No Sleep till Hammersmith... Guided walking tour of the area's lost rivers, TV locations and music venues past and present
2018 Dates: Sat 7 July at 11:00 SOLD OUT, Thur 19 July at 11:00 SOLD OUT, Sat 21 July at 11:00 SOLD OUT, Sat 4 August at 11:00 SOLD OUT, Sun 19 August at 11:45 SOLD OUT, Sat 1 September at 11:00 SOLD OUT, Sun 9 September at 11:45 SOLD OUT, Sun 16 September at 11:45 SOLD OUT, Sun 23 September at 11:45 SOLD OUT
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This tour led by Paul Talling, author of Derelict London & London's Lost Rivers takes you around Hammersmith, Fulham & Shepherds Bush looking at numerous lost music venues and readings from Paul's next book, various TV locations for The Sweeney & Denis Waterman era Minder and touching on the 3 lost rivers of the area (Parr's Ditch, Counters Creek and the Stamford Brook).
Just a few of the places covered include the sites of the opening & closing credits for Minder, one of Arthur's lockups, Terry Mcann's flat,the former HQ of Euston films, opening credits of The Sweeney, the site of the pub where the cast enjoyed pre/post filming drinks plus bits and pieces including Rik Mayall's Bench in Bottom & the cemetery used for Grandad's funeral in Only Fools and Horses. Plus of course loads of other points of interest from Margot Fonteyn to Aleister Crowley to The Professionals to Joseph Bazalgette.
We pass Opera on the Green where Paul put on an early Manic Street Preachers gig before it became a shop selling beds and other lost music venues including The Greyhound, The Bottom Line, Hammersmith Palais, the Clarendon/Klubfoot & the Red Cow. London's Lost Live Music Venues - the book by Paul Talling will released in early 2019.
TIP: Arrive early and enjoy a decent fry up nearby at Georges Cafe, 36 Blythe Road,W14 0HA or Shandeez, 2 Maclise Rd,W14 0PR
The tour lasting around 3 1/2 hours starts at Kensington Olympia Station (Overground/District Line) and ends by the River Thames where we will most likely visit a few of the local pubs including the Blue Anchor which is shown in the closing credits of Minder.
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