London Walks Podcasts


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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