Sunday, 29 May 2016

#plaque366 Golders Green Hippodrome

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series




The Golders Green Hippodrome was designed by the prolific Bertie Crewe – he also had a hand in the Royal Court, The Shaftesbury and Piccadilly theatres among others nationwide.


As a performance venue it has hosted everything from Queen to Stephane Grappelli, from Laurence Olivier to the D'Oyly Catre opera company. the BBC left the building in 2003 and it is now home to an evangelical churh. 






A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Walk of the Week: Thames Beachcombing


Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks
repertoire and put it centre stage.





You can check out the full schedule at www.walks.com.





But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…




Thames Beachcombing

Saturday 4th June 9:00a.m meet at mansion House tube


Beachcombing on the Thames with an archaeologist. It's 10,000 years of history beneath your feet! It's the best possible London souvenir in your pocket - a piece of genuine London history - a mediaeval roof tile (they make perfect candle holders - do dinner party conversation pieces come any better?), an Elizabethan clay pipe, or, if you're lucky something Roman. Or - yes, this has happened - something older, something Mesolithic! Guided by Greer. Oh and do wear sensible shoes. N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends on the stretch of the foreshore in front of the Tate Modern, just over the river from Mansion House Tube and Blackfriars Tube.



Your guide…


Fiona H.
Fiona H. conducts our Thames beachcombing walks. An Inter-tidal Aracheologist (and Archaeological illustrator), she's a leading authority on the Thames foreshore. (She's also excavated in many near Eastern and central European countries. Given papers all over the world...well, you get the idea.) And she's a Super Mum - six children! In her "spare" time she spins.




A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Saturday, 28 May 2016

#plaque366 Mozart

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series





Mozart composed his first symphony at the age of 8 in Ebury Street, Belgravia…













A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Friday, 27 May 2016

#plaque366 Anthony Trollope

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series





In 2015 the Royal Mail placed a plaque in each of the five streets where the first pillar boxes were located. Our example today can be found in Rutland Gate, Kensington…










A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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