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Recommended walks led by Blue Badge guide Mark King. See more details on the next page.

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For a taster of Mark’s walks, see these videos on Vimeo:

St. Bart’s the Great & Smithfield.

Transforming King’s Cross & St. Pancras.

Tracking Crossrail - Part 1: Paddington to Bond Street.

City of London ceremonies.

City of London Ceremonies (2)

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Guided Walks 2016 1 2

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 23 Nov. 10.15 am-12.15 pm

‘Ave! Welcome to Roman London’

Discover the origins of our capital city first settled by the Romans.

Nearly 2000 years ago, Italian invaders conquered these lands, creating the province of Britannia. They soon began constructing their capital around green hills on the northern bank of the mighty river’s ‘dark waters’. 

This walk is a journey back to the days of Romano-British culture, as we unearth very visible signs of the days when Romans ruled the roost, everyone had to learn to speak Latin, and to be allowed to claim ‘civis romanus sum’ was a source of great pride! So wrap up in your ‘birrus britannicus’ as we march along roads laid out by the Roman army on an exploration of ancient Londinium…

Walk starts at Panyer Alley next to St Paul's Tube station.


Book on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ave-welcome-to-roman-london-guided-walk-tickets-28867241697?aff=erelpanelorg

 

Sunday 27 Nov. 10.30 am-12.30 pm

'Following the Fleet River through Clerkenwell’

Tracing the lower part of the route of the ‘lost’ Fleet River through Clerkenwell from Mount Pleasant to Postman’s Park.

London has several ‘lost’ rivers, today often remembered only in street names or other landmarks. This walk follows broadly the latter stages one major tributary of the mighty Thames. Rising in Hampstead, it’s known as the ‘River of Wells’, so our walk will flow through today's buzzy EC1 district around Exmouth Market, meandering through the Fleet valley and its watery connections - Cold Bath Fields, Sadler’s Wells, Spa Fields and Clerkenwell itself - to reach the historic postal district and one of London’s unforgettable ‘hidden gems’. 

We'll travel from medieval to modern, meeting monks, markets, miscreants, merchants, musicians, mail, Marx and meritorious memorials.

Start at Mount Pleasant PO Sorting Office (Farringdon, Angel or King’s Cross Tube). End near St Paul's Tube station. 


Book on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/following-the-fleet-river-through-clerkenwell-guided-walk-tickets-29148904157?aff=erelpanelorg

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Postman’s Park

Roman London

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Clerkenwell


NOTES

1. My 2015 Gift Vouchers are accepted on all my walks as payment for guiding fee only. Vouchers are available to buy as gifts throughout the year.

2. Guide reserves right to alter route or timing of an advertised walk due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g. weather, construction work, re-hang) or to re-schedule or cancel if numbers are too low to be viable in his professional opinion. In the latter event, payment shall be refundable or may be transferred to another his walks, at client’s request.

3. Check for anticipated disruption to your journey on public transport at: www.tfl.gov.uk and www.dlrlondon.co.uk/Planned-Engineering-Works/ 

4. It may not be possible on certain days to go inside places of worship on the routes but please wear appropriate clothing.

5. Guide will sometimes use a radio microphone system. You are welcome to bring your own headphones or to use a single-use, personal earpiece supplied on the day.

6. Please be aware of additional charges e.g. entry to venues; drinks not included on evening tours. See details of each tour.

Mark King’s London Quiz book is now available:
The Blue Badge Guide's London Quiz Book