Fire! London’s Burning!

It’s three hundred and fifty years since the City of London was devasted by a terrible fire, and there are any number of events commemorating the dreadful conflagration we know as the Great Fire of London.

You may already have been to the exhibition at the Museum of London. If not, make a date in your diary. It is well worth the visit. Continue reading

Mostly Private

March ends with just a few public walks.

On Monday I am in my usual slots:

Greenwich, meet at 10.30 outside Tower Hill by the Tramshed Coffee stop. The boat is at 10.55 so we need to make a prompt start. Greenwich is beautiful at any time of year, but spring in London is special.

In the afternoon, having raced back to town, I shall be guiding the British Museum. Meet me at 2.15 outside Holborn tube.

I am being privately Sherlockian on Tuesday in French; in parliament on Wednesday afternoon in English (guide 8, if you want to book to be on my tour).
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Public Walks 1st to 6th December 2014

A new month and a new week of walks, culminating on Saturday morning with one on my home patch that finishes at some wonderful artists’ studios.

Monday 1st December:

In the morning I’ll be leading a tour of Greenwich. We’ll be travelling there by boat on the Thames, and finishing just in time for a lunch in one of Greenwich’s many eateries. Bring your camera and prepare to enjoy thsi splendid spot so near to central London, yet a world apart.
Meet at Tower Hill, by the Tramcar coffee stop for 10.30.
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In the afternoon I shall be guiding the highlights of one of the most celebrated museums in the world – the British Museum*, or BM, as it is familiarly known.
Meet me outside Holborn tube on Kingsway for 2.15.

Tuesday 2nd December:

Away from the Christmas shoppers, we’ll be exploring Old Westminster. We’ll see the private and public faces of Westminster: the famous and familiar – Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster – and the quiet streets just a stone’s throw away.
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Public Walks 29th October to 3rd November

Lots of chances to join me on these fine autumn days over the next week.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 29th:
This is London 10.30 exit 4 Westminster tube, described in the London Walks leaflet as
The Flash Bang Lightning Highlights Tour

Old London 2.15 exit 2 St Paul’s tube. This one ends at the Tower, and in addition to seeing the very moving poppy installation, you could wait and listen to the roll of honour at 16.55, which is what I am planning to do.

Friday 31st October:
No ghost walks for me, instead I shall be doing the pub walk Along the Thames starting at 7.00pm outside Blackfriars tube. This is a walk where we stop at pubs along the way, rather than a walk about pubs, if you take my meaning.
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