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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 Fiona 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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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)

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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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Welcome to Biscuit Town

From the middle of the 19th century Bermondsey became known as 'Biscuit Town', due to a huge biscuit making factory named Peak Frean.....

You are what you eat - The Tudors

It's quite easy to picture King Henry VIII shovelling handfuls of meat into his wide mouth and washing it down with goblets of ale,...

Behind the Lens with Jill Craigie

One of Britain's earliest female documentary makers : Jill Craigie 1911-1999 A poster for her 1946 film 'The way we live', which was a...

Piercing holes - Dame Barbara Hepworth

This week we're talking about one of the most important female artists who carved out a career in the 20th century : Dame Barbara...

Delving deep with Mudlarker -Lara Maiklem

This week we had the pleasure of chatting to Author and Mudlark : Lara Maiklem. If you would like to hear more from her; she has some...

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace; The Peoples Palace The impressive organ designed (for the 2nd time) by organ master: Henry Willis. Check out the...

The abandoned Down Street Station

An image of the now abandoned Down Street station, located in the heart of Mayfair. It may have had a short life as a working public...

The Old Operating Theatre

The museum lives in what's left of St Thomas Church, which was once part of a huge medieval hospital. When you enter the museum you climb...

Save London's gas lamps!

**Accompanies the special episode of Ladies Who London podcast on gas lamps How to complain to Westminster council - click here How to...

London's Chocolate Houses

' The Gamsters at Whites' - The 6th episode of William Hogarth's 'Rake Progress'. Notice the smoke filling the room, yet the gamblers...

Beggar’s Opera, the first musical

These are the show notes which accompany episode 68 of the Ladies Who London podcast. Find the podcast on all your usual podcast...

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. One of three Royal Warrant's,...

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About Us

Hi! We are the Ladies Who London 

Welcome to our little corner of the podcasting internet - we are Fiona (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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