50 Shades of Gray’s Inn Road
Friday 9th November 2018 at 12pm
Explore this fascinating area, which is far from grey! From explosions and epidemics to gardens and graves you will be amazed at the variety of things that have happened along just one London street. Meet doctors and dentists, lawyers and ladies of the night and even a cross dresser. (And despite the title, you can safely bring your granny along.)
Friday 16th November 2018 at 11am
Clocks and Crusaders, Gin and Jerusalem, Huguenots, Radicals and Criminals. Explore the narrow streets of Clerkenwell bursting with colourful characters, fascinating stories, hidden gems and controversial architecture. Includes a visit to the well that gives the area its name.
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th December at 11am
Meet the stellar cast of characters who have lived, worked and drunk here, including Charles Dickens, Bob Dylan, Virginia Woolf and Marie Stopes. With its fascinating past and everchanging present, enjoy stories of bad behaviour, inspiring developments in medicine and science, and maybe even find a pub or two!
A Most Lamentable Fire – City of London
Thursday 27th December 2018 at 11am
In 1666 The Great Fire of London led to the destruction of 80% of the buildings within the old City walls.
Starting where the fire's most famous chronicler, Samuel Pepys, lived and worked this walk follows the course of the fire from its outbreak in Pudding Lane to its terrifying climax at St Paul's Cathedral.
Sculpture in the City - 2018/19 Edition
New Year’s Eve, Monday 31st December 2018 at 11am
The modern City of London is not just about business. The insurance district with its many iconic contemporary buildings is also an urban sculpture park with works by world class artists. Visit each of the works that have been selected for Sculpture in the City 2018/19. This year for the first time in its 8 year history 50% of the artists featured are women - including Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas.
The Woman Question - Bloomsbury
New Year’s Day, Tuesday 1st January 2019 at 11am
2018 marks the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time. Discover a mother and daughter whose remarkable lives gave us two of the most famous pieces of writing of the 18th and 19th centuries, advocates and activists both for and against women’s suffrage and a woman born into slavery who overcame appalling suffering to live by her own rules.
For more information about Lansdown’s London visit the website www.lansdowns.london