11 Mar 2020

Tours by location / subject

Below is an idea of the kind of tours I offer, shown by location and cross-referenced by subject matter.


Also see my "works in progress" – I am always open to new ideas so do contact me if there is a theme or area/location you think I ought to cover.
Customer reviews and feedback
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LOCATION / AREA
These are walking tours unless otherwise specified.
 
Angel area / Islington South 
Alternative Clerkenwell (not just the usual stuff!)
ArtDeco/1930s – Angel / Clerkenwell / StLukes / MtPleasant
Creative Islington – make it, paint it, bake it
Ghostsigns, Upper Street
Ghostsigns, Regent's Canal
Green & Pleasant Islington (High+Is to Holloway)
Inns & Taverns of Angel Islington
Look At The Estate We're In (philanthropy and social housing)
Waterways, Wharves & Warehouses (CityRdBasin & Regents Canal)
The Only Way Is Essex Road (Islington Green to Ball's Pond Rd)
Upper Street's Victorian emporiums and Edwardian outfitters
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North Islington / Crouch End / Holloway, Arsenal, Archway etc
Archway Overview
ArtDeco/1930s – Arsenal/Holloway 
Bygone Brands and Businesses (N19)
Caledonian Park/Mkt and Clocktower
Crouch End architectural details – Look up, look down
The Diary Of A Nobody – Mr Pooter's Holloway
The Elephants Escape – Oh What a Circus! (Gospel Oak)
Finsbury Park (Two walks: park/streets)
Ghostsigns, Holloway (N7)
Green & Pleasant Islington (Hi+Is to Holloway)
Irish In Islington (Archway and N19)
Islington's Pleasure Gardens
Literary Holloway – lyrics, limericks, fantasy & fraud
The New River (Three walks: see Rivers section below)
Oxford Street of the North – Holloway's Victorian Heyday (N7)
Pubs & Taverns of Holloway Rd (over 30 locations, in two parts)
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Camden & Kings Cross area
Camden ArtDeco/1930s (Cigarettes & Alcohol)
KX & The Ladykillers (film locations comparison)
Ghostsigns, Camden (gin, drugs & shopping)
Ghostsigns, Kentish Town
Ghostsigns, King's Cross
Parks, Pubs and Pianos – Caledonian Park to Kentish Town
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Central and East 
ArtDeco/1930s walks – various locations – see Subjects/Themes below
Covent Garden Christmas lights
Covent Garden & Soho ghostsigns – Leather, Limos and Lubrication
The French in Soho
West End – Oscar Wilde (walking tour / presentation via Zoom)
Spitalfields & Aldgate Art Deco/1920-30s
Shoreditch & Hoxton Art Deco/1920-30s
The Strand – What a Relief (sculptural/carved highlights)
Walk Like An Egyptian Part 1 – Embankment to Oxford Circus
Walk Like An Egyptian Part 2 – Oxford Circus to Bloomsbury

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SUBJECTS / THEMES
These are walking tours unless otherwise specified.
 
Architecture
ArtDeco/1930s - various walking tours and online presentations
What is Art Deco? 
– descriptions of my Art Deco tours here
The Carreras Story (online) – Black Cat building/Greater London Hse (Camden)
Look At The Estate We're In (philanthropy and social housing in Islington)
Kings Cross & The Ladykillers (comparison with 1955 film locations)
Holloway's Victorian Heyday – The Oxford Street of the North
What a Relief – Sculptures of The Strand
Walk Like An Egyptian – Embankment to Oxford Circus
Walk Like An Egyptian – Oxford Circus to Bloomsbury
Upper Street's Victorian emporiums and Edwardian outfitters
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Arts and Literature
Agatha Christie's London (online presentation via Zoom)
Create it, Paint it, Make it, Bake it – Creative inspiration in Islington
Daniel Defoe (online presentation via Zoom)
The Diary Of A Nobody – Mr Pooter's Holloway
The French In Soho
Giles Gilbert Scott (online presentation via Zoom)
KX & The Ladykillers (comparison with 1955 film locations)
Literary Holloway – lyrics, limericks, fantasy & fraud
Parks, Pubs and Pianos – Caledonian Park to Kentish Town
Oscar Wilde (walking tour / presentation via Zoom)
Walk Like An Egyptian – Embankment to Oxford Circus
Walk Like An Egyptian – Oxford Circus to Bloomsbury
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Ghostsigns 
What is a ghostsign?
Camden
Covent Garden & Soho
Holloway N7
Upper Street / Angel Islington
Kentish Town
King's Cross
Regent's Canal (Islington)
Southwark
Shoreditch
Online talks: Made in London / Potions & Lotions
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Pubs
Angel Islington Taverns
Holloway Road (over 30 locations, in two parts)
Parks, Pubs and Pianos – Caledonian Park to Kentish Town
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Rivers, nature etc
Caledonian Park/Market and Clocktower
Finsbury Park – (2 walks: the park / general area)
Green & Pleasant Islington (High+Is to Holloway)
London For Lovers (online) – City/London-wide – views, art, history etc
The New River – Finsbury Park, Haringey, Woodberry Down
The New River – Clissold Park to Islington (Work in progress)
The New River – Islington to Sadlers Wells (Work in progress)
Islington's Pleasure Gardens (Work in progress)
Waterways, Wharves & Warehouses (Regents Canal, Islington)
Boxes, Babies, Beans and Bras (Ghostsigns, Regent's Canal, Islington)
I also provide occasional commentary on my friends' canal boat tours.
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Miscellaneous/Seasonal
Archway/N19 Overview (Upper Holloway)
Covent Garden Christmas lights (also online)
Creative Islington – create it, paint it, make it, bake it
Irish In Islington (Archway and N19)
KX & The Ladykillers (comparison with 1955 film locations)
London For Lovers (online) – City/London-wide – views, art, history etc
Markets – London's historic street markets (online)
The Only Way Is Essex Road (Islington Green to Ball's Pond Rd)
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