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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 
Heroes and Villains: The good, the bad and the ugly in The City's history
Fri, 29 Sep
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Some mad some bad, some downright dangerous.  Some visionary, others so misguided that they couldn’t have found their way with Satnav.  And some just in the wrong place at the wrong time.  But all with one thing in common; a fascinating story to tell in the history of our great city.  Come and meet them!
The City Bridges
Fri, 29 Sep
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: This walk explores the bridges which lead to and from the City of London from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge (although technically the latter is just outside the City). This tells the story of how these bridges came to be built and paid for.
Marylebone Muses
Fri, 29 Sep
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Sherlock Holmes (and Conan Doyle), Charles Dickens and the Barrett-Brownings all feature in this Marylebone literary walk with cameo appearances by a few others.
Music & Markets: Bohemian Camden
Fri, 29 Sep
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
Hidden Secrets of West Hampstead
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Once so quiet you could once hear Big Ben chime, we will wander past West Hampstead listed buildings, and learn about the mansions that lined West End Lane and their famous residents from the wealthiest man in England, to famous artists and the pioneer of the tabloid newspaper.
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Visit the home tailoring and see the inspiration for the Kingsman shop
Wren, Romans and Liverymen: A brief history of The City of London
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: All Londoners know that this is the where the real London lies; The City, the “Square Mile”, the historic beating heart of London founded by the Romans.  Nearly 2000 years of history in two hours and a must-do for Londoners and visitors alike, because until you know The City, you don’t know London…
Hammersmith Riverside - Arts and Crafts and a Familiar Type
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A pleasant stroll along the delightful riverside at Hammersmith
In and Out of the Aldgate
Sat, 30 Sep
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
Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sat, 30 Sep
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
Literary Footprints Festival Season Ticket
Sun, 1 Oct
Description: Purchase of a Literary Footprints Festival festival season ticket entitles you to book a place FREE OF CHARGE on any of nearly 40 Literary Footprints walks between 1st October and 31st October 2017
Doctor Who: Invasions of London
Sun, 1 Oct
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Exploring Classic and New Doctor Who locations set in the City of London!
A Most Horrid Flame
Sun, 1 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour explores how the City of London was gutted by fire in September 1666, exploring why a small fire in a baker’s oven spotted in the early hours of a Sunday morning should spread so far and cause such destruction.
Clerkenwell's Literary connections
Sun, 1 Oct
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Explore Smithfield and Clerkenwell's literary connections and hear readings from authors who wrote about this fascinating area.
 Literary Covent Garden. Towards A New Sensibility
Mon, 2 Oct
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: This walk uses the plays, novels, letters and diary entries of Covent Garden luminaries from The Restoration to The Napoleonic Wars to examine a new kind of urban thinking. We hear extracts from Fielding, John Gay, Jane Austen, Charles Lamb, John Evelyn, Samuel Pepys.
A Dickens of a City
Tue, 3 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Explore the London of Charles Dickens, a city in transition. You are accompanied by readings from his novels - the authentic voice of London.
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
Livery Companies and the Thames
Wed, 4 Oct
Your guide: Jenni Bowley
Description: Explore the banks of the River Thames, described as *Liquid History*, with its network of alleyways, wharfs and hidden livery halls.
Much Ado About Trading
Wed, 4 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour explores aspects of trade in Shakespeare’s London and how it provided valuable material to him and to his fellow dramatists
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
Made in Chelsea
Thu, 5 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: Hear about Artists and Writers, people like Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Mark Twain
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.
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Fri, 6 Oct
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.
Booklovers' St James's
Sat, 7 Oct
Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Literary highlights of St James's from Samuel Pepys's wig to Charles Dickens's beard, Nell Gwyn's oranges and Oscar Wilde's cigarette, stories of bibliomaniacs, writers, booksellers and publishers. See buildings they lived in and places they knew. And even some old books from buildings we see!
