I posted on here about The Angel Coaching Inn site on the corner of Upper Street, Islington being earmarked for wanton demolition by TFL/Network Rail for their private money-spinning project Crossrail 2.
Due to public pressure they have backed down & the whole block is saved! However, they still show corporate contempt for our locally listed buildings & those of historical importance locally. The Three Johns, Victorian pub on the corner of White Lion Street & Baron Street is part of our local history – my grandmother may even have had a drink in there before going to the Collins Music Hall on a Saturday night! The old Angel tube station entrance in Goswell Road may not be pretty, but it is a relic of the early days of our Underground tube network. Both should be preserved in an area fast losing it’s visual & historical significance through the rampant imposition of bland, second-rate architecture.
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11 am – London’s River
Meet me at the City Information Centre for an informative walk along the Thames Path & discover the history surrounding the River Thames
& the landmarks along the way.
Children Under 12: Free
Local London Guiding FREE walks
The City of London Guides, Westminster, Camden, Greenwich & Islington will be conducting FREE walks from 10 am – 4 pm
For the City walks meet outside The Royal Exchange on the Hour.
“City of Stone – Women of Substance”
I’ll be there for the 2 o’clock walk.
Yes it’s that time of year folks – so here are my definite walks….
Friday 25th September 11 am – Roman
Come along to learn where the major Roman buildings were situated & fascinating snippets about Roman life.
Thursday 15th October 2 pm – London’s Burning
Discover why there are so many modern buildings in the City of London & get a feel for a medieval city we can but dream of.
Saturday 21st November 11 am – London’s River
Wrap up warm & follow the Thames Path to understand how the river has featured in the life of Londoners since early times.
Thursday 26th November 2 pm – London’s Burning
This walk culminates where the Great Fire of London began – hear about the conspiracy theories of 1666.
Meet at the City Information Centre
just south of St. Paul’s Cathedral
Children Under 12: Free
London’s Burning – 11am Sunday 14th June Come along to find out why so much of the City of London comprises new high-rise. Discover hidden gems from WWII and much more! Roman – 2pm Monday 15th June Ever wondered just where the Romans built their homes and important building? Come with me to track down remnants of the Roman legacy. Charles Dickens – 11am Tuesday 23rd June Charles Dickens still means so much to many people, he was a writer who used his personal experiences and knowledge of our great city in his beloved books. We will trace the city’s influence on this walk. . Fleet Street – 11am Thursday 30th July See above for details. London’s Burning 2pm Thursday 30th July Investigate with me the two great fires in London’s history that has shaped the City of London. Monuments to Murder – Friday 31st July A long awaited return to the goriest part of the City of London. How much suffering was endured within this area? City Highlights – 2pm Wednesday 5th August Interested in learning more about the City? On this tour you will understand why certain buildings exist and learn about the culture within the medieval city. London’s Burning – 11am Sunday 9th August The City of London reflects its past including the two major historical fires that have shaped what exists now. Several unexpected gems await on this tour. Fleet Street – 2pm Tuesday 11th August A shadow of its former glory as the centre of printing, we shall probe the history of this atmospheric street and its environs. London’s River – 11am Saturday 15th August What could be nicer during the summer months than to stroll along the Thames Path from St. Paul’s and take in the sights and hear about the history of the locale? London’s River – 11am Monday 17th August A second opportunity to join me for a walk by the river towards Tower Bridge and find out about the history along the river bank. Meet at City Information Centre just south of St Paul’s Cathedral Adults: £7 Concs: £6 Children under 12: Free
Saturday 9th May 2pm – Dickens walk
Join me to trace the connections Charles Dickens had with the City of London and discover more about his personality.
Friday 15th May 11am – Roman
The Romans came here 2,000 years ago, let me take you around some of their important sites and shine a light on what lies beneath our feet in the City.
Sunday 17th May 2pm – City Highlights
Keen to learn more about the history and buildings in the City of London? Then come along for this walk to discover hidden gems and grand buildings provenence.
Tuesday 19th May – 11am – Dickens
Charles Dickens and his relationship with and the influence the City of London had on his life and works.
Meet at the City of London Information Centre – Just south of St. Paul’s Cathedral
Children Under 12: Free
UPDATE: Mumia still held in hospital, press conference scheduled at 11:00.
This is scary – Mumia Abu Jamal; imprisoned in America under spurious circumstances decades ago is in hospital under prison ‘care’ & his family not allowed to see him. A similar prisoner was recently held in a similar situation & is dead. We are fortunate things are better in this country.