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Marylebone Muses
Wed, 26 Jul
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.
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.
Wonderfully Wicked Whitechapel
Sat, 29 Jul
Your guide: Daniella King
Description: Walking through the heart of the East End - during this walk we will be following in the footsteps of the Elephant Man, Lenin and Stalin, Edith Cavell, the Krays, Mr Tesco and Jack the Ripper.
Deptford. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps
Sat, 29 Jul
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: One of London's top walks - around Deptford following in social researcher Charles Booth's footsteps
Charles Dickens and the City of London
Sat, 29 Jul
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”.
Little Venice: A Historic Pub Tour
Sat, 29 Jul
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: A walk from Paddington Basin to Little Venice and beyond including visits to 3 amazing pubs each one of them very different. This 3 hour walk includes two half-hour pub stops and finishes at a third.
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Sat, 29 Jul
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.
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
Sun, 30 Jul
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.
Soho Rock n' Roll: how Soho's clubs shaped rock and pop
Sun, 6 Aug
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.
Before the Make-Over
Sun, 6 Aug
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: In 1666, almost the entire City of London was destroyed by fire. Medieval London was lost forever. Or was it? Kings and commoners, merchants and rebels: though they are long gone, their stories have been embedded deep into the fabric of the City.
Booze and the Borough
Fri, 11 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.
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.
Mr Selfridge and his competitors: untold tales of London department stores
Sun, 13 Aug
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
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 13 Aug
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.
Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All
Sun, 13 Aug
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.
Gingerbread and Tea – A Food and Drink Themed History of Mayfair
Tue, 15 Aug
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.
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!
True Spy Stories
Fri, 18 Aug
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
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.
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 20 Aug
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.
A Question of Supremacy
Sun, 20 Aug
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: When Henry VIII made himself Supreme Head of the English church, it caused individual conscience to smack against the stone wall of political expediency. This tour explores sites connected with those troubled times.
James Bond and the Spies of Mayfair
Thu, 24 Aug
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Mayfair: inspiration to Fleming and Le Carre. Home to real life traitors, defectors. A walk where fact meets fiction.
Tidemarks from the Pool
Fri, 25 Aug
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.
The Lambeth Walk: art & entertainment south of the river
Sat, 26 Aug
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?
A Settlement Called Londinium
Sat, 26 Aug
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour takes you back to where London’s story really starts – the Roman settlement of Londinium – and the stages of its development from a trading settlement to a provincial capital.
Much Ado About Trading
Sun, 27 Aug
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
A Moselle Mosey
Mon, 28 Aug
Your guide: Jen Pedler
Description: A day long walk following the course of Haringey's hidden River Moselle from its source in Queen's Wood Highgate to its confluence with the River Lea in Tottenham.
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
The City Bridges
Sat, 2 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.
Hammersmith Riverside - Arts and Crafts and a Familiar Type
Sun, 3 Sep
Your guide: Stephen Benton
Description: A pleasant stroll along the delightful riverside at Hammersmith
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
River to Riches
Tue, 5 Sep
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Following the Thames downstream, this tour explores how central the river was to London’s trade. The port of London was the nation’s gateway to the world, and the Thames was its highway
The Royal Docks, Thames Barrier and Woolwich Ferry
Wed, 6 Sep
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
Tidemarks from the Pool
Wed, 6 Sep
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.
 Keeping up with the tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history
Wed, 6 Sep
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 .
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
The Americans in Mayfair
Thu, 7 Sep
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.
Soho and all that Jazz !
Sun, 10 Sep
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.
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
Tidemarks from the Pool
Tue, 12 Sep
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.
The Edge of Oil City - A Walk in Canvey Island
Wed, 13 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
River to Riches
Wed, 13 Sep
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Following the Thames downstream, this tour explores how central the river was to London’s trade. The port of London was the nation’s gateway to the world, and the Thames was its highway
 Keeping up with the tides: The Thames in the City and its changing history
Wed, 13 Sep
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 .
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.
Soho Rock' n' Roll ! How Soho Clubs Shaped Rock and Pop
Sun, 17 Sep
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.
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
Gravesend and Tilbury - A Walk in Kent and Essex
Thu, 21 Sep
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
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
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.
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
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
Savile Row and the birth of British style.
Sat, 30 Sep
Your guide: Michael Duncan
Description: Hardy Amies said "a man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten about them." Join my Saville Row stroll to hear tales of the London enclave where royalty and celebrities visit the world’s best designers to get the best bespoke look.
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
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
 Constable's Hampstead
Sun, 15 Oct
Your guide: Marilyn Greene
Description:
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
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!
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
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