The Wonderful Women of Soho
Sat, 7 Oct
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description:
Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps
Sat, 7 Oct
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Meat Markets and Mayhem: Caledonian Clock Tower and Park - a stroll up and down
Sat, 7 Oct
Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: A chance to climb the famous Caledonian Market Clock Tower.Discover how Copenhagen Fields became Caledonian Park and how diplomacy gave way to debauchery and agitation and then butchery and commerce.
Reaching into the Abyss
Sat, 7 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is an exploration of Victorian philanthropy in the dark area that clung to the northeastern corner of the City, a story of the human cost of the new metropolis and of those who set themselves to help.
Soho Rock n' Roll: how Soho's clubs shaped rock and pop
Sun, 8 Oct
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, 8 Oct
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Follow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London's sausage king
Doctor Who: Invasions of London
Sun, 8 Oct
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: Exploring Classic and New Doctor Who locations set in the City of London!
Conrad's The Secret Agent
Sun, 8 Oct
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Learn about the real characters behind Conrad's portraits of anarchists and police spies in Victorian London
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Mon, 9 Oct
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.
Gingerbread and Tea – A Food and Drink Themed History of Mayfair
Tue, 10 Oct
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: Hear about the history of Mayfair via its food and drink connections plus discover hidden cafes and foodie places that can be visited today.
Rumpole and the Legal Life
Tue, 10 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Follow the legal adventures of Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole with readings from John Mortimer’s stories.
Dickens After Dark:  In the Steps of the Night Walker
Tue, 10 Oct
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.
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
The Nether World: George Gissing's Clerkenwell
Wed, 11 Oct
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Recapture the atmosphere of slum life in 1880s Clerkenwell by following in the footsteps of the characters vividly portrayed in George Gissing’s rather bleak novel The Nether World.
Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History
Wed, 11 Oct
Your guide: Andrea Vail
Description: Let's take a walk down Fleet Street to hear about the monks, knights, and lawyers who made this area their home in the middle ages, the rise of mass market book publishing, and how Fleet Street went from having the City's first printing press to becoming a 24-hour news operation.
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
Circles, Squares and Triangles - Virginia Woolf in Bloomsbury
Thu, 12 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A walk through the Bloomsbury of Virginia Woolf
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.
Shakespeare in the City
Fri, 13 Oct
Your guide: David Brown
Description: Act 3 - Follow Shakespeare and his King's Men acting company as they transfer across the river to the wealthy City.
Shakespeare & Co in Clerkenwell
Fri, 13 Oct
Your guide: Neil Sinclair
Description: Tales of Shakespeare and his contemparies including visiting the site of the Fortune Theatre, hear about the Dark Lady and the brothels of Clerkenwell and end on Clerkenwell Green
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
Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall
Sat, 14 Oct
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Wolf Hall brought to life the personal and political machinations of this most turbulent period, but the Great Fire rendered physical traces of the Tudor age hard to find in today’s London. Unless, that is, you know where to look... Join me to discover the places that tell the stories behind the stories of Wolf Hall.
The Dark Side of the Green
Sat, 14 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Bethnal Green’s past is littered with dark deeds and dodgy dudes, but these are also important moments in the history of law and order in this country.
 Conrad's The Secret Agent
Sat, 14 Oct
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: Learn about the real characters behind Conrad's portraits of anarchists and police spies in Victorian London
Literary Soho
Sun, 15 Oct
Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Explore the lives of famous literary figures, like William Blake, Fanny Burney, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 15 Oct
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.
The Unquiet City
Sun, 15 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour takes in nearly 2,000 years of unrest: from Roman times the City has been a target for rebellion and revolt for groups with very different objectives.
