London City Walks: Talks

A Dreadful Visitation: The Great Plague

A Phoenix Reborn: Rebuilding London After the Great Fire

A Plethora of Palaces

A Singular Bridge: London Bridge

A Singular Church: All Hallows by the Tower

A Singular Palace: The Tower of London

A Singular Route: The Number 15 from the Tower to the Strand

A Singular Route: The Number 15 from the Strand to Trafalgar Square

A Singular Street: Cheapside

After Frankenstein

Another Singular Bridge: Tower Bridge

Another Singular Street: Fleet Street

Another Singular Street: Oxford Street

Blood, Fire and Pestilence
Book Lovers: Love in London – From Samuel Pepys to Bridget Jones
City Scribblers: Writers in the Square Mile
Confessions of a Street Walker: A City Guide's Story

Curiouser and Curiouser: Some London Oddities
Dragons' Den: City Customs & Traditions
Dickens & the City
Dickens & His Illustrators

Dickens of London

Eastward Ho: The East Side of the City

Even Curiouser
Every Picture Tells a Story: How to Read a Victorian Painting

Fire! Fire!

Frankenstein’s Family Tree

Gone But Not Forgotten
Haunted London
Hiss the Villain: Dark Deeds in the Square Mile

London: A Wicked City

London in Four Suits: Clubs

London in Four Suits: Diamonds

London in Four Suits: Hearts

London in Four Suits: Spades

London Livery Companies

London – Odder and Odderer
London’s Burning: The Great Fire of 1666
London's Other City: Westminster

London’s Parks

London’s River

London’s Villages: Bermondsey to Rotherhithe

London’s Villages: Blackheath

London’s Villages: Bloomsbury

London’s Villages: Chelsea
London’s Villages: Deptford

London’s Villages: Greenwich

London’s Villages: Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford

London’s Villages: Kensington

London’s Villages: Marylebone

London’s Villages: Mayfair

London’s Villages: Paddington
London’s Villages: Piccadilly and St James’s
London’s Villages: Soho
London’s Villages: Wapping

Messing About on the River

Now We Are Five: The City’s Bridges

Over the Bridge
Pre-Raphaelite Painters & Poets
Revels on the River

Round & Round the Garden: Stories of Covent Garden

Shakespeare in the City


Thames Tradesmen

Two Cockney Poets

The Fringes of Kensington: 1

The Fringes of Kensington:2

Turn Again, Whittington

Victorian London
Wars of the Words: Famous Literary Feuds

William Morris at Work

In addition, Pete is a regular contributor to the Guildhall Library programme of free public lectures. For details of the talks and how to book a place, contact the Library at or 020 7332 3700. Talks are bookable through

Guildhall Library talks all begin at 2.00 p.m.  Currently talks are delivered by Zoom.  As soon as dates for the next quarter have been agreed they will be listed here.