The Bluebell Girl, the trial venue of last man executed at Tower of London, former British Union of Fascists HQ .....
You may think you know Chelsea, well Rhona's aim is to show you the secret stories of the area - the scandals, the lesser known stories. You'll hear about the former Bluebell Girl immortalised in Sloane Square, the place where the last person to be executed at the Tower Of London was tried; hear about the extraordinary writers, artists, musicians, composers who were all drawn to this area in days gone by - when it was more affordable for mere artists!
If you're not on the guest list, you're not getting in. Come with me to hear about the 'Empress of Pleasure", the evils of alcohol - incuding those who drowned in a tsunami of beer! Join me on a tour which will reveal tales of famous writers and artists and the taverns where they met.... and drank (often to excess).
The list of iconic British music artists who have lived and recorded in NW London is so extensive it is impossible to cover them all in one walk. Starting at West Hampstead tube station on the Jubilee Line we will retrace the steps trodden by musicians as diverse as Dusty Springfield, Joan Armatrading, Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat), Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Adam Ant and.... not forgetting a little known group... The Beatles!
On this tour we will go to the places where the Royals have partied, dined and relaxed. NOT INCUDED ON THIS TOUR - Buckingham Palace or Kensington Palace but you will learn more about the "real" royals and their loves and losses.
The 67 acre site, formerly known as the Railway Lands, is being developed with a sensitivity to the environment, residents visitors and workers. With the involvement of well-known English garden designer Dan Pearson (winner of Best in Show at 2015 Chelsea Flower Show), these new open spaces, squares and general planting, are fast becoming the "destination" for those with an appetite for good living and the good life.
The walk is in Central London - starting at the north end of Park Lane and ending at the south end of it and we'll be weaving our way round the back streets uncovering the stories of .... the good.... the bad..... and the others!
On this unique walk around the City of London I will show you the places - old and new - with special connections to many distinguished, famous and sometimes infamous womem.
The women we will encounter on the walk include some of.... : Elizabeth Fry; Agatha Christie, Margaret Thatcher, Lady Jane Grey, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and even inclues mention of Madonna's connection with the City of London! These tales of the City will be retold through their endlessly fascinating lives.
The iconic streets and buildings which make up the historic City of London have often appeared in newsreels and television dramas. The FLASH BANG WALLOP! tour concentrates on locations which appear in many of our best-loved films, giving you the opportunity to stand on the spot where the film stars themselves once stood.
Some of the films featured on the walk include: Mary Poppins, V for Vendetta, The Queen, Harry Potter and Bridget Jones's Diary. London is instantly recognisable in many scenes but through the magic of film the City has been transformed into some surpirsing and varied guises.
This smart, desirable area of North West London offers some real gems to the intrepid tourist. On this walking tour I'll show you many "firsts" achieved in the area. We'll cross the world-famous (and now listed!) zebra crossing at Abbey Road, see the former site used for rehearsals of a recreation of a 12th century jousting tournament - complete with stories of exiled French Emperors on horseback. Added to that we'll walk along one of the most exclusive shopping streets of London with its designer shops and gastronomic delights.
This ever-popular tour theme will introduce you to the blood-curdling stories of bygone days, including the horrific death suffered by William Wallace - Scottish patriot; the bodysnatchers' pub; the station used by the travelling public on their way to their favourite entertainment of the day - public execution; the She-Wolf of France; the pub where the condemned had their last drink before execution; Deadman's Walk; the creature which still stalks the City; the marketplace where martyrs were boiiled alive and see where the traitors' heads were stuck on spikes.
Jews have a long history in London - going back to the Middle Ages and we'll hear their stories and see the places where they lived and work. London's Jews come from all walks of life, politics, finance, artists, boxers and the tour will include stories of some of ...... Benjamin Disraeli; Nathan Rothschild; Moses Montefiore; Kindertransport; Abram Games, Jacob Epstein; Sam Rubin
Charles Dickens and his family lived and work in many parts of London. Let me show you around London through the life and work of Charles Dickens.
Follow me as I lead you round the streets of London and reveal stories of trials, prisons, law courts and stories of Legal London's past.
Four Hundred years ago 102 passengers left Rotherhithe for a new life in the New World. Join me on a walk through a fascinating part of London. Not only the story of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims but the story of a husband and wife team who were dedicated to their community, another husband and wife team and their "Romeo and Juliet" meeting, a monarch with a strange bedfellow, the story of one of our greatest painters, and the story of the Black Prince from far away land who died in this part of London some 200+ years ago. All this and so much more - it's a fun ride - join me!
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