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Ladies Who London Podcast

Fun, informal London history with two
Blue Badge Tourist Guides

Join ladies about town, Blue Badge Tourist Guides and history nerds Alex and Emily for a relaxed gossip about London’s past and present.


This is how it works: we pick our favourite people, places and events from London’s weird and wonderful history and we break them down and look at why we are still talking about them today. Expect a lot of laughter, a bit of silliness and a spot of gentle learning. A blog post accompanies the podcast each week as well.

 
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Enter our Christmas competition!

Join us in a classic black cab for the recording of our Christmas podcast. Recording will be mid afternoon on the 9th December, you will need to get yourself to London, and we will take you for a fun trip around London in a black cab with some guests along the way!

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In The Press

 

On The BBC

We were delighted to chat to the BBC Radio 4 Extra show Podcast Hour, where their hosts pick their favourite podcasts, and does one interview a week with the people behind them.

Click below to listen (we start at 13.51)

 

Show Notes

All of our episodes (from ep 46 onwards - we are working on previous episodes!) have a dedicated blog post to accompany them

 
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Pocahontas, the tragic true story

Pocahontas engraving, 1616. By Simon De Passe. The memorial window in St Georges Church, Gravesend A Memorial tomb and statue to...

Silvertown explosion, a dynamite tale

**Accompanies episode 62 of Ladies Who London Podcast Brunner Mond factory in Silvertown, where our story begins. Silvertown fire...

Bookmarking the best bookshops in London.

The Dickensian shop front of Hatchards - the oldest bookshop in Great Britain. https://www.hatchards.co.uk/ One of three Royal Warrant's,...

Twinings tea, the top of the tree trade

Portrait of Thomas Twining; founder of Twinings Tea. Painted by William Hogarth in exchange for his tea tab!. The famous Twinings shop...

Omoba Aina aka Sarah Forbes Bonetta

**Accompanies episode 57 of Ladies Who London Podcast Examples of Oba heads from the British Museum ©British Museum Journals by Captain...

SS Great Eastern, the steel leviathan.

That’s right we’re back talking about those brilliant Brunel’s again, and in particular Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who it seems never had a...

The Sublime Society of Beefsteaks

Ever enjoyed your dinner so much that you wanted to open a club dedicated to it? What would yours be called? the Green Thai Curry Club?...

Messing about on the river

This week has been a big week for the Ladies Who London podcast, in so many ways - we launched this website, rebranded, and rocketed up...

What lies under the River Thames...

*Accompanies episode 47 of Ladies Who London podcast. The River Thames holds many secrets and one of them sits 23 meters below the...

 

About Us

Hi! We are the Ladies Who London 

Welcome to our little corner of the podcasting internet - we are Emily (blonde) and Alex (brunette) and we are both passionate and fun London tourist guides. We both hold the prestigious Blue Badge Guiding qualification, and we love our job!

We started Ladies Who London podcast in 2020 as a way to bring London's quirky, fun history to everyone in the comfort of their own homes, and it has grown from there!

We both offer private and public tours, and you can find more out about those on our respective websites.

Thanks for popping along!

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Contact

Come and say hi!

You can email us at the email below, or fill in the form to the right and we will get back to you. Thanks for being with us!

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