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Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in weekly 20 minute weekly episodes with qualified London tour guide Hazel Baker from londonguidedwalks.co.uk

There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail! You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook.

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59. Big Ben

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60. Virginia Woolf & The Bloomsbury Set
The Bloomsbury Set embraced a new culture where sexual equality and freedoms were not only practiced but celebrated. They searched for definitions of the good, true, and beautiful. They supported sexual equality and freedom, informality and fierce intellectual debate. All largely at odds with their strict Victorian upbringings. Hear your host Hazel Baker, discuss all things Bloomsbury with Enke Huang, from the Foundling Museum. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/060-virginia-woolf-and-the-bloomsbury-set
18:07
June 17, 2021
59. Big Ben
The clock tower of the houses of parliament is not only an icon for London but for the UK. It’s a symbol for democracy and evokes a sense of national pride. It is also one of the Top 5 selfie spots in the world, along with London Bridge, Paris’s Eiffel Tower and Rome’s Coliseum. To accompany this podcast I have put together a colouring-in sheet for our younger listeners with some of the key facts about Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower. You can download that by visiting londonguidedwalks.co.uk/podcast and click on episode 59. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/059-big-ben
19:40
June 10, 2021
58. Greenwich Palace and Hospital
Greenwich has some of the finest architecture in London. Join tour guides Hazel and Ian as they discuss how Greenwich Palace became Greenwich Hospital. We cover the Tudors and Stewarts and how the British Monarchy created a different identity to that of their counterparts in France.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/058-greenwich-palace-and-hospital
19:55
June 3, 2021
57. The Gerald Coke Handel Collection
The Gerald Coke Handel Collection is the biggest private collection of Handel memorabilia in the world and is on display at the Foundling Museum. Katharine Hogg is the Librarian of the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, where she has worked for over 20 years and will be sharing her vast knowledge and deep love for the Collection. We cover the charity benefit concerts Handel did and how he reworked an unknown piece to make it a sensational hit which is still widely performed across England to this day. Find out how much a star soprano would have been paid compared to a viola player, how the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens created the perfect environment for Handel's Water Music and who benefitted most from Handel's will. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/057-the-gerald-coke-handel-collection
21:31
May 27, 2021
56. London's Black Cab Legacy
Today we are going to be talking about the famous black London cab, a celebrated icon of London life which are relied upon by millions of travellers, tourists and Londoners alike. Find answers to questions such as: Where was London's first taxi rank? Why Are Black Cabs Called Hackney Cabs? Where does the word taxi come from? What are Cabmen's Shelters? Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/056-londons-black-cab-legacy
19:43
May 20, 2021
55. The Regency Cook
Join Hazel as she talks with Paul Couchman, The Regency Cook, about the influence of the Regency period on food, French chefs, and fanciful flavours. What would you recognise if you walked into a Regency Kitchen? What were the most popular foods and flavours? Listen now to find out. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/055-the-regency-cook
20:59
May 14, 2021
54. The Festival of Britain
What was the Festival of Britain and was it a success? Hear how the festival planted the seeds for optimism in post war Britain and how Londoners are still benefiting from its legacy. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/054-the-festival-of-britain
20:20
May 6, 2021
53. Benjamin Franklin in London
There is one special place in London that has a strong connection with Franklin and that is Benjamin Franklin House which is a museum in a terraced Georgian house on Craven Street and is the world's only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin. The house itself dates from c. 1730, and is a grade I listed property. Since opening to the public on 17 January 2006, Franklin's 300th birthday, the House has welcomed more than 140,000 visitors. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/053-benjamin-franklin-in-london
19:46
April 29, 2021
52. St George's Day
St George and his dragon are woven into the very fabric of London. You’ll find references to him all over town and so I thought that I would share with you some of the best St George's Day themed places in London which you can visit yourselves and if you're overseas, don't worry, I have photos and videos for you in the show notes below. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/052-st-georges-day.php
