Come on one of my walks …

I am qualified walking tour guide, and a member of both the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association and the City of London Guide Lecturers Association.

Why not join me on one of my walks in the real world! Here is my upcoming schedule.

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There are 1½ to 2 hour walks (£12/£9 concs) bookable via: www.footprintsoflondon.com

Or come and join me for FREE! at Tate Modern- see my dates below.

Here is a summary of the next couple of months. Full details below.

Tuesday 7 February, 28 March and 4 April Tate Modern (Artist and Society tour) Free – just turn up @ 11.00 on Level 2 Boiler House
Sunday 12 February Selfridge/West End stores tour  Footprints – pre book £12/£9
Sunday 19 February and Friday 24 February Liberty, Fraternity and Infidelity – the Hidden History of Merton  Footprints – pre book £12/£9
Tuesday 21 February and 1 March Tate Modern (Media Networks tour) Free – just turn up @ 15.00 on Level 4 Boiler House
Sundays 12 March and 30 April On the Dark Side of the City – The Ghastly Ghostly Gore tour Footprints – pre book £12/£9
Tuesday 28 February and 25 April Tate Modern (In the Studio tour) Free – just turn up @ 12.00 on Level 2 Boiler House

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Sunday 12 February @ 11.00

Mr Selfridge and his competitors – tales of the greatest West End stores

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A walk through the heart of the West End shopping district to hear some of the stories behind the famous names.  Hear some of the true stories of Mr Selfridge and why the recent television series is not all it seems. Also learn why John Lewis might be surprised what happened to his company and see where the original Debenhams was located.

£12 (£9 concessions) Advance booking only at:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/stephen-benton-footprints-of-london-4468162721?ref=ebtn

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Sunday 19 February and Friday 24 February @ 14.00

Liberty, Fraternity and Infidelity – the Hidden History of Merton

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Most people will know Merton is the name of a London borough but they would be hard placed to say exactly where the old village was. Nor might they know much of the long and almost forgotten history of Merton.

Merton is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and was an important medieval priory. It was destroyed with the dissolution of the monastries in the 1530s, when King Henry VIII took most of the stone to build a new palace down the road. But there are still some fragments to see today.

In 1801, Lord Nelson set up home with Sir William and Lady Emma Hamilton in Merton. Later in the 19th century, Arts and crafts designer, William Morris had his works on the river at Merton Abbey Mills and this was where Liberty had much of its silk printed.

In the late 19th century John Innes initiated the building of the garden suburb of Merton Park. Gardeners will know of him because of the standardised compost mixes which bear his name. Yet he never knew he would be famous for compost!

Then in the 20th Century, Merton was even home to a film studios!

£12 (£9 concessions) Advance booking only at:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/stephen-benton-footprints-of-london-4468162721?ref=ebtn

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Sundays 12 March and 30 April @ 14.00

On the Dark Side of the City – The Ghastly Ghostly Gore tour

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Learn about the ghostly black dog of Newgate prison and the restless spirits which manifest themselves in a nearby tavern. Hear tales of unpleasant executions such as the protestant believers who were burnt at the stake in the 16th century and the gory public death of scottish patriot William Wallace in 1305. And find out what one church had to do to discourage the body snatchers from raiding their churchyard.

A ghastly ghostly gory walk – not for the faint hearted.

£12 (£9 concessions) Advance booking only at:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/stephen-benton-footprints-of-london-4468162721?ref=ebtn

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I am now doing regular free tours at Tate Modern.

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Tuesdays 7 February, 28 March and 4 April @ 11.00 (Artist and Society tour) meet on Level 2 Boiler House

Tuesdays 28 February and 25 April @ 12.00 (In the Studio tour) meet on Level 2 Boiler House

Tuesdays 21 February and 1 March @ 15.00 (Media Networks tour) meet on Level 4 Boiler House

Wednesday 8 March, Tuesdays 21 March and 11 April and Thursday 27 April @ 11.30 (Object and Architecture tour) meet on Level 2 Switch House

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Email: Stephen@londonpostcodewalks.co.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 7958 916 402

Twitter: @stephensLDN

One thought on “Come on one of my walks …

  1. Just reminiscing about my childhood in SW 18 I used to live on the east hill estate near st georges hospital dad had a shop in st John’s hill called the radio shack (not the USA one) used to walk to clapham junction and the other way to the high street to the Arndale centre then onto king georges park in the 70s I used to go to Eltringham school near that concrete roundabout – dare say east hill has been redeveloped by now? Hated the smell of hops from the Brewery !

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