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Recommended walks led by Blue Badge guide Mark King.

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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)

Blue Badge tourist guides

In addition to his current programme of public walks Mark King also offers a wider range of private walks, visits and tours based on places and themes he has guided.

Any comments - or a suggestion for a London secret? Please e-mail me.

Mark King Walks 1 2

Private tours are available at mutually convenient times throughout the year.

Please contact Mark about any of the ideas below or to discuss something tailored to your family or group’s specific interests.


AREAS:

Aldwych and Strand

Apsley House - Duke of Wellington's residence

Bankside – ‘Pleasure Houses, Playwrights, Priests and Panoramas’

Belgravia – ‘Neighbours to the Crown’

Bermondsey

Bloomsbury –‘Beautiful Squares, Intellectual Circles, Love Triangles’

Borough

British Museum – highlights tours; themed tours

Brixton

Chipping Barnet

Churchill War Rooms

City of London
- An Introduction to the City

- ‘Austin Friars: Monks, Merchants, Modern Architecture and (Hilary) Mantel’

- City of London’s Ceremonies and Pageantry

- City’s Business Institutions

- ‘Cornhill’s Alleys: Lord Mayors, Money and Markets’

  1. -‘Creatures of the City’

  2. -Fleet Street

- ‘Going Up! Modern Architecture of the City’

- Guildhall

- Guildhall Art Gallery and Heritage Gallery highlights or themed tours

- Livery Companies of the City
- ‘New Horizons: the City and the Age of Exploration’

- Public Art & Sculpture

- ‘Romans, Royals, Reformation and Wren’

- Wartime London: First and Second World Wars

Canary Wharf

Clerkenwell – ‘Following the Fleet River’

Covent Garden – ‘Creatures In the Garden’

Crossrail – ‘Tracking Crossrail Through Central London’

East End (Spitalfields, Whitechapel, Bethnal Green)

Finchley

Golders Green

Great Fires of London

Greenwich

Hampstead

Hampstead Garden Suburb

Hampstead – Modernist architecture

Hampton Court Palace

Highgate

Holland Park

Imperial War Museum

Jews in Norman London

Jewish London

Kenwood House

King’s Cross & St. Pancras – Regeneration

‘Lost’ rivers (e.g. Fleet, Walbrook)

Legal London

Museum of London in Docklands

National Gallery

Natural History Museum – highlights tours; themed tours

Paddington Basin

Pall Mall area

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park inc. regenerating Stratford and Bow

Re: birth and death (evening tour with pub stops)

Rotherhithe

Royal Courts of Justice

St Paul’s Cathedral

Science Museum – highlights tours; themed tours

Smithfield and St Bart’s the Great

Tate Modern – highlights tours; themed tours

Tower of London

Trafalgar Square

V&A – highlights tours; themed tours

Wapping – ‘Port, Pirates, Police, Press-gangs and Pubs’

Waterloo

Westminster

Westminster Abbey

Whitechapel

Whitehall

Windsor Castle

World War One - central London; suburbs; air-raids


THEMES:

American links

Architecture

Art Galleries

Brunels, Science & Society

Churchill’s London

City of London Ceremonies

‘Creatures’ (a specific area interpreted through animals depicted on its streets and buildings)

Crossrail

Dickens’ London

Empire links

Jewish London

Legal London

Lost Rivers

Postal history

Public Art & Sculpture

Pubs

Roman Londinium

Royal London (also Windsor Castle, Hampton Ct. Palace, Greenwich)

Saxon Lundenwic

Sport and London

Transport

Tudors

Wellington’s London

World War One (see also www.WorldWarOneWalks.com)

World War Two


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Hampton Court Palace

City of London

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Kenwood House

Livery Companies

Brunel Museum

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