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Tower Hill to Wapping

Explore streets once lined with pirates\' pubs and brothels bulging with sailors. Hear their tales. Wonder at Victorian engineering and 20th century Docks...

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Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood

The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood (part of the V & A) aims to encourage everyone to explore the themes of childhood past and present and develop...

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Dramas and Dissent

Shoreditch and Hoxton

A stone’s throw to the north-east of its ancient city wall stands London’s most dynamically changing...

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Woolwich Arsenal

Fire Power

The Firepower Royal Artillery Museum gives an insight into artillery and the role that Gunners and their...

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Canary Wharf

Art & Architecture walking tour

This spectacular part of Docklands began as a – risky - vision of an integrated commercial development...

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A Lover\'s Guide to Greenwich

This is a light hearted walk, hand in hand, with some of English histories most famous lovers. Discover the spot where Henry VIII danced with Anne Boleyn...

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Fan Museum

The Fan Museum is the only museum in the world devoted in its entirety to all aspects of the ancient art and craft of the fan.

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Shakespearean London

See the site of London\'s first purpose-built theatre. Tour the medieval streets frequented by Shakespeare during his years in London, continue to Elizabethan...

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Charles Dickens

Imagine the eastern quarter of the city that Dickens described. This tour passes through the enthralling area of Spitalfields, home to varied groups of...

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The East End Old & New

London\'s poorest borough has over the centuries hosted waves of hopeful immigrants in search of a better life. All have left their imprint on the area...

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Docklands

21st century London

The riverside district on the Eastern edge of London has exploded into Manhattan-on-Thames in just 20...

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Three Mills

The Grade I listed House Mill is the largest tidal mill left standing in Britain. The flow of water is controlled by sluice gates. Tidal energy powered...

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Greenwich: Where Time Begins

At the stroke of midnight 1999, the World\'s attention was focused on a small London Riverside town. Home of the World\'s Prime Meridian, the new Millennium...

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The Big Knickers Walk

Bridget Jones’ Diary

What DOES come after happily ever after, Bridget? See where Hugh and Colin duked it out in Borough Market...

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Greenwich Old and New

A view from the River: Location, Location, Location

Greenwich\'s fortunes have always been dependent on its Riverside position. This tour beside the River...

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Christ Church Spitalfields

a Hawksmoor masterpiece

Christ Church Spitalfields, one of the 50 new churches proposed by 1711 Act of Parliament at the time...

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Parks, Gardens & Open Spaces

Leafy East London

Industrial pollution destroyed most of East London’s nurseries, market gardens, botanic gardens and...

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Music Hall Theatre

London\'s oldest music hall, dating to 1858, was recently featured on the BBC programme "Restoration". This great survivor once provided a variety...

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Geffrye Museum

The museum, set in the former 18th century almshouses of the Ironmongers\' Company, illustrates the history of furniture-making, for which Shoreditch was...

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Cockney Reminiscences

When we were kids you played in the street and left your doors unlocked – then war came! A time of hardship and happiness when the unique Cockney sense...

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Multicultural London

Around one in three of all Londoners belong to an ethnic minority group. One in two black and Asian Britons is under 25.

Londoners include residents from...

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Blackheath

Once the haunt of highwaymen and revolting peasants, and setting for occasions of royal splendour, Blackheath boasts some glorious architecture - from...

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Southwark Cathedral

The first church here was a Saxon Minster. It was refounded in 1106 as the Augustinian Priory of St Mary Overie by the Bishop of Winchester, whose town...

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Theatre

There are many theatrical associations in East London. Your guide will help you plan your visit, according to your interest and your available time.

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Greenwich and Deptford regeneration tour

The designation of Greenwich as a world heritage site and the building of the millennium dome on the North Greenwich peninsula, have both proved to be...

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Royal Greenwich by Coach

A panoramic tour

This panoramic tour will trace the rich royal history of Greenwich and its surrounding towns and villages...

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City Churches

Christopher Wren has to have been the canniest architect in the history of architecture! He came along just as a new King was enthusing about the latest...

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Fashion

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Brunel Engine House

The Thames Tunnel (Rotherhithe to Wapping), the first tunnel to be built underwater through soft ground, was built by (Sir) Marc Brunel, using a tunnelling...

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Pumphouse Museum

The Pumphouse Educational Museum is a unique venue on the Rotherhithe peninsula, featuring the Rotherhithe Heritage Museum and a variety of historical...

