Yet more virtual talks and tours

big ben and boudicca

As well as the stuff I’m doing for UKToursOnline I’ve also got a bunch of things coming up with Context Conversations.

This includes ‘one-offs’ such as tours of Stratford upon Avon, the Churchill War Rooms and Americans in London (full list here), but also some four part courses.

Each Saturday in February will be given over to a history of London “From Imperial Outpost to World City” – 2,000 years of the city spread into easily digestible chunks. And on Saturdays in March I’ll be doing a four part biography of Sir Winston Churchill. I hope you can join me for some of these.

The House Where Churchill Died

Hyde Park Gate is a cul de sac off the Kensington Road, a stone’s throw from the Albert Hall and Albert Memorial. It’s a mix of houses from the second quarter of the 19th century and some fairly dreadful modern additions.

Wander down the street and you’ll pass blue plaques to Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout movement, to the author Enid Bagnold, Sir Leslie Stephen (father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, both of whom were born here) and the sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein*.

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Churchill in London

A project I’m working on to map locations in London associated with Winston Churchill – very much a work in progress! Please suggest others that you feel are appropriate.

You can zoom in to the map and click on any of the stars to find a brief description, and sometime a photograph or a link to more information.

The Cabinet Room at the Churchill War Rooms

My Instagram Live talk from today about the Cabinet Room in the Central War Rooms and how it was used in WW2.

“This is the room from which I shall direct the war” said Winston Churchill in May 1940. Click on ‘play’ to hear about the set up, the atmosphere, the tense meetings and arguments that took place beneath the streets of Westminster, and to see some of the incredible artefacts that have been preserved in the space.

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