 Constable's Hampstead
Sun, 15 Oct
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover where Constable lived, the houses and landscapes he painted, as well as his family tomb. This talk is illustrated with quotes from his letters about his art and feelings for Hampstead
I wish I'd said that
Mon, 16 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Cook
Description: A light hearted literary walk
Much Ado About Trading
Tue, 17 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour explores aspects of trade in Shakespeare’s London and how it provided valuable material to him and to his fellow dramatists
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
A Dickens of a City
Wed, 18 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Explore the London of Charles Dickens, a city in transition. You are accompanied by readings from his novels - the authentic voice 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
The City by the Book
Thu, 19 Oct
Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: Charlotte Bronte loved it, Alexander Pope hated it. Known mainly as a place for money making and trade, the narrow alleyways of the City also gave birth to writers and poets. It either charmed or repelled its visitors and it has featured in and inspired books and poetry over the centuries. Jill’s walk from St Paul’s to Cornhill is awash with literary landmarks that might just surprise you.
Walk Wilkie's Way
Thu, 19 Oct
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Wilkie Collins led a life that was as sensational as his novels. This walk explores Marylebone where he was born and spent most of his life – places he lived and worked, the women he loved and his close friendship with Charles Dickens.
Dickens After Dark:  In the Steps of the Night Walker
Thu, 19 Oct
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.
Music & Markets: Bohemian Camden
Fri, 20 Oct
Made in Chelsea
Fri, 20 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: Hear about Artists and Writers, people like Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Mark Twain
Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: Andrea Vail
Description: Let's take a walk down Fleet Street to hear about the monks, knights, and lawyers who made this area their home in the middle ages, the rise of mass market book publishing, and how Fleet Street went from having the City's first printing press to becoming a 24-hour news operation.
Meat Markets and Mayhem: Caledonian Clock Tower and Park - a stroll up and down
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: A chance to climb the famous Caledonian Market Clock Tower.Discover how Copenhagen Fields became Caledonian Park and how diplomacy gave way to debauchery and agitation and then butchery and commerce.
Tidemarks from the Pool
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.
 Samuel Pepys' Diary
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Over 350 years ago Samuel Pepys wrote about London, his home, family and friends and about the plague and the great fire. This walk visits places known to Pepys and we will hear about the momentous events that shap d this unique social document.
1984 London
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: Steve Pratt
Description: Hear about the life of George Orwell, and explore the London he knew as expressed in his books - particularly 1984.
St. Pancras in Literature, Film and Drama
Sun, 22 Oct
Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Explore the St. Pancras lives of important figures like Mike Leigh, Mary Wollstonecraft, George Bernard Shaw, Thomas Hardy and Paul Robeson.
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 22 Oct
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.
Death and the City
Sun, 22 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Not for the fainthearted, this is an unabashed exploration of the City’s western fringe to visit sites connected with dark tales of prison life, execution and murderous intent.
Books Made in Bloomsbury
Sun, 22 Oct
Your guide: Anthony Davis
Description: Meet Bloomsbury’s less known writers, printers and publishers and see some of their books: like the book collector who cast out a demon and another who argued that Shakespeare's plays were written by Bacon; plus London's first shopping centre and the site of a printing press just 100 years old.
Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All
Mon, 23 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While Shakespeare is the stuff of legend, he was in so many ways a typical Londoner. In fact, to explore the story of Shakespeare in London is to appreciate an exciting time of social advancement and international development, with London at the centre of England’s coming of age.
Shardlake's London
Tue, 24 Oct
Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: Follow the footsteps of the characters in C J Sansom's 'Shardlake' novels set in 16th Century London at the time of the reformation.
Angel's Delights: Islington village: music, murders and Myddleton
Tue, 24 Oct
Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: Touch on 1000 years of history in Islington, the first village north of the City of London. Hear about two dreadful murders and see where the masses were entertained and understand why the pavements are raised and the roads twist. Meet the characters - Gracie Fields, Champagne Charlie and Joe Orton.
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Tue, 24 Oct
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.
Literary Soho
Tue, 24 Oct
Your guide: Alan Fortune
Description: Explore the lives of famous literary figures, like William Blake, Fanny Burney, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.
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
Rumpole and the Legal Life
Wed, 25 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Follow the legal adventures of Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole with readings from John Mortimer’s stories.
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
Royalty, Drugs and Demons - A Medical Walk in Westminster
Thu, 26 Oct
Your guide: Elaine Wein
Description: Learn about the area around Harley Street, and the amazing personalities that worked and looked after the famous.
