London Walks Podcasts


A Cathedral of the Dead

Date post added: 29th October 2020

“six or seven putrefying corpses rose up to the surface”

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“Do you believe in ghosts?”

Date post added: 28th October 2020

“men should have been possessed as well because it’s one of those things that makes women seem helpless”

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Halloween tradition – what those grotesque faces on the carved pumpkin represent

Date post added: 27th October 2020

“What’s your favourite thing about Halloween?” “Scaring my sister”

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A Bloody Banquet of London Monsters – Adam’s Gruesomely Compelling Halloween Hit Parade

Date post added: 26th October 2020

“a severed head resting in the lap of a woman sitting in the stalls”

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Brook Green – a different side of Hammersmith

Date post added: 25th October 2020

“past residents include the man who ended up in prison for calling the Prince Regent ‘a fat Adonis of fifty'”

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Let’s meet a Londoner!

Date post added: 25th October 2020

“Night strangles the traveling lamp….we die three times”

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“There are bad times just around the corner” – Simon’s Theatreland Virtual Tour

Date post added: 23rd October 2020

“there are bad times just around the corner…speak clearly and don’t bump into the furniture”

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Privileged Access to Legal London – Jackie’s a solicitor so she can take us in there

Date post added: 22nd October 2020

“It’s not possible for the public to go inside but we are going to go inside because I am a solicitor so I can take you in there”

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Oscar Wilde

Date post added: 21st October 2020

‘his wonderful louche, laid back, bohemian look”

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“They put me on the cover of Newsweek” – Richard III ends his Legal London Virtual Tour

Date post added: 20th October 2020

“I’m not a trained barrister, my knowledge of the law stems from my being allegedly on the wrong side of it. Repeatedly.”

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Let us now praise famous guides – Charles Chilton, the legendary BBC producer

Date post added: 20th October 2020

“What kind of accent do you call that?” “It’s the accent of the capital of the British Empire.”

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Musical Marylebone – an excerpt from Adam’s Virtual Tour

Date post added: 19th October 2020

“Britain’s first DJ also happens to be the father of Mary of London Walks, who’s here tonight”

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What a guide does when she’s not out walking

Date post added: 17th October 2020

“that’s your sauce”

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Simon previews his Oscar Wilde Virtual Tour

Date post added: 15th October 2020

“It’s this building that provides the setting for Act I of Oscar’s greatest play – The Importance of Being Ernest – to my mind the greatest comedy in the English language”

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Conflict, Murder & Riot – Welcome to Radical Islington

Date post added: 14th October 2020

Islington characters were involved in the Russian Revolution, Indian Independence and the Spanish Civil War…

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The Seven Deadly Sins Walk – Meet Your Guide

Date post added: 13th October 2020

“especially lust, plenty of it”

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The Perfect October Afternoon in London

Date post added: 12th October 2020

You can’t walk those streets without thinking ‘this is what it must be like for a beetle to go for a walk up on the counter of an ice cream parlour.”

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Virtual Tours – What’s the Modus Operandi?

Date post added: 11th October 2020

“One of the advantages of a virtual tour is that we can go further afield”

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The London Mews

Date post added: 10th October 2020

“out of hundreds of London mews there are only three where you can…”

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And if I speak of paradise

Date post added: 9th October 2020

“it’s like mountain flowers in the spring”

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Alleyways of the Old City

Date post added: 8th October 2020

“there’s a lovely little narrow winding alleyway and that’s where we’re going to go next”

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The Wall Street Journal

Date post added: 7th October 2020

“we work all day every day and at the end of the day – at the end of every day – we’re £450 poorer than we were when we woke up”

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Favourite moment, favourite memory on a favourite walk

Date post added: 6th October 2020

“I’d like you to know Mr. Guide that my husband is a cavalry officer and he’s at the back of the group there”

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How to sort the wheat from the weeds – Part 2

Date post added: 5th October 2020

“how do you ensure you’re not getting something nearly worthless for a £400 opportunity costs bill?”

