London Walks suspended (briefly) but we’re still guiding – Podcasts and Virtual Tours Online!

“All we need to do is look a bit closer” – Jan looks a bit closer

Date post added: 28th May 2020

“let’s walk back in time”

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STONE COLD CEREMONIAL EXECUTIONS? Russell takes survey

Date post added: 27th May 2020

“the strangest, bizarrest bit of London”

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Masterclass on Acting, Guiding & ‘Living’ History – Simon Bubb reflects

Date post added: 26th May 2020

“very strange to see ourselves repeating history”

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TOO RISQUE TO BE PART OF THE SHOW – Judy unveils Hoxton

Date post added: 25th May 2020

“taking people to little known places people they may not come across on their own”

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THE LONDON EYE – Stephanie takes us for a spin

Date post added: 23rd May 2020

“32 carriages, one for each of London’s 32 boroughs”

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Bizarre London – great fun, extremely tasteless

Date post added: 21st May 2020

“halfway up the abbey, disaster – scooped as much of William as possible back into the coffin”

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This was a man…

Date post added: 20th May 2020

“where there is a daring deed to be done in any part of the world an Englishman should leap to the front to accomplish it”

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Richard shows you round his village

Date post added: 18th May 2020

“today it’s a sleepy little place…your first sight is the tower of the Norman churches”

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More Westminster delights from Shaughan

Date post added: 16th May 2020

“the Iron Lady, may she rust in peace”

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“You’re walking where the Queen walks” – Shaughan on Westminster

Date post added: 15th May 2020

“Order. Raising a point of order on a point of order that is not a point of order is not a point of order. Sit down”

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Sex & Death in the 1665 Great Plague

Date post added: 14th May 2020

“syphilis was thought to be a remedy…syphilis-ridden prostitutes did a roaring trade”

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“Tastes like toenails” – Ann serves up a hairy German & other London odds & ends

Date post added: 13th May 2020

“50 ways not to write the letter A…in the murky depths of the Thames…a great culinary step forward”

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The History of Life on Our Planet

Date post added: 12th May 2020

“Mary Anning’s specimens changed our view of the history of life…”

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Meet Celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company Actor Nick Day

Date post added: 10th May 2020

“Welcome to my world… let’s imagine that you’ve come to visit me here and you’ve asked me to show you round”

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Disastrous London – Black Death, executions, ghoulish…

Date post added: 9th May 2020

“they still wear hairshirts to this day”

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C THE CITY – Isobel hits a couple of high Cs in the City

Date post added: 9th May 2020

“C a wealth of detail”

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London Catastrophe – frontline report

Date post added: 8th May 2020

“merriment and debauchery…they were having a good time”

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Richard Red Hat invites you home

Date post added: 7th May 2020

“you can’t set foot without treading on a prince”

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Claire on the Balcony – its history, its kisses, its secrets

Date post added: 6th May 2020

“it was a difficult kiss”

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What is a virus? In the Red Zone with Dr Hunter

Date post added: 5th May 2020

“we are still subject to our ancestors, viruses that go back billions of years”

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“Richard’s not a guide, he’s the reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes”

Date post added: 4th May 2020

“don’t you hear the Death Hound baying at your heels?”

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A Lifeline for London Walks – Live Virtual Tours (R)

Date post added: 3rd May 2020

“one of London’s secret doors..old fashioned covered arcades twinkle on every corner…for dessert we swing by the official Royal Chocolatier (and we don’t just look, we taste)”

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Bangladesh to Banksy – The Story of London’s New East End

Date post added: 3rd May 2020

“you were taking your life in your hands…the trendiest shopping street in the world…we’re going nightclubbing…going inside to look at a couple of Banksys”

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Crash course on Brexit – by David the Mayor

Date post added: 2nd May 2020

“Go right back. Look at the history. Work out where we are. And why we are where we are today…”

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When Horses Ran London – an 1890s canter with Charlie

Date post added: 2nd May 2020

When horses ran London – left us an amazing legacy – plenty still to see if you know where – and how – to look

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“I love snooping about” By Richard (he of the red cap and dulciloquent voice)

Date post added: 1st May 2020

“Do you like auctions?… The hammer finally came down in my favour…You can almost hear the crowds shouting and the laughter and shrieks of the children and smell the smoke coming from the cannons that have been fired”

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Disastrous London – by Citlalli (1st in English, then in Spanish!)

Date post added: 30th April 2020

“Black Death pits set under well-groomed gardens where people have their lunch, blissfully unaware of the horrors that lie at their feet…”

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The Ultimate Harry Potter Walk – with Hagrid (actor Richard Walker)

Date post added: 29th April 2020

“Words, Harry, are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic”

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Village in Piccadilly – Karen serves up a feast for the senses

Date post added: 28th April 2020

“one of London’s secret doors..old fashioned covered arcades twinkle on every corner…for dessert we swing by the official Royal Chocolatier (and we don’t just look, we taste)”

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No London, no Frankenstein – Adam makes us see it (and hear it)

Date post added: 27th April 2020

“an execution, a dead body snatched, a perfectly good brain smashed into a jar and swapped for a damaged one”

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Meet your guide – the London mayor

Date post added: 26th April 2020

“a lovely, unforgettable moment was the time in the British Museum when a guy went down on his knees and asked his girlfriend to marry him”

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The Old Jewish Quarter – Shaughan shows us round

Date post added: 25th April 2020

“it’s okay dear, it’s been circumcised”

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“it was a total and utter disaster” – Steve on Sailor Town

Date post added: 24th April 2020

“Ships from all over the world, old sugar mill now a famous pub, Oliver Twist and stars”

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The holy of holies – Andy got to see it, interviewed its guardian

Date post added: 23rd April 2020

Up close with the rarest of the rare (quiz question: Shakespeare’s First Folio, the Kennedy assassination, Harry Potter – what are the connections?

