses the books and the films as well as talking about how the world of Bridget Jones can compare to real life and speculating how she would cope in today's dating world.
Chessboard to Totem Pole - The Art of Craft
Sat, 17 Feb
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: One might assume this is just another Art & Sculpture walk, and you might be right. However, we also explore here the element of ‘fit for purpose’, as well as the client’s brief and how the craftsman explored this and extended the remit to create a piece that was so much more than that!
The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry
Wed, 21 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
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Thu, 22 Feb
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.
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
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
IWD - Women Through Time - 'Press for Progress'
Thu, 8 Mar
IWD - Women Through Time - 'Press for Progress'
Sat, 10 Mar
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
Finding Bridget Jones
Wed, 14 Mar
Description: Fans of Helen Fielding's chaotic and lovestruck leading lady will enjoy this romp around London. A fun walk that discusses the books and the films as well as talking about how the world of Bridget Jones can compare to real life and speculating how she would cope in today's dating world.
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Thu, 15 Mar
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.
Modernism and Model Dwellings: Housing in Bethnal Green
Sun, 18 Mar
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
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
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
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Sun, 25 Mar
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.
Chaucer - His life and work in the City of London
Sun, 1 Apr
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: Find out about the Canterbury Tales and what it tells us about the people who lived in the City of London and visit the places that Chaucer knew.
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.
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.
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Sat, 21 Apr
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.
Chessboard to Totem Pole - The Art of Craft
Thu, 26 Apr
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: One might assume this is just another Art & Sculpture walk, and you might be right. However, we also explore here the element of ‘fit for purpose’, as well as the client’s brief and how the craftsman explored this and extended the remit to create a piece that was so much more than that!
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
Finding Bridget Jones
Wed, 9 May
Description: Fans of Helen Fielding's chaotic and lovestruck leading lady will enjoy this romp around London. A fun walk that discusses the books and the films as well as talking about how the world of Bridget Jones can compare to real life and speculating how she would cope in today's dating world.
Chessboard to Totem Pole - The Art of Craft
Sun, 13 May
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: One might assume this is just another Art & Sculpture walk, and you might be right. However, we also explore here the element of ‘fit for purpose’, as well as the client’s brief and how the craftsman explored this and extended the remit to create a piece that was so much more than that!
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
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Sat, 26 May
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.
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
Chessboard to Totem Pole - The Art of Craft
Thu, 7 Jun
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: One might assume this is just another Art & Sculpture walk, and you might be right. However, we also explore here the element of ‘fit for purpose’, as well as the client’s brief and how the craftsman explored this and extended the remit to create a piece that was so much more than that!
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
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
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Sat, 23 Jun
Your guide: Tina Baxter
Description: A famous poem, a famous City. Explore its streets by reference to The Waste Land a poem written by T S Eliot, using streets and buildings. Poetry reading in atmospheric locations.
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
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
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