Colin del Strother
My interests include spiritual and Christian heritage - martyrs, monasteries, church history, groups such as Methodists, Baptists and Quakers. Also the waterways, Docks and Docklands - past, present and future, Thames tributaries, underground rivers, canals, tunnels. I have done commentaries from river-boats and canal-boats and taken groups through Brunel's Thames tunnel. Also guided walks in many areas including the City, Southwark, Westminster, Pimlico, Thames (East London), Clerkenwell, Islington and the Embankment.
|Christian & Spiritual Heritage|
|Industrial Heritage- rivers, waterways, drainage|
|London Social & urban Development|
|City of Westminster Guide|
|Clerkenwell & Islington Guide|
Areas : City, Southwark, Westminster, Clerkenwell, Islington, Pimlico, Regent's Park & Canal, docks and Docklands, the Embankment. Themes : Christian heritage, waterways, Dickens and Victorian slums.
Particularly waterways - Regent's Canal, New River, River Fleet, London docks, Bazalgette and the sewers, water supply, public health, cholera. Also railway age, Brunel and the first tunnel under the Thames, Victorian engineering.
Christian heritage, saints, martyrs (Protestant and Catholic), medieval monasteries, reformers, Non-conformists, faith and plagues, faith and science, missionaries in the Victorian slums.
Newton, Faraday, Darwin and others worked in London and changed the world. See where Halley observed a total eclipse in London 300 years ago. The Royal Society and the Royal Institution. Engineering from the Roman walls to Crossrail and the Shard.
Tours of London's Transport Museum. London Underground over 150 years, London's canals. The coming of the railways. Victorian road-building as a weapon against revolution.
Her Majesty the Queen has now become the longest reigning monarch in British history and in April 2016 she should become the first British monarch to celebrate a 90th birthday. I can take you to places connected with her remarkable story including some off the major tourist trails.
2012 Venues, City of Westminster
MA London Studies (Birkbeck)