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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 .
Charles Dickens and the City of London
Wed, 24 May
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens was one of the greatest creators of characters in the English language, but one character writ large through his work is London itself.  Join me to hear the stories about the places that had the greatest influences on the man and his work and discover why he called London his “magic lantern”.
Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell
Thu, 25 May
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Stories of love, crime, bravery and friendship from Clerkenwell's Italian Community 1820-1950
Elizabethan Islington
Thu, 25 May
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 Lambeth Walk: art & entertainment south of the river
Sat, 27 May
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: A walk round an edgier, cheekier part of London. Birthplace of the music hall, the circus. Home of Charlie Chaplin and now of a burgeoning gallery scene. Vauxhall and Kennington were where Londoners would come to walk on the wild side, are they returning to their roots?
Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps
Sat, 27 May
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Death and the City
Sat, 27 May
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.
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.
Winston Churchill - The British Bulldog
Fri, 2 Jun
Description: The greatest Prime Minister of our time. Get to know the man behind the achievements.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot Election Special!
Fri, 2 Jun
Description: Meet the conspirators and learn how a plot to overthrow government was foiled.
Strong and Stable Leadership? Westminster and The Civil War
Sat, 3 Jun
Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: 1649: Relations between Monarchy and Parliament are non-existent following the English Civil War and lead to the most important negotiations ever known. This walk looks at the people involved and whether any of them could provide Strong and Stable Leadership to a country facing major change.
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.
Tracing the Tudors: The King's Brexit
Sat, 3 Jun
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: While many prospective MPs may be sweating over their electoral prospects based on their position on Brexit, the wrong call over which side you were on of Henry VIII’s “Brexit” had rather more drastic consequences… Join me to trace down the locations that tell the stories of those turbulent times.
Tidemarks from the Pool
Sat, 3 Jun
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.
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!
The Battle That Won The War: Churchill versus the Cabinet.
Sun, 4 Jun
Your guide: Jack Yeomanson
Description: Winston Churchill had to win an entirely different battle to give him the mandate to ruleduring the war, this one against the establishment who wanted a different leader to fight the Nazis. If Churchill won then Britain would fight on, if he lost then Britain would surely lose the war.
The Stuarts: from Divine Right to Constitutional Monarchy
Mon, 5 Jun
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: Follow the Stuarts’ turbulent journey through conspiracy, civil war, execution, abdication and revolution and hear about the struggles between King and Parliament over who should have the mandate to rule.
The Seat of Power
Tue, 6 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description:
  'For parliament or the king?': Civil War Connections 'round St Paul's and Cheapside
Tue, 6 Jun
Your guide: Robin Rowles
Description: The Civil Wars were a major factor in the creation of modern Britain. This walk explores how the City of London was involved and the impact of the Civil Wars on parliamentarian, royalist and the ordinary citizens of London.
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.
Once there was a church
Wed, 7 Jun
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description:
Marmite Maggie
Wed, 7 Jun
Description: Woman. Wife. Mother. Prime Minister. Look beyond the politics.
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
Viva Francisco de Miranda - South American Revolutionaries in London
Thu, 8 Jun
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 Price of Conscience
Thu, 8 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description:
Pomp and Power:  Election night special!
Thu, 8 Jun
Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Join me for an early evening stroll round Westminster and Whitehall to feel the buzz as the nation decides and the politicos fret and sweat over who will next rule the roost! 
Behind the Stucco: the scandals of Belgravia
Fri, 9 Jun
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Belgravia is an area of grandeur and apparent calm. But behind the stucco, there's often a different story. This walk contrasts public image and private behaviour.  We'll meet reckless gamblers, scandalous peers and lonely billionaires who made this exclusive enclave their home.
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.
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.
Isle of Dogs: Remembering Public Housing
Sat, 10 Jun
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: The Isle of Dogs has rich history of public housing. But private housing has come to dominate the Island in just a generation, Discover how much of the islanders' public housing tradition survives in this fascinating tour, ending near Mudchute DLR.
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.
From Streamform to Arts and Crafts
Sun, 11 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover interwar architectural styles and the origins of the street names in this stroll along the north spine of Hampstead Garden Suburb
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!
The Real London of Peaky Blinders
Thu, 15 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 
Modernist Hampstead
Sat, 17 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in  the 1930s such as The Sun House, 66 Frognal and the Isokon flats.
Once there was a church
Sun, 18 Jun
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description:
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
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
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
T S Eliot - The Waste Land in the City
Thu, 22 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.
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?
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
 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
Alleys and lanes of Hampstead
Sun, 25 Jun
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Experience the intricate network of alley’s and lanes in the heart of old Hampstead and see how Hampstead developed from a fashionable spa in the 18th century to a thriving village with social amenities.
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
Modernist Hampstead
Sun, 2 Jul
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description: Discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in  the 1930s such as The Sun House, 66 Frognal and the Isokon flats.
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
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
Ada Salter: Beautifying Bermondsey
Sun, 9 Jul
Hidden Streets and Secret Alleys
Sat, 15 Jul
Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: Walk the historic alleys, which legend says are paved with gold. Discover secret Roman foundations, folklore characters, the doorway into Diagon Alley and streets of a thousand names and events, where you choose your own path through time.
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!
Hidden Streets and Secret Alleys
Sun, 16 Jul
Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: Walk the historic alleys, which legend says are paved with gold. Discover secret Roman foundations, folklore characters, the doorway into Diagon Alley and streets of a thousand names and events, where you choose your own path through time.
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
Hidden Hampstead
Sat, 29 Jul
Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: Walk through the hidden highlights of London's crown jewel and uncover the surprising history in one of London's last surviving villages.
Secrets of Old London Town
Sun, 30 Jul
Your guide: Paul Surma
Description: See the hidden highlights of the old town of London, from Roman remains, medieval survivors and great stories of quirky sites, origins of old sayings and great legends which make London such a colourful place to live today.
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 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 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
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
Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders
Tue, 5 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past
Around Tripcock Ness - The History of the Thamesmead Area
Thu, 7 Sep
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
Industrial History of Dagenham Dock
Tue, 12 Sep
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
Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet
Thu, 14 Sep
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.
To The Lighthouse - A Guided Walk Around The Swanscombe Peninsula
Tue, 19 Sep
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
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!
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
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.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Sun, 5 Nov
Description: Discover the men behind the plot and why we celebrate its foil.
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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