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Find out about events; art and exhibitions; children’s activities and family fun; community and special events; walks and tours taking place in the City of London. Also its green spaces, libraries and at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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  1. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    26/10/2016 - 12/12/2035
    Location:
    West Ham Park : meet at the Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Walking for Health national scheme run with The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. Led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders.
  2. Title:
    Heart of Hackney Walking Tour
    Date:
    27/04/2018 - 27/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: Steps of Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street.
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Walk around the heart of Hackney tracing its heritage from Saxon settlement to city borough. The walk includes a visit to Hackney Museum, a climb of 137 steps to the top of the 13th century St. Augustine’s Tower, concluding in the Linen Fold Parlour of 1535 Sutton House, built by Wolf Hall's very own Ralph Sadleir.
  3. Title:
    A walk around Spitalfields
    Date:
    08/05/2018 - 08/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Meeting point is at the Kindertransport Statue outside Liverpool Street Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 per person, £7 concessions for over 60s and City of London library members, under 12s free. Payment to the Guide on the day.
    Event description:
    Spitalfields has been an area where immigrants have settled for 400 years, and is a remarkable example of how an area has adapted to the needs of these new residents. Join a City Guide to see how each group has left its mark.
  4. Title:
    In search of ... Canonbury
    Date:
    24/05/2018 - 24/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet: Highbury and Islington station (Victoria and Overground lines)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    We explore the former rural retreat of the priors of St Bartholomew in the City. Canonbury displays 500 years of London’s history, from a Tudor country house to once-abandoned Georgian terraces, and in passing, we’ll discover a river that isn’t, hidden theatres, a futurist gallery and the homes of the famous and infamous. Led by John Finn, City Highlights
  5. Title:
    A walk around Spitalfields
    Date:
    26/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Meeting point is at the Kindertransport Statue outside Liverpool Street Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 per person, £7 concessions for over 60s and City of London library members, under 12s free. Payment to the Guide on the day.
    Event description:
    Spitalfields has been an area where immigrants have settled for 400 years, and is a remarkable example of how an area has adapted to the needs of these new residents. Join a City Guide to see how each group has left its mark.
  6. Title:
    The Olympic Park: the story so far
    Date:
    20/06/2018 - 20/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet: at the Aquatic Centre entrance nearest station Stratford (Central, Jubilee, Overground, DLR and TfL lines)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Choosing Stratford as the site for the 2012 Olympic bid offered the opportunity for regeneration of a neglected area of east London. Come and explore the park halfway through a controversial 10-year development plan - a mix of post-Olympic leisure, commercial and residential schemes across a landscaped riverside location. Led by John Finn, City Highlights
  7. Title:
    Islington's Women Walking Tour
    Date:
    22/06/2018 - 22/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting at the LMA this walking tour explores the lives and legacies of women associated with the area. From philanthropists and religious leaders the tour ends with two women who worked together at the Old Vic and then revitalised Sadler’s Wells with music and dance. Led by Rachel Kolsky, author of Women’s London.
  8. Title:
    150 Years of St Pancras Station
    Date:
    11/07/2018 - 11/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: outside National Rail Ticket Office on ground floor concourse, St Pancras Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    In its 150th Anniversary year a walk exploring the stunning Victorian design and engineering of this famous station and its neo-Gothic hotel*. Also the history and impact of railways in the 19th century; the 20th century campaign to preserve the station from demolition; and its triumphant modern rebirth as the new London terminal for Eurostar and High Speed One. *interior of the hotel is not included on this tour. Led by Mike Moran, City Highlights
  9. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    01/08/2018 - 01/08/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover fascinating LGBTQ+ history from court trials to nightclubs and cross-dressing 18th century actresses to community centres. Meet at LMA. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  10. Title:
    Pubs, Bars and Breweries in and around Clerkenwell
    Date:
    08/08/2018 - 08/08/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet: Farringdon Station Thameslink entrance (Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A sober stagger around hostelries past and present. From drovers routes to Smithfield, through Madam Geneva, her descendants and her distilleries to breweries both micro and magnificent! Via White Horse Alley to Liquorpond Road we'll meander through Clerkenwell's alcoholic history, finishing in a pub! Led by Chris Everett, City Highlights
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