Lectures on London by Blue Badge Guide

This is a selection of lectures, which normally take about two hours, including a break. They are illustrated by 80 slides showing both contemporary and historical views of London. Shorter one hour versions are also possible. Please contact me to discuss your detailed requirements or for lectures on other topics.

Londonís riverside palaces.
Describes the palaces and mansions that used to line the Thames from Westminster to Blackfriars and the buildings that have replaced them today.
From Blackfriars to The Tower.
This is a continuation of the previous lecture. .
Hogarthís London.
Covers the life and art of William Hogarth and the London of his time. .

Christopher Wrenís London.
Covers the life and architecture of Sir Christopher Wren and his impact on the rebuilding of London following the Great Fire. .

History of Londonís Docklands.
Covers the origins of the Port of London in medieval times, through the expansion of the great inland docks in the 9th Century to their decline and regeneration in the 20th Century.
Londonís Hidden Waterways.
Recounts the history of the Thames tributaries, many of which have now become underground sewers.

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