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March 2019

Spring 2019 – Ink Spots

March 5 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
EC2V 6AA, St Paul's tube station
London, EC2V 6AA United Kingdom
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INK SPOTS The last chapter has been written on the history of print journalism and its spiritual home, Fleet Street. Only a few traces of the newspaper world exist but this walk, which starts in another publishing centre, Paternoster Square, recalls some of the people and events that were so prominent in the past. From the Beano and Dandy comics to the mega-tycoons Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook, Robert Maxwell and Rupert Murdoch we turn over the pages of a newspaper…

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Spring 2019 – Wandering Around Wapping

March 22 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tower Hill Underground Station, Tower Hill Underground Station
London, EC3N 4DJ United Kingdom
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This walk is an old favourite and deserves to be re-introduced as part of this programme.  It starts with stories of Oswald Mosley and his attempt to take his Blackshirts through the East End in 1936, includes the tragedy of the bomb that killed over 60 people in a Peabody Estate building and takes us through the Wapping High Street where the tall warehouses are now converted into luxury flats and apartments.  The walk end among the luxury yachts moored…

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April 2019

Spring 2019 – Footsteps in Fitzrovia

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Great Portland Street Station, Great Portland Street Underground Station
London, W1W 5PP United Kingdom
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As the population of London increased steadily, so the attraction of living in a quieter part of the City became popular.  Fitzrovia was an escape from the smells and the slums, close to the shops of Oxford Street and within walking distance of the railway stations of Euston, King’s Cross and St. Pancras.  Once it was the chosen home of the German community and Charlotte Street was known as Charlottenstrasse but many of the elegant homes disappeared as the need…

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May 2019

Spring 2019 – More Secret Gardens

May 3 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Liverpool Street Station, Liverpool Street Station
London, EC2M 7QH United Kingdom
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We should never miss the opportunity to saunter round the City and admire the efforts and skills of the gardening teams who have been busy getting thousands of shrubs, bulbs and young plants into the ground. It happens all over the City in churchyards, the pocket parks, window boxes and those small spaces where nature thrives between all the concrete, glass and steel structures. The walk starts at Liverpool Street Station. Meet at the barrier of Platform 11, Liverpool Street…

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Spring 2019 – Doing the Lambeth Walk

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vauxhall Station, Vauxhall Station
London, SW8 2LN United Kingdom
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The successful pre-war stage musical with its catchy hit tune set the scene for the impoverished area South of the River and opposite the Houses of Parliament.  In the late 18th and 19th centuries entertainment parks like Vauxhall Gardens flourished as thousands enjoyed circus displays, dancing, family days-out, sporting activities and experiencing the thrill of ballooning. All this was taking place within sight of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s London home, Lambeth Palace. There will be an opportunity to visit the…

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