Eight weeks of great storytelling – 7pm every Wednesday evening from the 27th Ocotber 2021
The team that brought you The Story Of London get Historical Alphabetical in a NEW eight-part series of virtual tours.
It’s not the kind of map that’s useful in the conventional sense – you’ve got the real-life, iconic A-Z map book for that.
It’s a creative interpretation… eccentric… poetical… psychogeographical even (!). Sometimes it’s just plain odd… but like our city itself always fascinating.
• It’s a new view of the familiar sights of London Town
• It’s a look at the details of London often passed-by
• It’s a well-ordered inventory of all our capital’s hidden treasures
• It’s Sesame Street meets Dr Johnson!
Down these mean streets five guides must go, from the Abbey to Zebra Crossings, from Abbess Close to Zoffany Street.
It promises to be an…
Season membership for all 8 walks for just £32. Scroll down for more details
Don’t worry if you miss a Thursday or two, with membership you can enjoy these virtual tours right up to the end of July 2021.
Episode 1. A, B & C
Hosted by Adam & Fiona… The Abbey Road mystery, Bond, Sir Thomas Bond & Burlington Bertie, Clerkenwell Close, Catholic Churches and the Capital Ring.
Episode 2. D, E & F
Hosted by Simon & Russell… More details to follow.
Episode 3. G, H & I
Hosted by Russell and Karen… Hatton Garden heists , horticultural gems, Hampstead Heath and High Street Ken
Episode 4. J, K & L
Hosted by Simon & Fiona…There’s plenty of Jubilees to celebrate, and streets named for Johns, James’s and even a Julius. Liverpool St and Road, two central London bridges and of course, before the end of the evening we’ll all be doing the Lambeth Walk, Oy!
Episode 5. M, N & O
Hosted by Karen & Adam… Maiden Lane , mistresses, menus and murder most foul, not to mention Oxford Street, obelisks and Old Bailey trials.
Episode 6. P, Q & R
Hosted by Fiona & Simon… Piccadilly and Pall Mall, Parliament Square to Primrose Hill. Regent’s leads to Regent’s Park, and don’t forget Russell Sq!
Episode 7. S, T & U
Hosted by Russell & Karen… more details to follow
Episode 8. V, W, X, Y & Z
Hosted by Adam & Fiona… Victoria Street, Walking, Crosses, York House and Zanzibar
Season membership is £38, just £4:75 per tour. That’s under half the price of buying all the tours individually.
The tours will be recorded, membership will give you access to the recordings until the end of December 2021. So plenty of time to catch up if you can’t join in live one week. Or, if 7pm on Wednesday doesn’t suit you, buy membership and you can watch each tour at whatever time you like, they will be uploaded weekly once they have happened.
From big Streets to tiny Lanes, round Crescents, up Hills and over Bridges. Let us show you what’s there, tell you what was, and explain why their names came to be. High Streets and Broadways to Passages and Closes, one thing we promise, we’ll never leave you stranded in a Cul de Sac.
GLAD TO HEAR IT
Meet your guide, sample the wares. I.E. we recorded each tour, made a selection and hey presto we’ve got podcasts.
And here’s Fiona on the letter L
Suzanne Oldham –
This is a fabulous tour, venturing all over London and packed with interesting stories from centuries ago to present day. The hosts are extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.
Joanna Harrison –
Well worth a visit, I have lived in London 30 years and I am still finding out so many interesting facts about this amazing city!