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Join Katie Wignall, Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Founder of Look Up London on a walk revealing the exciting, inspiring and courageous women of Bankside as part of our series of events celebrating International Women's Day.

The walk will explore the stories of woman who lived and worked in Bankside, from social pioneers like Octavia Hill, to famous writers like Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley as well as shedding light on lesser known women like unsung heroines; Alice Ayres and Janet Johnson.

Wander the backstreets and beautiful hidden gardens of Bankside as you discover the street names, plaques and hidden details that reveal these incredible women.

Meet at Southwark Station - WhatThreeWords - exact location.

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Discover the Black history of Bankside in this walk that covers over 500 years and includes: Shakespeare, black sailors, international trade, pirates, food , religion, Pan Africanism, Marcus Garvey, Roman ruins and Windrush. The tour is led by Black History Walks, who run guided Walking Tours of London to include its African history which goes back 3,500 years.
 
You are welcome to join this event if you live or work in Bankside. The whole tour will be held outdoors. To find the start of the tour you can use What Three Words - https://what3words.com/lunch.tribal.cafe 
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Discover the Black history of Bankside in this walk that covers over 500 years and includes: Shakespeare, black sailors, international trade, pirates, food , religion, Pan Africanism, Marcus Garvey, Roman ruins and Windrush. The tour is led by Black History Walks, who run guided Walking Tours of London to include its African history which goes back 3,500 years.
 
You are welcome to join this event if you live or work in Bankside. The whole tour will be held outdoors. To find the start of the tour you can use What Three Words - Lunch Tribal Cafe
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Before coming aboard, your guide will discuss what is already known about the ship and its history; this takes place at the anchor outside of the ship, where we discuss the figurehead and historic context. You’ll come about onto the main deck. We will then proceed into the great cabin where you’ll be able to handle our replica navigation equipment, before moving to the armoury, where we will display our replica weapons and discuss their functions. Following this, we will proceed to the gun deck, where we will discuss the living conditions of the Elizabethan mariner, before our gun demonstration. Finally, we will move to the lowermost deck - the hold, where we will discuss how sailors stored and preserved food and the rations of the common mariner. The ship is not currently accessible for wheelchair users or visitors with mobility impairments. Please note there are steep stairs on the ship and low ceilings. 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Join Katie Wignall, Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Founder of Look Up London on a walk revealing the exciting, inspiring and courageous women of Bankside.

The walk will explore the stories of woman who lived and worked in Bankside, from social pioneers like Octavia Hill, to famous writers like Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley as well as shedding light on lesser known women like unsung heroines; Alice Ayres and Janet Johnson.

Wander the backstreets and beautiful hidden gardens of Bankside as you discover the street names, plaques and hidden details that reveal these incredible women.

Meet at Southwark Station - WhatThreeWords - exact location.

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Join Katie Wignall, Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Founder of Look Up London on a walk revealing the exciting, inspiring and courageous women of Bankside.

The walk will explore the stories of woman who lived and worked in Bankside, from social pioneers like Octavia Hill, to famous writers like Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley as well as shedding light on lesser known women like unsung heroines; Alice Ayres and Janet Johnson.

Wander the backstreets and beautiful hidden gardens of Bankside as you discover the street names, plaques and hidden details that reveal these incredible women.

Meet at Southwark Station - WhatThreeWords - exact location.

  [post_title] => 27 July: Bankside's Inspiring Women Tour [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 27-july-banksides-inspiring-women-tour [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-04-26 12:51:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-04-26 11:51:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://betterbankside.co.uk/?post_type=event&p=4379 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4358 [post_author] => 20 [post_date] => 2023-04-20 12:12:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2023-04-20 11:12:56 [post_content] => Step back in time and uncover the fascinating history of Southwark Cathedral with our lunchtime tour. Delve into the cathedral's connections with London's hospitals, the bustling theatre land of Shakespeare's day, and the powerful Bishops who once held sway over the area. As you explore this iconic landmark, you'll discover its significance as the oldest crossing-point of the River Thames and the only entrance to the City of London for many centuries.   With highlights including the stunning Gothic-style nave and ornate choir screen, this 45-minute tour is not to be missed. Join us on 13 July at 1.30pm for an unforgettable journey through time. [post_title] => 13 July - From Priory to Church to Cathedral: A Tour of Southwark Cathedral [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 13-july-from-priory-to-church-to-cathedral-a-tour-of-southwark-cathedral [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-04-20 12:12:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-04-20 11:12:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://betterbankside.co.uk/?post_type=event&p=4358 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4349 [post_author] => 20 [post_date] => 2023-04-18 15:00:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2023-04-18 14:00:20 [post_content] => Why are the words ‘Facts not Opinions’ carved over the door at 99 Southwark Street?  This is Kirkaldy’s Testing and Experimenting Works, and it was the world’s first independent commercial materials testing house, right here in Bankside’s original innovation district. From the day it opened on 1 January 1874 huge samples of bridges and other engineering structures arrived here from around the world to be tested to destruction on David Kirkaldy’s patented 116-ton ‘Universal Testing Machine’. Kirkaldy’s ‘facts’ were transforming the ‘opinions’ that underpinned Victorian cities. Today, thanks to a small group of passionate volunteers, you can still experience David Kirkaldy’s single-minded ingenuity. Take the tour and you will see – and smell – the authentic workshop with its working machines, bringing the story of materials testing and the Kirkaldy family to life. It’s a direct link with a pioneering age of engineering and thanks to an education programme being developed with local schools, now it is inspiring future generations. Go and visit - you might even get to break something yourself! Better Bankside are offering members the chance to see this amazing historic site for free. Click on the button above for tickets. Photograph (c) Peter Dazeley Check out our downloadable May events calendar and book your spot now. Plus, don’t forget to share the calendar with your colleagues and invite them to join in on the fun. [post_title] => 16 May – Tour Kirkaldy's Testing Works - Bankside's Innovative History [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 16-may-tour-kirkaldys-testing-works-banksides-innovative-history [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-05-02 16:37:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-05-02 15:37:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://betterbankside.co.uk/?post_type=event&p=4349 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 12 [current_post] => -1 [before_loop] => 1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5140 [post_author] => 24 [post_date] => 2024-02-14 16:11:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2024-02-14 16:11:06 [post_content] =>

Join Katie Wignall, Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Founder of Look Up London on a walk revealing the exciting, inspiring and courageous women of Bankside as part of our series of events celebrating International Women's Day.

The walk will explore the stories of woman who lived and worked in Bankside, from social pioneers like Octavia Hill, to famous writers like Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley as well as shedding light on lesser known women like unsung heroines; Alice Ayres and Janet Johnson.

Wander the backstreets and beautiful hidden gardens of Bankside as you discover the street names, plaques and hidden details that reveal these incredible women.

Meet at Southwark Station - WhatThreeWords - exact location.

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