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Bermondsey Street Festival

Posted by London Guided Walks on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, In : Local History 

Bermondsey Street Market is back on Saturday 19th September. There's something wholesome about a village fete and something quite special in holding one in one the greatest cities in the world. Bermondsey has changed considerably since I first lived there when I first moved to London but the core village and community spirit is as strong as ever. 

We are proud to be providing 1hr walks as part of Bermondsey Street Festival, Saturday 19th September at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm. 
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St John Street, Islington

Posted by London Guided Walks on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, In : Local History 

St John Street, Islington, was originally a lane linking the village of Islington to the City of London.

When you look up St John Street (as in the pic above) you can see a slight incline. That's been made up of gravels from the ice age. Underneath that is London clay. Where the gravel and London clay meet there is a line of fresh water springs. 

Those springs are still evident in place names such as Sadler's Wells and Clerk's Wells, more commonly known as Clerkenwell today.

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Open House this weekend

Posted by London Guided Walks on Thursday, September 18, 2014, In : Local History 
Open House weekend is here again!

This is often your one opportunity in a year to gain access to some of London's amazing buildings for free!
With over 800 buildings, walks and architects's talks, this weekend is a real treat for any lover of London.

With so much choice how do you choose what to see? Well, I would suggest you focus on where you really want to see within a small area.

Southwark
City Hall - office of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, the GLA and London Assembly
London Fire Brigade Muse...

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Hidden London - Wardrobe Place

Posted by London Guided Walks on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : Hidden 

Hidden London - Wardrobe Place, EC4V


Wardrobe Place is a little courtyard just off Carter Lane. This is hidden place in London which feels like the streets were left untouched by the great fire in 1666. This, however, is an illusion as they were all burned down. 

What is the King's wardrobe? 

King’s wardrobe established by medieval king Edward III – kept ceremonial robes of state, on view just as crown jewels are today.

The Wardrobe, originally housed within the Tower of London was where (as ...

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