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Trouble at Mill

Date post added: 4th October 2020

“all the elements that made it a goer for English sensibilities: snobbery, money, eccentricity, bitchiness, the foreign factor…”

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Something quintessentially English – excerpt from Karen’s brand new Virtual Tour

Date post added: 3rd October 2020

“it’s like a miniature Globe Theatre inside…we get that feeling of a bygone age”

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Musical Kensington – an excerpt from Adam’s Virtual Tour

Date post added: 2nd October 2020

“a rumour that this piano had been looted by the British Army from Saddam Hussein’s palace”

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The History of London Walks – more trail blazing, this time it’s ghost walks

Date post added: 1st October 2020

“on more than one occasion television crews joined the walkers in their search for ghosts”

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Cocktails, Beers & Livery Halls

Date post added: 30th September 2020

“they have the only royal charter awarded by Richard III”

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Great Balls of Fire

Date post added: 29th September 2020

“in many places the ground was too hot to walk on for several days”

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London’s history crystallised in a single word

Date post added: 28th September 2020

“it was a frisson moment – a shiver up the spine moment – for Sir Christopher Wren and that small gathering standing on those smouldering ruins”

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How do you sort the wheat from the weeds – Part I

Date post added: 28th September 2020

“Noma has been crowned ‘the best restaurant in the world’ four times. Macdonalds will never be crowned ‘the best restaurant in the world'”

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When David met Boris Johnson

Date post added: 26th September 2020

“possessor of the least inhibited tongue in Europe”

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“If you understand 9 Buckingham Gate you understand the world”

Date post added: 25th September 2020

“he wore six overcoats and two pairs of trousers”

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Titian in the National Gallery

Date post added: 25th September 2020

“two paintings by the king of colour”

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Meet your guide – Philip introduces his Up the Cally walk

Date post added: 23rd September 2020

“Light licks its fingertips and turns a page of earth”

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The London Marathon route – guided by a marathoner

Date post added: 22nd September 2020

“ran my first London Marathon in 1998”

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“like school for grownups – all the good bits and none of the bad bits”

Date post added: 22nd September 2020

“The word that crystallises that phrase ‘bring some order to that chaos of sensory impressions’ is meaning”

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Jack the Ripper – Richard investigates…

Date post added: 20th September 2020

“the real mystery is how the killer was able to wield his knife with such speed and efficiency…those strange, upside-down V shapes under her eyes”

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“Hi, I’m Anna” – meet your guide

Date post added: 19th September 2020

“even when it’s busy it’s peaceful”

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Attenborough and Me

Date post added: 18th September 2020

“the BBC sent a chauffeur-driven car along to pick me up from home in Sittingbourne, Kent, 50 miles from London”

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Exploring London – by Noel, who works in the London Walks office

Date post added: 17th September 2020

“made me giggle, which is always a good sign”

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Fiona on the wonders of the passage of time in Greenwich

Date post added: 16th September 2020

“this is where east meets west”

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A Tour de Force – but it’s Adam, so what’d you expect?

Date post added: 15th September 2020

“he composed 11 James Bond soundtracks”

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A Royal Shakespeare Company actor guides Dickens

Date post added: 14th September 2020

“A fearful man with a great iron on his leg”

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Heard the news about London’s mews?

Date post added: 13th September 2020

“That riding school is still there”

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Virginia Woolf Bombed

Date post added: 12th September 2020

“I could just see a piece of my studio wall standing: otherwise rubble where I wrote so many books.”

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A London Battlefield

Date post added: 12th September 2020

“The sky shook London like a rug”

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London, October 1940

Date post added: 11th September 2020

“London can take it”

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Lockdown – New Social Gathering Rules – Special Announcement

Date post added: 9th September 2020

And the guided divides the lit-up ones from the benighted”

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History of London Walks – the Sewer Tours

Date post added: 8th September 2020

“The Good Loo Tours had introduced punters to the source of the sewage, logically we should show them where it went.” 

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It’s an Ann Podcast – so everything is A1

Date post added: 7th September 2020

The Cutty Sark and the anchor for the Titanic and… well,

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Trafalgar Square & Nelson’s Column – Charlie makes the familiar new

Date post added: 7th September 2020

“It begins to feel that these two things are not working together. The column has just been rammed into the square.”

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A Red Rose on a Velvet Cushion – Sue on the rich historical tapestry of London

Date post added: 5th September 2020

“as though today’s world didn’t exist”

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Swimming the English Channel

Date post added: 4th September 2020

“the epitome of remaining elegant and refined while causing chaos”

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The Great Fire of London – the moment they realised…

Date post added: 4th September 2020

“those two moments were like hearing the worst possible news in the doctor’s consulting room”

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Where the Fire of London really started

Date post added: 2nd September 2020

“the monster was out of its cage”

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The Great Fire of London – Pudding Lane, the spark, the first two hours

Date post added: 1st September 2020

“‘pish, a woman could piss it out’…it was, of course, the greatest understatement in London’s history, the biggest London misjudgement ever”

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The Great Fire of London – what was London like?

Date post added: 31st August 2020

“It was a street plan that might have been designed to aid and abet a catastrophic conflagration.”