19:47
April 22, 2021
51. Walk Through London's Forgotten Places
Have you wandered through London and noticed hints to its past?  Guest Anthony Chalmers talks to us of London's ever-changing environment and how green spaces "London lungs" need to be fought for.  Places mentioned include South Norwood Country Park, Ravensbourne River, Crayford Marshes, Sydenham Hill Wood, River Lee, the Thames River, Deptford, Honour Oak Park. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/051-walk-through-londons-forgotten-places
20:02
April 15, 2021
50. History of Shoreditch
Today we are going to be talking about the area of Shoreditch in the East End of London that forms the southern part of the London Borough of Hackney. Nowadays it's a creative hub with colourful street art, hip pubs and cafes, edgy galleries and popular nightclubs. But it hasn't always been a haven for street artists, the man bun and smashed avocado junkies. So, let's start at the very beginning how Shoreditch got its name.... Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/050-history-of-shoreditch
19:09
April 8, 2021
49. Myths of Regency Dress
Think Bridgerton was raunchy? It's nothing compared to some of the styles of dress during the Regency period. Hear Hazel chat with dress historian Hilary Davidson who busts some of Regency style dress myths including corsets, visible nipples, the invention of the trouser and whether Mr Darcy was correct to wear breeches and shirt when he plunged into the lake back in 1996. All shall be revealed! Polite note: breasts, nipples and groins are mentioned in this episode.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/049-myths-of-regency-dress
19:30
April 1, 2021
48. Leper Houses in London
In this episode, Hazel discusses with City of London tour guide Ian McDiarmid leprosy in London and how the modern view of lepers seems to distort the medieval view of them. Want to know how zombies feature in this episode? Have a listen! Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/048-leper-houses-in-london
20:20
March 26, 2021
47. Victorian Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park
Did you know the world's first Jurassic Park was actually in Crystal Palace Park? It's been said that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were fascinated by the dinosaur displays in Crystal Palace and had visited the site several times. Have you been? Hear Hazel talk with Sarah Slaughter about these wonderful life-sized dinosaurs. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/047-victorian-dinosaurs-in-crystal-palace-park
20:56
March 19, 2021
46. Beer, The Bard & Historic Buildings of Bankside
Join tour guides Hazel and Stephen as they discuss the wonderful history of the area around Borough Market, known as Bankside. In this episode we discuss beer, brewing, trading and also drinking it. Stephen shares some of his favourite historic pubs with links to literary greats such as Shakespeare and Chaucer. Learn how special effects caused The Globe Theatre to burn to the ground, how Borough's marked history begins with the Romans and the highlights of Southwark Cathedral. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/046-beer-bard-historic-buildings-of-bankside
20:51
March 12, 2021
45. Drawing London's Buildings
London has wonderfully eclectic array of architectural styles. In episode 45, London tour guide Hazel Baker talks to architect and artist Christian Coop about his inspiration for drawing London's buildings and how understanding the history of the building and street helps tell a richer story. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast.  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts.  Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/045-drawing-londons-buildings
20:14
March 5, 2021
44. Tudor London & John Stow
Tudor London & John Stow episode description: If you want to gain a vivid view of Tudor London, a London that was mostly lost due to the Great Fire of London, then you need to familiarise yourself with John Stow’s ‘Survey of London’. Join London Tour Guide Hazel Baker and City of London tour guide Ian McDiarmid as they discuss Tudor London and the man behind the ink and quill.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/044-tudor-london-and-john-stow
21:21
February 26, 2021
43. London Fog
For over 200 years, London fog defined our city. It's brought confusion, suicide, and tragic death, but also reassuring anonymity, romanticize mystery, and an intangible beauty.  Joining Hazel in this episode is Dr Elizabeth Dearnley, author of the book called Into the London Fog. She will discuss how London fog has inspired writers, filmmakers, and herself.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.uk/043-london-fog.php
22:22
February 19, 2021
42. How the National Gallery Began
