Below are some Charnowalks blog posts. Some explore subjects from my tours; others reflect on the value of guiding. Please click HERE to get access to my very own blog!
Blog Posts – Footprints of London
The Electric Telegraph Company
Once a telecommunications giant was hidden away behind the Bank of England. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
Aldgate’s Guild of Knights
Formed in the days of Edgar the Peaceful, the Guild has passed into London’s folklore. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
All that Glisters is not Gold
Reflect on how the goldsmith’s skill at telling true from fake informed his function on the Jacobethan stage. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
Orwell in the Clink
George Orwell’s experience of imprisonment in Bethnal Green provided material for his most fear-inspiring novel. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
At the Heart of the Hop Trade
The heritage in the Borough area of Southwark testifies to the importance locally of the hop trade. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
All the World’s a Stage
Theatrical impresario Peter Daubeny brought World Theatre to London in a big way. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
Henry VIII’s Crisis of Supremacy
1538 proved a crisis point in Henry VIII’s establishment of himself as the Supreme Head of the English Church. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
The Queen and the Green
One of Bethnal Green’s hidden gems is Queen Adelaide’s Dispensary, a reminder of the horrors of cholera. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
Scrooge’s Lonely Rooms
The impact of Dickens’ famous ‘Ghost Story for Christmas’ relies on appreciating Scrooge’s lonely home. Read the post here and take a look at this tour.
Selected posts from LinkedIn:
New York Medieval Times
After two successful runs of Before the Make-Over for groups of students from New York University, this post reflects on the value of guided tours for educational establishments. Read the post HERE.
Another Wrap for Walkie Talkie
A reflection on the Walkie Talkie course and the development of the Walkie Talkie initiative, working to develop a structured guiding culture in Tower Hamlets. Read the post HERE.
Gateway to the City
After the pilot run of a venture between Charnowalks and the Grange City Hotel, the post considers the natural partnership between hotels and tour guides. Read the post HERE.
The Language of the Streets
Following an outing of A Dickens of a City and The Ripper Enigma for an Italian school group, this post reflects on the benefits of guiding to a programme of language education. Read the post HERE.
The Word on the Streets
With ‘Page and Stage’ Sundays looming, this is a reflection on the experience of tours which feature site-specific readings. Read the post HERE.