Tracing the Tudors: The real London of Wolf Hall
Thu, 26 Oct
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Wolf Hall brought to life the personal and political machinations of this most turbulent period, but the Great Fire rendered physical traces of the Tudor age hard to find in today’s London. Unless, that is, you know where to look... Join me to discover the places that tell the stories behind the stories of Wolf Hall.
Sherlock Holmes - the Return
Thu, 26 Oct
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Explore the mews and backstreets of Marylebone following Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in The Adventure of the Empty House
Bradshaw's City
Fri, 27 Oct
Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: A walk through the City of London using George Bradshaw's 1862 guide to London. Featuring readings and looking at the differences between the tourism of the Victorians and the tourism of today.
Bradshaw's Westminster
Sat, 28 Oct
Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: A walk through the City of Westminster using George Bradshaw's 1862 guide to London. Featuring readings and looking at the differences between the tourism of the Victorians and the tourism of today.
Just You Wait and See
Sat, 28 Oct
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!
Mayfair's Bright Young Things
Sat, 28 Oct
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A literary romp round Mayfair; the playground of the Bright Young Things in the 1920s. Hear how writers including Michael Arlen, Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh portrayed the era.
1984 London
Sat, 28 Oct
Your guide: Steve Pratt
Description: Hear about the life of George Orwell, and explore the London he knew as expressed in his books - particularly 1984.
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
Circles, Squares and Triangles - Virginia Woolf in Bloomsbury
Sun, 29 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A walk through the Bloomsbury of Virginia Woolf
Secrets of Stepney Green
Sun, 29 Oct
Your guide: Daniella King
Description: Stepney is an area steeped in history and intrigue - come and find out about “Robin Hood’s” arch enemy, the saviour of children and the founder of a famous brewery. In addition, we will also hear tales about William Booth and Thomas Cromwell.
Engineering Change
Sun, 29 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Mechanical, electrical and civil engineering ventures have shaped the City of London as they have helped it grow. This tour explores both familiar and unfamiliar ventures, both successes and failures.
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Sun, 29 Oct
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.
By Permission of Heaven
Mon, 30 Oct
Your guide: Jill Finch
Description: A walk based on Historian Adrian Tinniswood's account of the Great Fire of London. Why did the City burn 350 years ago? Accident, treason, act of war? Or simply By Permission of Heaven? From St Paul's to The Monument we'll look at what happened on those fateful five days in September 1666.
I wish I'd said that
Tue, 31 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Cook
Description: A light hearted literary walk
On the Dark Side of the City - The Ghastly Ghostly Gore tour
Tue, 31 Oct
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A walk on the dark side of the City featuring ghosts and gore
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.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Thu, 2 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Fri, 3 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Sat, 4 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
But is it art? A Stroll along the 2017 Sculpture in the City trail
Sat, 4 Nov
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: See some of the 16 artworks which have been installed as part of the 2017 Sculpture in the City project and hear about the artists and some of the unusual features of these artworks.
Walk Macabre - dispatching the dead in Smithfield and Finsbury
Sat, 4 Nov
Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: Explore death and its management in the 2nd Millennium. Visit some of London’s most ghoulish last resting places. Robert Bard in “Graveyard London” comments that “many hundreds of generations of Londoners lie beneath the City feet without us knowing”; this walk suggests they were the lucky ones..
Soho - A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour
Sat, 4 Nov
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.
Mr Selfridge and his competitors: untold tales of London department stores
Sun, 5 Nov
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
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Sun, 5 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
Clerkenwell: Penitence, Pestilence and Prisoners
Tue, 7 Nov
Your guide: Jiff Bayliss
Description: See the remnants of Clerkenwell’s pious and pestilent medieval past and where C18th radicals preached and were imprisoned. Understand how one of the City of London's oldest suburbs developed over the second millennium firstly through penitence and then industrialisation.
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Thu, 9 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.
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 19 Nov
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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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