Get to know the man behind the beginnings of the National Gallery. With the assistance of artists such as Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West, John Julius Angerstein started to establish a collection of Old Master Paintings. In total, he collected 38 important works of art, some were displayed at Woodlands and others at his rooms at his town house at 100 Pall Mall. Many of Angerstein’s earlier purchases of pictures for his collection were by British artists. By 1804, Angerstein’s collection, at that stage consisting of only 25 paintings, was said to be the best and most celebrated collection in Great Britain.  Join Hazel as she gets to know John Julius Angerstein, the man behind the National Gallery.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.uk/042-john-julius-angerstein
20:17
February 12, 2021
41. London's Medieval Friaries
Medieval London was a very different place, with large walled off precincts for friaries. Join Hazel and Ian as they explore what the  friaries were, how they differed monasteries, what Londoners thought of them and what Blackfriars precinct would have been like.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.co.uk/041-londons-medieval-friaries.php
20:08
February 5, 2021
40. Charles Dickens in Greenwich
Victorian author Charles Dickens writes about Greenwich in a number of places, including magazines, such as The Uncommercial Traveller and Household Words and also in some of his novels such as Bleak House and Our Mutual friend. Sometimes it's the smallest of small mentions, such as in David Copperfield, to full descriptions of the fun of Greenwich Fair in Sketches by Boz. Join Hazel as she shares her love of Greenwich and Charles Dickens.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: https://londonguidedwalks.uk/040-charles-dickens-in-greenwich.php
15:04
January 29, 2021
39. London's Frost Fairs
If you have ever walked along the Southbank between Shakespeare's Globe and Borough Market then you would have walked under Southwark Bridge. In the pedestrian underpass you may have noticed five large pieces of slate along the southern wall. The slates have been engraved by Richard Kindersley and shows a scene of a long lost London event; the Frost Fair.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.u/039-londons-frost-fairs
18:23
January 22, 2021
38. The Black Death: London's First Plague
Even after 671 years the Black Death has left its mark on London reminding us of the devastation that disease can inflict on communities. With the help of my colleague Ian McDiarmid we are going to investigate London during the Black Death which wiped out half of the population within nine months. We will look at how the Black Death got its name, how it spread, what people thought was causing it and what the authorities did to try and stop it. We will look at how we buried our dead and challenge some of the myths surrounding the Black Death in London.  So, get a cup of tea and join us for a 20 minute delve into London's first plague. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality.  There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/038-the-black-death
20:13
January 15, 2021
37. Bridgerton & Regency London
Bridgerton is the latest Netflix original series produced by Grey's anatomy, Shonda Rhimes. This period drama is based on Julia Quinn's novels set in Regency London. Even if you haven't read the books or even like the idea of a love child of Nanny McPhee and a wedding decorator, the true stars of the series are the filming locations themselves, many of them in London. Hazel shares with you and little bit of the Regency London history from the places mentioned in Bridgerton, either in the books or the latest TV series. Don't worry. You don't have to be familiar with the work at all. Just sit back and let me take you back to Regency London.   Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/037-bridgerton-regency-london
19:09
January 8, 2021
36. Brexit and the City of London
We all know Brexit means Brexit... Putting politics aside, what does Brexit mean for the City of London? Join your host Hazel Baker as she speaks with City of London tour guide Ian McDiarmid who tells us more about the history being made today and the effects that will have on the City of London and the UK as a whole.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/036-brexit-in-the-city
19:39
January 1, 2021
35. A Tudor Christmas
Join Hazel as we are going back to a Christmas before industrialisation, even before the reformation and Puritan rule, before Christmas trees, Christmas crackers and yes, even Santa Claus.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/035-a-tudor-christmas
18:54
December 18, 2020
34. London's Old Shops: Food and Drink
Did you know there are shops in London that are over 300 years old? Join Hazel as she shares her favourite old shops for food and drink. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/034-londons-old-shops-food-and-drink
19:58
December 11, 2020
33. London's Pillar Boxes
