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|History and Archaeology of Chelsea
The walk will look at the history of Chelsea from its origins in the Saxon period with the Palace of King Offa to the present day.
Chelsea may be best known as the spiritual home of the 'Swinging Sixties but it has many other claims to fame, and its pleasures are attested by the unrivaled quality of its architecture, its famous residents and its local history.
It was home to:
Thomas More, Henry VIII, Turner, Bram Stoker, George Elliot, Rossetti, Whistler, Oscar Wilde, Lawrence Olivier, Mike Jagger, James Bond, George Smiley, Richard Rogers and many many more!.
It was known as a Village of Palaces in the 16th and 17th Centuries but it changed profoundly in the 18th Century when the palaces were torn down and the gardens turned into streets of Town Houses. By the 19th Century it had gone 'downhill' to become a centre of bohemian London, but enriched by a colony of writers and artists. The recovery from urban decline began in the 1950's when Chelsea became the centre of a new vibrant youth culture that rescued London from mediocrity. Sadly, fame contains the seeds of its own destruction, and as it became more fashionable it became less affordable so although the creative 'buzz' has moved somewhere cheaper, Chelsea remains a beautiful place to stroll around in company with its illustrious natives.
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3rd May Myths and Legends Tower Hill
7th June Archaeology of Southwark and Bermondsey (this will be done by Alistair Douglas an archaeologist either with me or possibily on his own
2nd August The Archaeology of Roman London - Moorgate
Saturday Nov. 8x
Zeppelin & Pubs
Shadowing the Route of the 1915 Bombing Raid
Russell Square Tube 7.15pm
Oct. 26 10.45 - The Borough Boys Resurrectionists & Victorian SouthwarkLondon Bridge Tube Borough High Street exit
Dec. 7 10.45 - The Archaeology of Roman London Moorgate Tube West side
Jan. 4 10.45 - Zeppelin! Follows the route of the September 8, 1915 Zeppelin Bombing Rail Russell Square Tube
Jan 30th 10.45 - The Martyrdom of Charles I The Anniversary Walk WestminsterTube exit 4
Feb. 1 10.45 - In Search of Dark Ages London MoorgateTube West side
Mar. 1 10.45 - The Archaeology of Mediaeval London MoorgateTube West side
Apr. 5 10.45 - The Archaeology & Life of William Shakespeare MoorgateTube West side
Oct. 26 2.30 - 20th Century London The London History Course Barbican Tube Nov. 2
Nov 2 10.45 - The London of Jane Austen The Pride & Prejudice & Persuasion Perambulation Green Park Tube north exit
Sept 14th 2.30 - the High Middle Ages London - the London Course Exit 1 Mansion House
10.45 Sat Sept 7th 'The Archaeology and London Life of Willliam Shakespeare' Shoreditch High Street Railway Station
2.30pm Sun Feb 3rd 'In search of Saxon & Medieval London' Blackfriars Underground station
Meet at London Bridge Underground Station, Tooley Street Exit £10 (concs. £8, MoL Friends £7). Book via Museum of London on 020 7001 9844.
Fri 22 Feb, 12.30 – 2.30pm The Borough Boys: resurrectionists in Southwark Meet at London Bridge Underground Station, Tooley Street Exit £10 (concs. £8, MoL Friends £7). Book via Museum of London on 020 7001 9844.
2.30pm Sun March 3rd 'Myths and Legends of London' Tower Hill
Sat 16 Mar, 11am – 1pm & Fri 22th Mar, 12.30 -2.30pm
Unfortunate Bodies: Jonathon Wild, the Irish Giant and the Italian Boy
Discover the unfortunate tales of some the most infamous victims of bodysnatching associated with the Fortunes of War Tavern, St Bart’s Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons.
£10 (concs. £8, MoL Friends £7). Book via Museum of London on 020 7001 9844.
The walk will start at Barbican tube station and end at the Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields
2.30pm Sun March 31st 'In search of Saxon & Medieval London' Barbican Underground station
10.45 May 5th Sun 'Myths, Legends and origins of London' Tower Hill
10.45 Sun Dec 30th 'Roman london' Barbican Tube
10.45 Sun Jan 6th 'The origins and Archaeology of the City of London' Tower Hill underground
Archaeology of the Origins of London Tower Hill 10.45 May 5th 2012
Roman London Exit 2 St Paul Underground 10.45 June 2nd 2012
In Search of Saxon London July 7th 10.45 Barbican Tube
Aug 4th Myths and Legends of London 10.45 Tower Hill Tube Station
Free Guided Tour of the 'Wouldn't It Be Nice Exhibition'
2pm Saturday 1 Nov at Somerset House, Embankment Galleries
Nov 5th Roman London
The Origins of Chelsea 10.45 Sloane Square Underground Station 1st October 2011
The Great Fire of London The Anniversary Special! 3rd Sept. 10.45 Monument Tube Station, Fish Street Hill exit
Archaeology of Roman London, St. Paul underground Station exit 2, 10:45, 4th of June 2011
Myths and Legends, the Origins of London, Tower Hill tube. 10:45, 7th May 2011
Archaeology & the Origins of London
Feb. 5 2011 The Origins of London: Pre-history to 1066 Tower Hill Tube 10.45
Mar. 5 The Archaeology of Rotherhithe BermondseyTube
Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10.45 am from Monument Tube, Fish Street Hill exit:
Guided Walk ( For London Walks) looking at the changing understanding of the 'Origins of London' from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the present day.
Kevin Flude is doing a walk for the blind around Chelsea on October 19th. Email me if you would be interested in attending.
Archaeology & the Origins of London
Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10.45 am from Monument Tube, Fish Street Hill exit: For London Walks
Archaeology of the City - the Eastern Half
May 30 2009 10.45am Tower Hill ( For London Walks)
'Medicine in Southwark Guided Walk - 'The Story of Guys & St Thomas
Saturday 6th June 2.00 the Old Operating Theatre Museum
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