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Newton's Darker History

Posted by Dr Stephen King, Westminster Tour Guide on Wednesday, July 28, 2021,

On fashionable Jermyn Street, close to Piccadilly, is a plaque marking where Sir Isaac Newton lived in London. While living here Sir Isaac Newton was responsible for the hanging of at least 19 people. Newton is of course the famous physicist, mathematician and astronomer and his ideas are taught today even at primary school. Born in 1642 he grew up knowing the troubles of the English Civil War and ended up with the Stuarts as his patrons while President of the Royal Society.


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A Recording Studio in St Johns Wood - but Not Abbey Road!

Posted by Rob Smith, Clerkenwell and Islington Tour Guide on Tuesday, July 21, 2020,

Abbey Road Studios in St John’s Wood is one of London’s biggest tourist hotspots that isn’t open to tourists. Thousands of people visit each year, graffitiing their name on the studio’s outside wall (and their neighbours’ walls too) and attempting to recreate the Beatles’ famous walk over the zebra crossing from the cover of the Abbey Road album. And rightly so. London should be proud of being the place where arguably the most famous album in the world was recorded, part of London...


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Looking for Old London Bridge

Posted by Rob Smith, Clerkenwell and Islington Tour Guide on Friday, April 17, 2020, In : Great Fire of London 
London Bridge is Falling Down. Anyone know a song about that? London Bridge certainly has a record of having been built and replaced many times. The first Roman bridge was built around 43AD but was replaced by a more permanent structure in 55AD (there is a great model of this bridge in the Museum of London). When the Roman’s rule ended their bridge fell into disrepair and London was left bridgeless until 878 when a Saxon bridge crossed the Thames slightly downstream from the Roman one. Acc...

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Open House London 2016 venues announced

Posted by London Guided Walks on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : Hidden 
Many of those who come on my guided walks ask me where I get my information from. Along with reading a wide variety of books and attending talks and exhibitions I take the opportunity of visiting the places I mention. Open House London is the capital's largest annual architectural and design event. It's an unmissable opportunity to venture into usually private spaces and get to London from the inside. 727 participating London buildings from varying periods will open their doors for free. 

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We have some exciting news!

Posted by London Guided Walks on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, In : Travel 

Recognition Honours Top 10% of Businesses on World’s Largest Travel Site

We've been recognised for great service by TripAdvisor and are excited to announce we have received 2016 Certificate of Excellence. 

"As a start-up, London Guided Walks has been on an eye-opening journey looking at unique ways to create memorable experiences for those on our London walks and treasure hunts, and to exceed our guests’ expectations. Clearly our public walks, private tours and treasure hunts are ...


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