02-12-19 Tom Bolton London's Lost Rivers Volume 2 Conway Hall-008

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I give talks and lectures on London history, lost London rivers, the vanished city and on walking. I have talked at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Essex Book Festival, Salon for the City, UCL Urban Lab, Open East and the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society among many others, and have given a Royal Geographical Society Monday Night lecture.

Do get in touch if you would like to arrange a talk.

Past highlights

Culture Mile Commuter Club podcast – The Barbican

Salon for the City No. 89 – London Eye

London’s Lost Rivers – Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote Historical Society, November 2021

London’s Lost Rivers – CPRE London Rivers Week, October 2021

Searching for London’s Lost Rivers – Guildhall Library, September 2021

London’s First Chinatown – Westminster Archives, July 2021

St. James’s Gardens: Euston’s Lost Burial Ground – Southwark Pensioners Centre, April 2021

London’s Lost Rivers – Hedgerley Historical Society, April 2021

London’s Lost Rivers – London Canal Museum volunteers, April 2021

Searching for London’s Lost Rivers – Westminster Archives, February 2021

Salon for the City No. 76 – The Lost London River

Teach Hunton and Dartley – Culture Mile Radio Local, June 2020

Vanished City: London’s Lost Neighbourhoods – RH7 History Group, Lingfield, 2020

London’s Lost Rivers Volume 2 – South East London Folklore Society, 2020

London’s Lost Rivers – Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town, 2020

London’s Lost Rivers – Primrose Hill Community Library, 2020

Vanished City: London’s Lost Neighbourhoods – Streatham Society, 2020


London’s Lost Rivers Volume 2, Reweirding at Conway Hall, 2019

London’s Lost Rivers, Transport Museum, 2019

Making the Most of London’s Waterways, Future of London Conference, 2019

New Angle Prize event, Ipswich Institute, 2019

Portrait of an Anxious Nation – discussion with James Meek at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 25 May 2019. Review in the Eastern Daily Press

Books and Beyond – a cabaret of words and music at Wivenhoe Bookshop, 2019

A Book Brunch at the Red Lion Bookshop, Colchester, 2019

Pop-Up Essex Writers House at Metal, Southend-on-Sea, 2019

Crossing Borders at the Essex Book Festival, Harwich, 2019

Battersea WI, 2019

Chalfont St. Giles Literary Society, 2019

Mycenae Local History Group, 2019

Penned in the Margins Summer Party, 2018

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, 2018

Friends of the Geffrye Museum, 2018

Camden Tour Guides, Somers Town, 2018

Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town, 2018

Writing London, London Society, 2017

Thames 21 Volunteer Celebration, Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, 2016

City of Dust launch, Westminster Reference Library, 2016

Windows into Protest: Windrush Square (film), 2016

Kerb Crates, King’s Cross, 2016

Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society, 2016

The Booth Maps – Monocle Radio interview, 2016

Love the Lea Late, 2016

The Fleet Sewer, 2015

The Doctor Who Show, Rivers of London Special, 2015

Something Understood, Radio 4, 2015

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, 2015

Stoke Newington Literary Festival, 2015

London is Changing, 2015

Wandsworth Heritage Festival, 2015

The Last Tuesday Society, 2015

Caught by the River: Thames, 2015

London Wildlife Trust, 2014

Lost London River Geek-Off, 2014

Walking Methodologies Roundtable, UCL Urban Lab, 2014

Salon for the City No.11 – London Opiate, 2013

Salon for the City No.6 – London Under, London Over, 2013

Open East – Caught By the River, Olympic Park 2013

Shall We Gather at the River? Faber Social 2013

London On Foot, 2012

Walking London’s Lost Rivers, Royal Geographical Society Monday Night Lecture, 2012

South East London Folklore Society, 2012

Treadwell’s, 2011