Category Archives: Walks

Ten Ages of London – a great Square Mile wander from Londonist

The first edition of the Londonist: Time Machine newsletter provides a brilliant example of the delights of wandering about the City of London, which I wrote about yesterday. Matt Brown offers The Ten Ages of London in One Short Walk starting with Prehistoric London on the banks of the Thames, and walking through Roman, Anglo-Saxon, read more »

Destination Square Mile needs support for wandering about

The City Corporation’s programme to attract more visitors is pitched in competition with other London destinations, including Canary Wharf and Covent Garden, as I reported earlier. One destination that might have been mentioned is South Kensington, which has a wide range of cultural attractions. The City prides itself on that too, saying: “It is recognised read more »

New Footways maps celebrating Clerkenwell’s heritage and radical history

Clerkenwell Design Week provided an opportunity to promote Footways maps about Radical Clerkenwell and Historic Clerkenwell, by embedding QR codes in pavement markers.

Radical Walks will bring a Marxist perspective to EC1 developments

EC1 has a rich history; some hidden, some obscure and a great deal that is still up for debate. The present feels uncertain, the future one of many possibilities, but with hope and fear in equal measure. Can the future of EC1 be a continuum with its past? Can there be a radical development of read more »

London Starts Here could develop it’s own Destination City to engage supporters

London Starts Here is such a good name I hope that Barbican Quarter Action won’t mind if I suggest something that would benefit the campaign by picking up ideas from the City’s new recovery plan. The campaign points out that the City’s London Wall West office development seems out of line with its new Destination read more »

How radical story walks could help us engage with EC1/2

At the weekend I met up with Danny Budzak, who organises fascinating Radical Walks … about which more later, with ideas for walks in EC1 and EC2. The occasion on Saturday was a celebration of Richard Stubbs’ and Ruth Wareing’s 40th anniversary of their relationship and their recent civil partnership. It was an amazing event, read more »