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

All the talks listed above may be booked for delivery either live or via Zoom.

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 020 7332 3700. Talks and walks are bookable

Guildhall Library talks all begin at 2.00 p.m.  Currently talks are delivered by Zoom and attract a worldwide audience of several hundred participants.  The full programme for January-April 2022 can be found on the Guildhall Library Events site, and Pete’s contributions for this period are:-

Tuesday 8th February (Talk): London’s Villages: Marylebone

Friday 11th February (Morning Walk): Marylebone to Mayfair

Tuesday 15th February (Talk): London’s Villages: Chelsea

Wednesday 23rd February (Morning Walk): Chelsea

Thursday 10th March (Talk): London’s Villages: Paddington

Friday 11th March (Morning Walk): Paddington to Little Venice

Monday 4th April (Talk): London’s Villages: Piccadilly & St James’s

Wednesday 6th April (Morning Walk): Putting on the Ritz

Tuesday 26th April (Talk): London’s Villages: Wapping

Thursday 28th April (Morning Walk): Police, Pubs & Pirates