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Panegyric for June, Jean and Joan – the 3 Js, late, great London Walks guides

Date post added: 30th August 2020

“she was gap-toothed, she was bawdy, she was a tremendous character. She was cremated on a beach in Bali.”

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The History of London Walks – The Good Loo Tour (Episode 4)

Date post added: 30th August 2020

“the attendant kept goldfish in the glass-fronted cisterns that would, when the chain was pulled to flush the loo, slowly sink to the bottom of the cistern before rising again as the water flowed in to refill the cistern”

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Andy & Adam do a bravura unveiling of a forgotten London street

Date post added: 28th August 2020

“when you’re dealing with the House of Hanover you’re dealing with a gene pool that only has a shallow end”

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Shardlake’s London

Date post added: 27th August 2020

“the chapel dates back to 1428”

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Two of the World’s Greatest Paintings – Guided Brilliantly, Thrillingly

Date post added: 26th August 2020

Art criticism that “bears all the hallmarks of Helena Jones’ genius” (promise you, you’ll recognise that statement. And concur with it.). 

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Our “Undiscovered London” Walk – here’s a taster

Date post added: 25th August 2020

Dickens knew the area well…mecca for foodies…the memories remain, captured in architecture and street names

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Meet Robert – he who guides ashore & on the water

Date post added: 24th August 2020

“It’s true, I have a rare privilege – I have the right to drive sheep across London Bridge”

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London’s Royal Parks

Date post added: 23rd August 2020

“Beatrix Potter got some of the names for her characters from the gravestones there”

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Charles Dickens & London

Date post added: 22nd August 2020

“no words can express the secret agony of my soul”

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Slavery & the City

Date post added: 21st August 2020

“Britain’s slaves were not in Britain”

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Walk along the most beautiful stretch of the Thames, where lived the most remarkable human being of the past 200 years

Date post added: 19th August 2020

“his opinion of parliament was that the building should be emptied of politicians and filled with manure”

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The poet, the swans, the sorrow, the beauty… In Hampstead

Date post added: 16th August 2020

“in Hampstead’s rush-dark pond where a lone swan sings without a sound”

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The History of London Walks – Part III

Date post added: 16th August 2020

“I fondly recall the women scrubbing their front steps till they almost shone. And on a Saturday afternoon you would see the same women dragging their kids along to the local bathhouse for the weekly bath – no doubt scrubbed till they shone.”

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The History of London Walks – Part II (the very first walk)

Date post added: 14th August 2020

“The streets were deserted, the pubs pleased to see you, the smell of rum and spices filled the air from the warehouses that were still being used and the area was full of history…”

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History of London Walks – Part I

Date post added: 14th August 2020

“First stop, Papua New Guinea, where I got a job as a plantation manager – at age 20 – and ‘lik lik doctor’ (basic paramedic, fixer of machete slashes, snake bites and ulcerated sores).”

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London’s Dance Halls, 1947 – Shaughan takes us there

Date post added: 12th August 2020

“the head cats are at it, the jive is on, they’re in a groove”

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Shakespeare and London – David explores the interface

Date post added: 11th August 2020

“when Mark Antony drank horse piss”

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London placenames are x-rays. They show us the past.

Date post added: 9th August 2020

“the name Kensington, it may well be the best, the most appropriate London placename of them all”

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David introduces Hampstead – “a cutlass clenched between your teeth”

Date post added: 8th August 2020

“Hampstead is London’s skybox… from there they could see forever”

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The guiding – like God – is in the details. Fiona reports

Date post added: 7th August 2020

“those little visuals can help us to unlock the history and the way an area has developed”

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Let’s visit a 312 year old house – and its famous resident

Date post added: 6th August 2020

“dogs, cocks, pianofortes and insipid men”

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Fish & Chips

Date post added: 5th August 2020

Why are fish and chips no longer wrapped in newspaper sheets? They discovered that the ink was carcinogenic.

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Alfred Hitchcock’s London

Date post added: 5th August 2020

“the English influences on his work were extratordinary”

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London Walks Smorgasbord

Date post added: 4th August 2020

“the London Walks guide who sounds like – when he wants to – legendary American sports announcer Howard Cosell”

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Where do London Walks guides get their information from?