Pillar boxes are a symbol of Britain, a national design icon. Something we pass by on the street everyday but they have a long and interesting history which we can journey through today…. Joanna Espin, Curator of the Postal Museum is going to be giving us a run down of three pillar boxes you can get out and see in London and take you on a whistle stop tour of London’s post box history.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/033-londons-pillar-boxes
19:30
December 4, 2020
32. Medieval Guilds
The economic role played by London was became more and more significant for the royal government in Medieval times. They set national standards in aspects of commercial activity as well as for the supplying essential goods such as food and textiles. There are strongly held notions of corporate history among London’s livery companies, where connections with the crown and the monarch feature prominently.  What are guilds and how did the come about? Join London tour guides Hazel Baker and Ian McDiarmid as they discuss medieval guilds.   Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/032-medieval-guilds
20:01
November 27, 2020
31. Abandoned London Underground Stations
Join us as we discuss London’s disused underground stations with London Transport Museum’s Siddy Holloway as she shares the hidden London underneath our feet.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/031-abandoned-london-underground-stations
20:25
November 20, 2020
30. Quirky Street Names - Little Britain
What do Benjamin Franklin, John Milton and Samuel Johnson have in common?  Find out on our latest episode where Hazel talks about the street Little Britain in the City of London.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/030-little-britain
18:42
November 14, 2020
29. Victorian Harp Makers
What do Jamie Oliver, Queen Victoria and harps have in common? Find out on our latest episode where Moira Bonnington talks with Hazel about her investigation into four generations of harp makers in Fitzrovia.   Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/029-harp-makers-of-fitzrovia
19:01
November 6, 2020
28. A Georgian Ghost Story
Have you heard of The Ghost of Cock Lane? Join London Tour Guide, Hazel Baker as she share this rather unusual Georgian ghost story in London History Podcast's Halloween Special Episode. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/028-the-ghost-of-cock-lane
16:51
October 30, 2020
27. The South Sea Bubble
London's history has been punctuated by financial crises such as the dot com bubble and the 2008 Crash. But perhaps one of the most famous crisis in London was The South Sea Bubble in 1720. Let's get to the bottom of this early 18th century crises with City of London Tour Guide, Ian McDiarmid and London Tour Guide, Hazel Baker.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/027-the-south-sea-bubble
21:45
October 22, 2020
26. The Seven Noses of Soho
Learn about the varied history behind some of the best of Soho's architecture along with artistic facial features in an ever-changing community. Join Hazel Baker, London Tour Guide, in A Nosey Around Soho.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/026-the-seven-noses-of-soho
17:57
October 15, 2020
25. The British Museum
The British Museum has re-opened. With a new one way route, Ian McDiarmid (City of London Tour Guide) and Hazel Baker (London Tour Guide) have visited twice and now share the best bits in this week's episode.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/025-the-british-museum
20:53
October 8, 2020
24. The Walbrook in Roman London
"The river Walbrook is the shortest but one of the most important of London's lost rivers. This Roman London water source is now entirely hidden and has largely been forgotten. Join London tour guides Hazel Baker and Ian McDiarmid as they take you back to Londinium, when the Walbrook was more than a street name."   Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/024-the-walbrook-in-roman-london
19:25
October 1, 2020
23. London's Historic Pubs
With over 3,000 pubs in London, we have handpicked some of the most interesting places and unique facts for you to start adding these pubs on your ‘Places to Visit’ list.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/023-londons-historic-pubs
20:25
September 24, 2020
22. The Havering Hoard
Did you know about The Havering Hoard? Join Hazel Baker and Ian McDiarmid as they give you the full visitor experience review about the Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery from the Museum of London, Docklands.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/022-the-havering-hoard
19:36
September 17, 2020
21: London Area Names - Animal Edition
What’s in a name? Join London tour guides Hazel Baker and Ian McDiarmid as they discuss the animal-related names of parts of London.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/021-london-area-names-animal-edition
18:29
September 11, 2020
20. The Great Fire of London - How It Began
