What did the Victorians do for us Londoners?
A lot of things, it turns out. Get to grips with 19th century innovation on a day of free guided walks around the capital. On Saturday 12 October, Local London Guiding Day returns and, bringing you expert-led, hour-long ambles from four of London's guiding associations.
Visit a Gothic masterpiece, cross a canal and explore a churchyard as you learn about the architects, engineers, poets and philanthropists of King's Cross. Hear how life in the City inspired great literature and led the Victorians to dig up the dead. Discover everything from social reform to London's first underground railway in Clerkenwell and Islington. And wander around the Marylebone of Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle.
All four walks run on the hour, every hour between 10am and 4pm. So, providing you're up for a good bit of exercise, you can fit in all of them. There's no need to book, either — just turn up to the meeting points outlined here.
Local London Guiding Day, 10am-4pm on Saturday 12 October.