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 of London history in a podcast 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.
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. Full show notes can be found here: http://www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk/030-little-britain.php
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.
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 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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Further info in the show notes
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.
Discover what of Roman London there is left to explore.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
Sponsored by www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk
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. Sponsored by www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk
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!
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?
Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond. William Dalrymple
Keeping the Jewel in the Crown: The British Betrayal of India
The Crown Jewels: The Official Illustrated History
Portrait of Queen Charlotte by Sir Joshua Reynolds
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.
Show notes including chocolate concrete recipe
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.
For show notes and recommended reading visit: londonguidedwalks.co.uk
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.
Roman London Related Blog posts: https://bit.ly/33yS4ME
Roman London Amphitheatre Virtual Tour: https://bit.ly/33ABVWZ
Outside Roman London: Roadside burials by the Walbrook stream
Londinium: A Biography: Roman London from its Origins to the Fifth Century (Criminal Practice Series)
Roman London (The Archaeology of London)