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Newham Regeneration & 2012

There\'s more happening in Newham than in most London boroughs. Newham\'s shops and restaurants reflect its multicultural mix. The first "Big Brother...

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The Great Fire of London

Tour the world\'s financial centre, the City of London. Imagine as it was in 4th September 1666 after a fire broke out in a baker\'s oven. In four days the...

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East London Churches

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National Maritime Museum

The largest maritime museum in the wold, housing naval artefacts, maritime paintings, ship models, wooden sailing boats, royal barges and historic photographs...

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North Woolwich Station Museum

North Woolwich Old Station Museum is a family-friendly museum with lots of hands-on activities for youngsters. Admire carriages, locomotives, a 1920s ticket...

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London Fields to Spitalfields

London Fields - a village green in the heart of Hackney, home of London\'s only Olympic-size Lido. Stroll through the market, across the canal, to Hackney...

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Hackney

From the borough\'s tranquil bird sanctuary and reservoir in the north to the pretty Georgian terraces in the west, the Olympic Lea Valley to the east and...

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Legal London

Exploring the Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice

We visit one of the most picturesque parts of London, steeped in history, where lawyers have lived and...

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Stepping out in Stepney

Step out in Stepney to discover the hidden depths of this ancient London borough. From its Victorian schools and the charity that cared for thousands of...

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Heart of Hackney

Hackney\'s fascinating, modern, local museum, housed in the new Hackney library, tells the story of Hackney, from the Saxons to C21. On the same square...

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East End Markets

(Sundays only)

The East End of London has a vibrant market scene which is best explored with a knowledgeable guide....

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Greenwich Architectural Treasure Trail

The borough of Greenwich is home to some of the most outstanding architecture in london. From the neo classical splendour of the Queen’s House by Inigo...

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Film Locations

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Sovereigns, Sailors, Skulls and Shipwrights

Deptford is one of London\'s most historic Riverside towns. Once the site of the most important Shipyard in England, it has a rich maritime history, home...

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The Lea and The Greenway

A walking or cycling tour of the Lea Navigation, Three Mills, and the Greenway, to observe 2012 developments

A tour around the Lea River \'delta\', with views of Bazalgette\'s \'Cathedral to Sewerage\' at Abbey Mills...

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Ragged School Museum

The Museum was opened in 1990 in three canalside warehouses in Copperfield Road, East London. These buildings were previously used by Dr Barnardo to house...

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Museum in Docklands

A fascinating museum, housed in a 19th century warehouse, illustrating the history of London as a port since before the Ancient Romans. The London Docks...

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Leyton & Leytonstone

One of London’s 2012 Games host boroughs, this also is the birthplace of David Beckham, Sir Alfred Hitchcock and many other famous names. Once the countryside...

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City

‘Old Jewry’ says it all. In 1066 William the Conqueror brought with him his personal Jews to handle the money side of his Conquest. Old Jewry was London...

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Londinium - The Roman City

In today\'s financial district, discover the origins of London - Roman Londinium - the walls, bathhouses, forum, temple, amphitheatre and fort of the largest...

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Charlton House

Charlton House is the finest and best preserved Jacobean mansion in London. The design is attributed to John Thorpe (c.1560-1620), one of the earliest...

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The Canary Wharf Story

The most pristine pavements you will ever see in London!

What has made vibrant Canary Wharf the most talked-about chapter in the Dockland’s regeneration game...

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Jamestown Quatercentenary

The founding of Jamestown in Virginia in 1607 created America’s first permanent English colony and sparked a series of cultural encounters that helped...

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Contemporary Art

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Dollshouses, Town Houses and Bath Houses

Bethnal Green to Brick Lane

Wealthy merchants and silk weavers used to live around this village green. See Bethnal Green\'s Tudor...

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Thames River Pirates

The Thames has always been London\'s jugular. It has always attracted blood-suckers. Come for a tour through Wapping beside old Father Thames. Let\'s see...

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Shoreditch & Hoxton

Clowns and Clubs

Shakespeare was here. From the site of London’s first purpose-built theatre, we see how the performing...

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Old Royal Observatory

Greenwich Planetarium

Built by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II, ORO contains a comprehensive collection of astronomical...