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How London got rich – a London Mayor reveals all

Date post added: 22nd April 2020

“Cash flow runs deep, but spirit deeper…”

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Karen honours a robust and hardy Londoner

Date post added: 21st April 2020

“she has listened to the voices on city breezes borne”

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“What were you doing when the lockdown came?” – Richard III remembers

Date post added: 20th April 2020

Richard III’s play was about to open… it was the technical rehearsal…

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Wodehouse’s London – Brought to you by Audiobook Performer Richard Burnip

Date post added: 19th April 2020

Welcome to the sunlit streets of Wodehouse’s London

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Get to know your London Walks guide – Here’s Richard Walker

Date post added: 18th April 2020

“He sounds like Paul McCartney…”

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Steeped in the splendour of Lance’s voice these beautiful words…

Date post added: 17th April 2020

Walking with Wordsworth and “The Voice” (Lance). And into the bargain, a thrilling – and deeply satisfying – piece of literary detective work…

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“their music is part of your story” – Adam on guiding music tours

Date post added: 16th April 2020

“back and forth she crossed, scattering ashes on the Abbey Road crosswalk”

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The National Gallery – a tour de force from art historian Molly

Date post added: 14th April 2020

Solved! Finally. The heist of the famous painting. The great art whodunnit.

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Schitt’s Creek without the Roses – David on Kensington

Date post added: 13th April 2020

David gets in on the act– comes crashing in – on Kensington. This is his first podcast – shocking in places – but you’ll learn some good stuff.

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What you’re about to hear will bring the sunshine breezing back into your life

Date post added: 12th April 2020

“Love sonnets read by Ruth, she of the divine voice – re-sunshines your life”

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What a very very lucky person you are – Ann on tea, rats & the king of chefs

Date post added: 11th April 2020

A culinary and historical feast, this will have you skipping like the high hills. To say nothing of salivating and gorging. And queuing up for Ann’s Foodies’ London walks when they’re back.

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Karen has privileged access to London’s most storied restaurant

Date post added: 10th April 2020

Let’s hear it for privileged access. Taking us in just before it opens – it’s like going backstage just before the curtain rises – “the world’s greatest guide” shows us round, upstairs and downstairs, London’s oldest, classiest, most storied restaurant.

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“Where they watch the clouds” – Fiona takes us there

Date post added: 9th April 2020

“I could listen to this beautiful woman all day”

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The greatest London poem ever

Date post added: 8th April 2020

Accomplished actor and London Walks guide Oliver Beamish delivers a perfectly judged, professionally rendered performance of the greatest poem every written about London, Wordsworth’s sonnet “Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802”

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Songbird Simon W.’s Covent Garden Podcast – Part 1

Date post added: 7th April 2020

Buried treasure – award-winning guide who bursts into song – “you’re going to look up and be absolutely astonished” – “Betsy with her immense size breasts”

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The Best Kept Secret of the 20th Century – Little Venice, Part 3

Date post added: 6th April 2020

One in 150 million million million – Shaughan’s Little Venice walk

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“Oh to be in England” – Shaughan’s Little Venice Tour, Part 2

Date post added: 5th April 2020

swans, mooring rings, a horse escape route, red livery, “the British Open’s” house and her sex life… Some tapas from Part 2 of actor Shaughan Seymour’s Little Venice podcast

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“No driver must be without trousers” – Shaughan’s Little Venice Tour, Part 1

Date post added: 4th April 2020

Serenaded, sex aplenty, serried ranks of celebrities, secrets, sophisticated, Shaughan Seymour…

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Shortest Podcast Ever

Date post added: 3rd April 2020

A guiding tour de force. It’s accomplished actor Oliver Beamish opening his Jack the Ripper walk. A 38-second introduction that doubles as a mini-master class in how it – guiding – should be done.

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Caviar, Champagne & the Man Who Ate His Boots

Date post added: 2nd April 2020

Westminster Abbey, a tortoise that entertained patients, polar exploration… just three of many threads woven together brilliantly in this “London” tapestry

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Legal London with Shaughan – Part 2

Date post added: 1st April 2020

“a glorious roll-call of British eccentrics: the Wits, the Windbags and Wayward Wigs battling it out over Wives, Writs, Wills, Widows and Wrecks”

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Legal London with Shaughan – Part 1

Date post added: 31st March 2020

Shaughan Seymour – actor and London Walks guide nonpareil – squires you through central London’s most extraordinary and improbable enclave. “Shaughan is a joy. You could travel through a desert with him and he’d make sand sound interesting.”

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The Lure of the Underground

Date post added: 30th March 2020

Award-winning – some award, she won the big one, the Guide of the Year Award – guide Fiona does a weekly tour for London Walks that explores the Tube. Called The Lure of the Underground, it explores the Tube above and below ground. Drawn from Fiona’s tour of the Underground, this fascinating Podcast “takes us […]

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London Walks Guide Richard Walker

Date post added: 27th March 2020

Richard, who sailed a tiny boat across the Pacific, always has interesting things to say. Plus he’s a great guy. Enjoy!

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Hidden London – Part 2

Date post added: 20th March 2020

Exploring secret London – up creeping lanes, round out-of-the-way corners, past veiled islands of green – Shaughan’s at his inimitable best. Part 2/2

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Hidden London – Part 1

Date post added: 20th March 2020

Exploring secret London – up creeping lanes, round out-of-the-way corners, past veiled islands of green – Shaughan’s at his inimitable best. Part 1/2

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