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The Thames Barrier

Posted by Hazel Baker, London Tour Guide on Friday, June 11, 2021, In : Things to Do in London 

Greenwich Peninsula is the fastest growing area in London and is home to the O2, Emirates AIrline and the Thames Barrier. 


Back in the C16th the peninsula was drained by Dutch engineers before being used as pasture land. 


For over 100 years the peninsula was dominated by the gasworks which primarily produced town gas which is also known as coal gas. 

 

The Thames Barrier spans 520 metres across the river. It was built to protect central London from flooding caused by tidal surges. 


The 10 steel ga...


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Travel Podcast

Posted by Hazel Baker - London Tour Guide on Monday, February 1, 2021, In : Things to Do in London 

I don't know about you, but I am creating a looong list of things I want to do in London post lockdown. I am absolutely delighted to have been invited on Curious Pavel's Travel Podcast where we talked about the less obvious things to do in Covent Garden such as stuffing your face at Mariage Frere or exploring new food fashions at Seven Dials Market. 


Have a listen here and add your recommendations in the comments below!



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The Old Operating Theatre Museum

Posted by Hazel Baker, London Tour Guide on Thursday, June 11, 2020, In : Things to Do in London 

Up a narrow 52-step spiral staircase and in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas' Hospital is the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe. Predating anaesthetics and antiseptics, this atmospheric museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. The original timber framed Herb Garret was once used to dry and store herbs for patients' medicines and in 1822 an operating theatre was included. The Old Operating Theatre Museum has a sp...


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We'll Meet Again for VE Day 75

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, May 8, 2020, In : Things to Do in London 
For the first time in our 150 year history, the Royal Albert Hall will play host to a unique concert.

Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE will perform in an empty Royal Albert Hall in a special free online half-hour concert.

Katherine will sing wartime favourites including The White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again; the latter performed as a virtual duet with Dame Vera Lynn. The timeless song, featuring the lyrics, ‘I know we’ll meet again some sunny day’, epitomised the emotion...
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Rare objects paint a new picture of Bronze Age London

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, February 10, 2020, In : Things to Do in London 

A total of 453 bronze objects dating between c.900 and c.800 have been discovered in Havering, Greater London. They were uncovered by archaeologists from Archaeological Solutions, as part of a planned excavation.

A pair of terret rings will be on display at the Museum of Docklands’ new exhibition: Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery. 

What are terret rings?

Terret rings are believed to have been used to prevent the reins of a horse from tangling on carts. 

These are the first Bronze Age ex...


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Farewell 2019

Posted by Hazel, Director of London Guided Walks on Monday, December 30, 2019, In : Things to Do in London 

As the sun sets on London for the last time in 2019 it's a time to take stock and give thanks.

2019 has been our busiest year to date and it's been wonderful.

We have grown from one woman with a vision to five qualified London tour guides and one professional photographer with a passion for sharing their love of London. We now offer 52 London Events, yes, you read that right, 52!

Throughout the year we have provided 230 London events (public guided walks, private tours and treasure hunt...


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Things to do in London (for Londoners)

Posted by Hazel Baker on Thursday, May 2, 2019, In : Things to Do in London 

We are so lucky to live in such a vibrant world city. Sometimes though, it's hard to find events off the tourist trail and experience the real London.

I am excited to announce the creation of a new Facebook Group 'Things to do in London (for Londoners). This Facebook group is something I have been wanted to do for a while. It's designed as a place to find and share London events which Londoners would enjoy.

Hazel
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