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Join us, Alex and Fiona, as we take a light look at London's history in a relaxed and entertaining way. As qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides, we share our passion for the city with you in a chatty and fun podcast, looking at the weird, wonderful and unknown in this huge, ancient place we call home.

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Join us, Alex and Fiona, as we take a light look at London's history in a relaxed and entertaining way. As qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides, we share our passion for the city with you in a chatty and fun podcast, looking at the weird, wonderful and unknown in this huge, ancient place we call home.

    Ep 160 - How to buy London Bridge

    Ep 160 - How to buy London Bridge

    Londoners will tell you that London Bridge was once sold to a man who thought he was buying Tower Bridge. That man was Robert Paxton McCulloch, who in 1964 bought London Bridge and had it shipped to Arizona. But did he really think he was buying Tower Bridge, or is that just a fantastical myth spun for a bit of a laugh? This week we delve into the story of how one of London's most famous landmarks ended up across the sea in the United States, what record it set when it went there, and why - WHY - was it even sold in the first place?
    Find out this week!
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    Ep 159 - The Great Exhibition - Anyone for a Tempest Prognosticator?

    Ep 159 - The Great Exhibition - Anyone for a Tempest Prognosticator?

    Well gang, we've been threatening this one for a while. And you know what happens when we threaten a topic? Yes, we get round to it after about 3 years. Don't say we never treat you. This week we are FINALLY getting round to chatting all things Great Exhibition. From Tempest Prognosticators to naked statues in tents, huge chunks of gold and coal, and a glass atrium that welcomed 6 million people over the course of 6 months, there's a lot of stuff to chat about. Plus we find out how it impacted London in the ensuing years. Strap in, lads, it's going to get exciting!

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    Ep 158 - 'Ere be dragons

    Ep 158 - 'Ere be dragons

    LONDON IS BEING INVADED BY DRAGONS! Well, they mostly have been here for a while, and almost all of them are made of stone, but let's not let that get in the way of a good headline. Fiona's off on the hunt of some of London's most fearsome dragons this week, with a sprinkling of St George, a dash of Chinese New Year, and a boundary marker or two for good measure.
    How many can you spot around London?
    Dedicated to Fraggle, the bestest dragon there ever was.
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    Ep 157 - Dorothy Lawrence, the sapper that nobody wanted.

    Ep 157 - Dorothy Lawrence, the sapper that nobody wanted.

    Inspired by Emily's episode from last week, Alex is going back to an old favourite, the story of Dorothy Lawrence, the woman who, in WW1, set off to war-torn France armed with nothing but a notebook and a bicycle. Her aim? To get to the front and be the only female war correspondent, and jump start her journalism career. Will she make it? Come and find out!
    TRIGGER WARNING - some discussion of sexual abuse.

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    Ep 156 - Kit Cavanagh with guest Emily Laurence Baker.

    Ep 156 - Kit Cavanagh with guest Emily Laurence Baker.

    Our guest this week is the lovely Emily Laurence Baker, fellow Blue Badge Tourist Guide and champion of women's history. So it is only right that we get her to talk about one of her favourite women, Kit Cavanagh. Kit was one of those women we love - fearless and determined, who decides to go incognito into a man's world! When her husband disappears, she decides to enlist in the army - disguised as a man of course - to go off and find him. Will she find him? And if she does, what then? Will she be discovered? So many questions! Find out the answers on this week's episode!
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    • 56分
    Ep 155 - Marvellous Moll King - ground-breaking, rule-breaking, law-breaking!

    Ep 155 - Marvellous Moll King - ground-breaking, rule-breaking, law-breaking!

    WARNING - discussion of the Georgian sex trade in this episode
    The marvellous Moll King is the subject of this week's episode - a wonderful businesswoman in the 1700s, who skirted the line of the law with loopholes and cunning. From growing up in Covent Garden and learning the lay of the land, Moll met her husband Tom King, and together they established one of the most famous - and infamous - watering holes on Covent Garden piazza. We find out how this enterprising woman skirted around the edge of the Georgian sex trade, and how she survived despite her husband's early death. Come and find out all about this legend of Georgian London.
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