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St Paul's to London Bridge

Talks/Lectures

Event Description

The story of the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, the politics of its plans, and how it survived World War 2. The sadness of Queen Anne and her legacy, the heads on the gate of Temple Bar, the College of Arms (and just how did Kate Middleton design hers?). Then there’s the ‘wobbly bridge’, the Chewing Gum man, the power station that became a famous gallery, the site of Shakespeare’s original Globe theatre, cruel bear-baiting, tales of the foul-mouthed ferrymen, the iced-up Thames, the Great Fire of London, and the naughty things that happened at Bankside.

  • Duration: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Loona

Loona Hazarika is a history geek who has been giving guided tours of his birthplace London for over 15 years. Trained by the British Museum (where he was an official tour guide) he co-founded London City Steps, a social enterprise that helps to train and give confidence to underprivileged youth via a love of local history.

He spent a year volunteering at the Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda where he recorded and set up their first audio guides system and has advised and appeared on TV history shows such as BBC TV’s The ‘Hairy Builder’, ‘the Repair Shop’ and SKY Atlantic’s ‘Urban Secrets’

He has a Master’s Degree in economics from the University of Cambridge.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!