Date post added: 2nd August 2020

“I’ve been to 1200 tapas restaurants so you don’t have to”

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Day One of the London Walks Resurgam – David reports from the front lines

Date post added: 1st August 2020

“London Walks is haemorrhaging red ink”

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Bob Dylan in London – Adam’s Virtual Tour

Date post added: 31st July 2020

“It’s in this little alleyway here where Bob Dylan accidentally invented the pop music video”

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A report from ‘the bridge’ of the Good Ship London Walks

Date post added: 30th July 2020

“any subject on any part of London, almost certainly London Walks will have it covered”

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Fleet Street – the most brilliant introduction ever

Date post added: 30th July 2020

“here the past has long been a valuable commodity, especially the sordid past, the scandalous past, an incriminating shameful past”

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Cartoons & Comic Books & London

Date post added: 29th July 2020

“strange that men with such strong stomachs for genocide would get so upset at cartoons”

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Today’s London Infusion – Leo on St. Paul’s

Date post added: 27th July 2020

“St. Paul’s is my favourite…I’ll try not to gush too much”

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What Lies Beneath

Date post added: 26th July 2020

“Essentially it’s a 2,000-year-old souvenir”

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London at War

Date post added: 25th July 2020

“over 40 people drowned at Balham station”

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The Hottest Courtesan of the 18th Century

Date post added: 25th July 2020

“All the assembled men got the full Sharon Stone experience”

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Noel from the London Walks office answers “the question”

Date post added: 23rd July 2020

“they can explore London right from their own bedroom…from wherever they are”

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Let’s hear it from a London Walks family member…

Date post added: 23rd July 2020

“I first came to London to pursue my career as a performer”

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Two famous National Gallery paintings – Helena’s brilliant commentary on them

Date post added: 22nd July 2020

“in a painting by Hogarth every detail matters”

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The Squares of London

Date post added: 20th July 2020

“the square is to London what canals are to Venice”

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Cambridge anyone? Simon shows us the most exquisite gothic building in the world

Date post added: 19th July 2020

“1,800 tons of stone hanging above your head”

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David Cracks Open a “Nondescript Corner” of Kensington

Date post added: 18th July 2020

“five centuries in the palm of your hand”

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For our 100th Podcast, a Favourite London Poem

Date post added: 18th July 2020

“not expecting religion in architecture like this”

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Here’s Noel, who works in the London Walks office

Date post added: 16th July 2020

“a lot of people ask me will I become a guide but I’ve got a really bad sense of direction and I keep getting lost”

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Myths, Legends & the Archaeological Origins of London

Date post added: 15th July 2020

“they felt the need to slaughter the giants”

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Secret Westminster

Date post added: 14th July 2020

“the mentality, the genus loci of Westminster is insular”

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Revelation after Revelation – Margaret guiding in the National Gallery

Date post added: 13th July 2020

“the most important piece of furniture in any household was the great bed – it was like the car parked in the driveway”

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Ada, Phyllis, Andy & Crossrail

Date post added: 13th July 2020

“All drilling machines, like ships, are female”

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“I remember the poverty, the homophobia, the racism…”

Date post added: 12th July 2020

“the police called it Fagin’s Nursery” “Dickens knew the area well and it featured in his novels” “It’s changed a lot, mostly for the better” “ship building and ship breaking – the Temeraire and the Mayfloweer” “many would say they wouldn’t visit the area alone” “a mecca for foodies” Isobel introduces us to Bermondsey   […]

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Margaret guides the Great Bed of Ware at the V & A

Date post added: 10th July 2020

“there is a legend that one night during a butchers’ convention 26 butchers and their wives slept in this bed”

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From the Archive – RSC actor Nick Day guides the Painted Hall in Greenwich

Date post added: 9th July 2020

“here we have William handing the red cap of liberty to Europe…here we have the man who invented the first television aerial [joke, needless to say]”

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Executions at Tower Hill – Barrister Tom Enlivens Them

Date post added: 8th July 2020

“it took eight hits of the axe to get his head off, to put it bluntly”

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London Walks History – The Day Trips

Date post added: 7th July 2020

“Always drink upstream from the herd…we had to slip the surly bonds of the coach…fastly superior”

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“Do you ever cross paths with famous people on London Walks?”

Date post added: 6th July 2020

“Simon took an American megastar on a tour and she liked it so much she asked for a second helping – booked Simon for the next day”

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You’re directly above Kensington Palace – 80 feet up, looking down

Date post added: 5th July 2020

You go on a virtual tour of Kensington – the wealthiest borough in London (indeed the wealthiest district in the country) – you best strap yourself in because “Sights & Secrets of Virtual Kensington” takes you through the looking glass: to the Cotswolds and the Egypt of the pharaohs and San Francisco and Docklands and […]

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“What do we see on the Kensington tour?”

