Sunday, 17 August 2014

Walk of the Week

Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks repertoire and put it centre stage.

You can check out the full schedule at

But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…

THE BLITZ – London at War

"Send every bloody pump you've got, the whole bloody world's on fire"
London Fireman during a Luftwaffe raid 8 September 1940

2.15 pm Thursdays from St. Paul's Tube exit 2

The dome of St. Paul's seemed to ride the sea of fire like a great ship. Ludgate Hill was carpeted in hosepipes. Two hundred people died that night. On the north side of the cathedral 63 acres became a waste of smoking ash and rubble. Another 100 acres were completely devastated in other raids that autumn. At the finish, out of the City's tight-packed 461 acres, 164 were reduced to ruin. And this was just 1940. And now, over to Kim, who's going to take us through a great city in its finest and most desperate hour. Some of what you see and hear may be disturbing.

The Blitz – London at War takes place every Thursday at 2.15 pm from just outside exit 2 of St. Paul's Tube

Guided by Kim (or Andy R. or Brian)

A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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