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Markets & Restaurants

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Relishing the Royals

New industry and business has flowed into the space left by departed world shipping. Future Olympic venue ExCeL stands surrounded by new hotels, restaurants...

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Jewish East End

On this tour we follow the trail of London\'s Jewish community from the 17th century through to the 20th century while discovering the fascinating area...

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Hackney Museum

Local history museum, housed in Hackney\'s new Library building. See an Anglo Saxon log boat, more than 1,000 years old, found in Springfield Park, near...

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Turner, Tobacco and a Mystic Swede

An Exploration of Wapping - Walking Tour

Wapping is an area whose history is inextricably linked with the development of wharves and docks and...

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Design Museum

The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums of modern and contemporary design. Since its foundation in 1989, the museum has won international...

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Horniman Museum

Frederick Horniman was a 19th C tea trader with a passion for collecting. He opened his house in Forest Hill to the public, and in 1891 bequeathed the...

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Old Royal Naval College

World Heritage Site. Fine Baroque architecture. In the Painted Hall, which was originally intended as Greenwich Hospital\'s refectory, Sir James Thornhill...

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Island Exploration

Discover the Isle of Dogs

Have you ever wondered about the origins of this mysterious name and why inabitants of this area call...

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St Dunstan’s Stepney

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Social History

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William Morris & Vestry House

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East London Sport

Not only is East London the site of the 2012 Olympic Park but the birthplace of England’s most famous footballer, David Beckham, whose Football Academy...

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Sinister East End

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Rangers House

Ranger\'s House is an elegant Georgian villa built in 1723, which became the official residence of the \'Ranger of Greenwich Park\' after 1815, when the post...

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Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace is a fascinating combination of a luxurious Art Deco home and an important medieval royal palace. Initially a moated manor house bought by...

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Dalston

Multicultural London in a nutshell

Dalston’s transformation from scruffy north-east London suburb to “the coolest place to live in Britain...

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East London Street Art

London Blue Badge tourist guides have been doing tours of East London for decades – long before Street Art was trendy and when people only ever spoke...

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Bow

Bow is an ancient area of East London which borders the London 2012 Games site. It was also the site of the Match Girls dispute in 1888 which changed the...

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Queen’s House

Palladian-style villa, designed by Inigo Jones in 1616 for King James I\'s Queen Anne of Denmark. The Great Hall, with original black and white stone floor...

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2012 Venues

The Olympic Park and other venues

Let us tell you a positive story about London 2012 - the greening of a grey area, the transformation...

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Jack the Ripper

The Victorian police were completely unprepared for a serial killer who took away body parts and returned them accompanied by gloating letters. The horror...

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Canary Wharf to Wapping

Enjoy a walk from the newest developments in the capital at Canary Wharf to the old cobbled streets of Wapping, taking in vistas of the Thames and the...

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Thames Barrier Visitors Centre

Permanent exhibition explaining the construction and function of the Thames Barrier. Café. Run by the Environment Agency.

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The Secret City

2,000 years and still going strong

From fish to options, the City of London evolved over two millennia as a market hub and a world centre...

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Rock & Roll

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Sutton House

Sutton House, named after Thomas Sutton, (founder of Charterhouse School in 1611), is the oldest domestic building in East London. It is now known that...

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Royal and Maritime Greenwich

A walking tour

Few places in London have such a rich and varied history as this small riverside town. Birthplace of...

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Wanstead

This very popular tour shows a rare gem in East London with its three village greens and associations with a vast number of famous names such as Sir Isaac...

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Tower Hamlets

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Stratford East

New Eurostar Gateway and Olympic centre, Stratford was once a village in a rural Essex of mills and monasteries, then transformed into London\'s industrial...

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Silks & Spice

Spitalfields and Brick Lane

Monasteries, Market gardens, Murder, Markets and Modern architecture - all feature in this tour. With...

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Secret Southwark

Many people are now familiar with the sites of Bankside but this tour delves into another side of Southwark away from the tourist trail. Two small art...

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Walthamstow

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Science

There are so many scientific stories to be told. Follow quiet paths by waterways, past mills where corn was once ground to feed London. Hear about the...

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Art galleries

New young experimental work abounds in abandoned warehouse studios that are not yet converted into bijoux apartments. Find international exhibitions in...

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The Rotherhithe Peninsula

A Page in London’s Docks’ Regeneration Story

The tour tracks some of the network of channels and waterways dug out centuries ago to harbour London...

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