Join Hazel Baker and Ian McDiarmid as they revisit the story of how The Great Fire of London began and how it shaped the face of the new City of London.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/020-the-great-fire-of-london-how-it-began
19:37
September 4, 2020
19. London Coffeehouses
Ever wondered how the coffee tasted before in London’s old coffeehouses? Is it similar to Starbucks, Costa Coffee, or Caffe Nero? Join Hazel Baker and Ian McDiarmid in this episode where they talk about all things coffee and its main role in the 17th century.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/019-london-coffeehouses
18:47
July 31, 2020
18. Victorian Photographs
With the invention of photography, who knew it would revolutionise culture and communication? Images of real life could be captured for prosperity and sent across the world. Portraits of royalty and other celebrities, far more accurate than paintings, allowed members of the public to feel that they were viewing these people in the flesh. In this episode, we are with guest Colin Webb, who helps making history more accessible and telling the stories that we as a culture may have forgotten, and he does this by adding colour to black and white photos. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Check out the show notes for transcript and links for recommended reading:  londonguidedwalks.co.uk/018-victorian-photography
17:34
July 24, 2020
17. The Proms & The Royal Albert Hall
The Proms is a classical music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Its aim is to bring the best in classical music to the widest possible audience. Join Hazel as she shares stories of how the proms began, where it gets its name, how politics has sometimes clashed with the event and how a stag was released from Door 1 at the Last Night of the Proms. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading:  londonguidedwalks.co.uk/017-the-proms-and-the-royal-albert-hall
18:55
July 17, 2020
16. Women in 1920s London
What was it like to be a woman in 1920s London? Rubbing shoulders with big names such a Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw and having friends such as Lady Astor and Emmeline Pankhurst. Listen to this weeks episode and find out more. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/016-women-in-1920s-london
22:02
July 9, 2020
15. Movies Filmed in London
In this episode, we'll have a look at how the world's greatest city has been portrayed on film, taking in everything from the glory days of Ealing to the use of the modern metropolis as the background for blockbusters. Join Hazel Baker (Qualified London Tour Guide) and Richard Luck (Feature writer, critic and author) as they discuss movies that are filmed in London. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/015-movies-filmed-in-london
17:54
July 2, 2020
14: Postcards from London's Past
Join London Tour Guide Hazel as be meets with Helen Baggott who shares the true stories revealed through postcards sent more than a hundred years ago. Helen Baggott is a writer and editor from Dorset. She began researching postcards almost 20 years ago and so far has researched more than 300 – with more in the wings. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/014-postcards-from-londons-past
19:50
June 26, 2020
13. London Statues: Medical Women
How many statues of named women are there in London? Listen to London Tour Guide Hazel as she tells the lives of four pioneering women who made their own contributions to medical science. Three have a statue in London but one does not... Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/013-london-statues-of-medical-women
18:57
June 18, 2020
12: The Old Operating Theatre Museum
Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas' Hospital, The Old Operating Theatre Museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery.  Listen to London Tour Guide Hazel Baker and Marketing and Events Manager Monica Walker discuss its history including the use of the herb garret and the types of operations which were performed there. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/012-the-old-operating-theatre-museum
19:41
June 11, 2020
11. London's Coffeehouses and Commerce
Join London tour guides Hazel Baker and Ian McDiarmid as they discuss London's Coffeehouses how they enables the financial revolution in the 18th century. Find out where Londoners get their bowls of coffee from a history-making entrepreneur. Hear how the Bank of England, the Stock Exchange and the Royal Exchange began. Find out how we get the phrase to hear a pin drop and where you would have needed to go to sample London's best cherry brandy and sandwiches.   Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/011-londons-coffeehouses-and-commerce
18:51
June 4, 2020
10. London's Folklore
Ever wondered whether the stories we hear ring with an element of truth? Explore with Hazel from London Guided Walks and Vanessa from London Dreamtime the curious world of London's folklore and how the opaque curtain between fact and fiction moves organically. Vanessa Woolf is a professional storyteller inspired by the history and folklore of London. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/010-londons-folklore