Date post added: 4th July 2020

“you’ll see a Victorian mortuary and Brigitte Bardot and a bear being skinned and 1930s workmen on a girder 80 storeys up and a Civet Cat and the prettiest girl in London and World War II bomb damage and Hugh Hefner’s shoes and the four great biblical rivers and Ascot hats…and that’s just for starters”

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The most brilliant London Walks podcast ever – this one will never be bettered

Date post added: 3rd July 2020

“What caused this musical coitus interruptus?”

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Alison on her day trip to St. Albans – and the lest we forget project she’s turned her hand to

Date post added: 2nd July 2020

“on our little street of 60 houses, 15 men lost their lives in the Great War”

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Meet Your Guide – Richard Walker grew up with the Beatles

Date post added: 1st July 2020

“the Beatles had managed to make my hometown the centre of the world”

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Hampstead Heath & Kenwood – Jan takes us there, shows us round

Date post added: 1st July 2020

the beautiful neo-classic villa is a masterpiece…with the star attraction being the library

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The History of London Walks – Part I, the 1960s

Date post added: 29th June 2020

“Keith was fed up with the banality of typical London tourist fare”

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Richard invites us home – to his country house in a Suffolk village

Date post added: 28th June 2020

“the village is small, idiosyncratic and charming”

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Waterloo & ‘the Stiffs’ Express’

Date post added: 27th June 2020

“matter from decomposing bodies leaked into drinking wells and springs”

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Along the Thames

Date post added: 26th June 2020

“we’re going to take a little detour to Udaipur – in western India”

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Hampstead – David guides it (well, part of it)

Date post added: 25th June 2020

“Hampstead’s great advantage as a spa town… in the end proved to be its great disadvantage”

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Mary’s parents both had close calls during the Blitz

Date post added: 24th June 2020

“darkness visible”

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LONDON AT WAR – Russell introduces his Virtual Tour

Date post added: 23rd June 2020

One of the great things about these Virtual Tours is that we can do a lot more than we can when we’re standing on the street…we can use maps and videos and things like that…

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Hampstead Tube Stop – David gives us a little tour

Date post added: 22nd June 2020

“it’s the deepest station in the system – world-class marathon runners train by running up those 320 stairs ten to twelve times a session”

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Unexpected London & Unsung Women – Alison changes the way we see Embankment Gardens

Date post added: 21st June 2020

“it’s so unexpected”

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London is the Place for Me – my name’s Adam and this is my short celebration of Calypso

Date post added: 20th June 2020

“we can hear the influence of Calypsos on so many quintessentially London acts”

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The Dance of the 17 Veils – Isobel choreographs the chorus line of history in London street names

Date post added: 19th June 2020

“11 one-legged men on one team, 11 one-armed men on the other team”

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Hit the Street, Take a Walk on the Beguiled Side – Adam walks a storied London street

Date post added: 18th June 2020

“you

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In the Beginning – David serves up a London tour de force

Date post added: 17th June 2020

“The Mississippi drains a continent. Small beer really. The Thames drains time itself.”

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Wonderful Walworth – Award-winning guide Isobel invites you home

Date post added: 15th June 2020

“the patter and the chatter of the market migrated into the neighbourhood at large”

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Russell Takes Aim at the Duke of Windsor’s Fashion Sense

Date post added: 14th June 2020

“his name was Albert Edward Christian George Patrick Andrew David”

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HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE SOON – Jan takes us through Bloomsbury

Date post added: 12th June 2020

“London is in bloom…”

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THE LONDON EYE – Stephanie takes us for a spin

Date post added: 10th June 2020

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

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London Walks guide interviews the first man on the moon

Date post added: 7th June 2020

“They took all of us to the moon…I was never quite as cool as Armstrong was”

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Brussels, dawn, October 12th, 1915 – David takes aim

Date post added: 5th June 2020

“a woman in central London being executed by a firing squad”

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The woman who faced a firing squad – Laura’s personal connection

Date post added: 3rd June 2020

“dog Jack thought the nurses were sheep and tried to round them up”

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Isobel’s fireworks display of astonishing South London women

Date post added: 1st June 2020

“she was buried in a £5,000 Zandra Rhodes dress stolen from Harrods”

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The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior – Brian bows our heads

Date post added: 31st May 2020

“the sound of the explosion could be heard clearly in London”

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A horsehair pancake fight – Shaughan on Westminster

Date post added: 30th May 2020

“prime ministers have mistresses left, right and centre”

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Barrister Tom Looses His Dry Wit on Notting Hill & Portobello Market

Date post added: 29th May 2020

“he exited a shop with three pairs of women’s red knickers that he hadn’t paid for”

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“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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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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