Story of London returns for 2010 with a celebration of London's rich and varied history as a place of innovation and ideas. The festival also takes a look into the future to see how London will develop and change as it faces the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.
With over 100 events taking place across the capital, you can discover many new sides to this great city during this year's Story of London. A full programme of the events can be accessed from http://www.london.gov.uk/storyoflondon
English Heritage is once again involved in the festival and will be opening the doors of Marble Hill House, Chiswick House and Downe House with tours and talks especially for the festival. Full details of English Heritage events and booking details can be found below:
Managing Change In London
Free lunchtime talk Monday 4 October, 12.15 - 1.30pm (registration from 12 noon) London's Living Room, City Hall, Queen's Walk, SE1 2AA
In conjunction with the Mayor's Story of London festival, Philip Davies, Planning and Development Director at English Heritage will be drawing on his best-selling book, Lost London to offer authoritative insights into the way London has developed and changed since the Victorian age, the growth of the conservation movement as a progressive force for change, and ways in which London's current heritage can be managed at a time of acute development pressure.
The event is free but advance registration is recommended.
Book by emailing: email@example.com
Darwin From London To Downe
Saturday 2, Sunday 3 October, 11am Down House, Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT
As part of the Mayor's Story of London festival, Downe House will be opening its doors with an exclusive tour of Downe House exploring Charles Darwin's early years in London. What happened in these early years in London paved the way for the publication of the book that rocked Victorian society, 'On the Origin of Species'?
Price: £3 on top of normal entry price
Book on 01689 859119
Chiswick: Birthplace Of The English Landscape Garden
Sunday 10 October, 11am Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, W4 2RP Tour the gardens of Chiswick House and explore England's first 'English Landscape Garden'.
Hear about the features, influences and philosophy which underpinned the gardens at Chiswick and reveal how the gardens were inspired by the architecture of ancient Rome.
Price £5.00 per person
Book on 020 8995 0508
Exploring The Archaeology Of Greenwich Park
Free walking tour Sunday 10 October, 10.30am-12.30pm Meet: Outside the Pavilion Tea House, in the centre of Greenwich Park, SE10 8QY
A guided walk around Greenwich Park, examining the fascinating archaeology while considering the 21st century usage of the Park, including the 2012 Olympic Games.
Book by emailing: Greenwich@English-Heritage.org.uk
Henrietta Howard And Her Circle Of Friends
Monday 4 October; Thursday 7 October, 10.30am and 2.30pm Marble Hill House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 2NL
Take a tour of Marble Hill House, and hear the story of a remarkable lady, Henrietta Howard.
Child (5-15yrs) £2.50.
Booking Essential. Booking essential on 020 8892 5115