18:17
May 29, 2020
9: Music Halls and Cabaret - from yesterday to today
Modern cabaret and burlesque shows can trace their roots back to the taverns and coffee houses of 18th century London. Hear how they grew in popularity and made history. Making history today is Ivy Paige, international showgirl, singer and burlesque queen. Hear Ivy's experiences backstage and what it's really like working in the world of cabaret in London. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading:londonguidedwalks.co.uk/009-music-halls-and-cabaret
16:34
May 21, 2020
8. The Monument to the Great Fire of London
Join Hazel and Ian as they discuss the iconic Monument to the Great Fire of London which commemorates one of the most famous events in London’s history. This impressive structure invites over 150,000 visitors each year to climb the 311 spiral steps to enjoy one of the best views over the City. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/008-the-monument
18:44
May 14, 2020
7. True London Spy Stories
Have you ever wondered how much of the James Bond stories are true? We all know 007 is a fictional character but the inspiration for the stories has to come from somewhere. Join our London tour guides Hazel Baker and Rob Smith as they discuss true spy stories connected to London! Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/007-true-london-spy-stories
19:52
May 8, 2020
6. Lost London - Hockley in the Hole
Welcome one, welcome all to Hockley in the Hole! Join our London tour guide Hazel Baker as we discuss the history of the Hockley in the Hole, a once famed Bear Garden In Clerkenwell, London.  Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/006-hockley-in-the-hole-clerkenwell
17:47
May 1, 2020
5. Dragons of London
The 23rd of April is not only Shakespeare's birthday but also St George's Day. St George is the patron saint of England. There are several ways for us to mark the occasion but this year join our tour guide Hazel Baker and Hannah Chutspah a Chief Dragon Twitcher as they talk about The Dragons of London! Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/005-the-dragons-of-london
17:52
April 23, 2020
4. The Crown Jewels
Over 30 million people have seen the Crown Jewels in their present setting at the Tower of London and are possibly the most visited objects in Britain. Listen to  London tour guide Hazel Baker discuss with London junkie Zoe Merritt some of the unknown details of the Crown Jewels. Can you tell your diadems from your tiaras? What's the oldest piece in the collection? What's the most recent addition to the collection? Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading:londonguidedwalks.co.uk/004-the-crown-jewels
19:27
April 17, 2020
3. Childhood Foods
Join London tour guide Hazel Baker as she explores her own childhood memories, those of fellow tour guide Ian McDiarmid and also those of her mother. Food helps shape the identity of people's whole life experiences. It's a bonding ritual between friends, families and communities. Can you remember a children's birthday party when you went to as a child which didn't have food? No? Me neither. Being a child from the 1980s many of my memories are of psychedelic foods; bread and butter with hundreds and thousands, iced gems, pineapple and cheese on a cocktail stick and jelly and ice cream. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/003-childhood-foods
19:50
April 12, 2020
2. Fantastic Beasts in London
Join London tour guide Hazel Baker as she explores the history of animals in London. Get your coat ready, we are going back to the ice age before travelling time through Medieval. Elizabethan, Victorian London. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/002-fantastic-beasts-in-london
17:26
April 4, 2020
1. Roman London: An Introduction
Join London guides Hazel Baker and Ian McDiarmid as they discuss Roman London. Find out how London's history begins with the Romans, when they came to Britain, why they chose the area to build Londinium. Hear about the trades that went on inside Londinium, what goods were made there and what they imported. Discover what of Roman London there is left to explore. Learn things about London that most Londoners don't even know in a 20 minute espresso shot episode of London history with a splash of personality. There's so much we can't fit into our tours, no matter how hard we try. This London history podcast is where we can get down and dirty with the detail!  You're not going to find this level of detail in any guidebook. Let us know if there's a particular person, event or place you want to know more about in our podcast. Send us your suggestion / request. Rate, Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Show notes, including transcript, photos and recommended reading: londonguidedwalks.co.uk/001-an-introduction-to-roman-london
19:35
March 22, 2020
London History Podcast
An introduction to our London history podcast. Find out what it’s all about!
00:38
March 21, 2020