See me in action…. a 1 hour free video tour around St Pauls – Smithfields, London!

Well everything well yesterday or as well as possible considering the incessant heat, lack of sleep and in my case food lol.  Much of Britain but particularly London is currently being roasted.  Last night it was 26 degrees outside at midnight which is around 82F in humidity is more than fine enough for me in the day time!


I can confirm that wasp level activity is through the roof these days.  On Saturday I ate outside and was buzzed by 9 at any one time.  I felt like going into he kitchen and bringing out a sprayable pesticide!

My appearance on BBC Radio 5Live with Nihal at just after 1.20pm went fine, he was a very nice chap as were the production people behind the scenes who you never get to hear unless you are involved in programming.  The amount of well-wishers and people saying I’ve inspired them is well into the thousands so thank you to any one who reads this.

Then I rushed into London to do my first ever video tour with the help of the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey History Society.  You may remember a few years I wrote a series of posts on Rotherhithe which to American readers is most famous for its links with the Mayflower but for everyone else is rich in what must be said is often the seedier parts of history as well as Dickensian poverty and inspirational figures in engineering and the social and political world.

You can watch the recorded tour which is just over an hour in length.



The link for the video if you can’t click on the above is

It’s not a real tour but a mix of a tiny bit of several tours all in close geographic area and we totally changed it on the spur of the moment.

If you enjoyed the tour then you can also donate by clicking on

So far £341 has been raised with 20% of that going to the MindTheGaps Campaign to assist some of the 3 million people who have been #ExcludedUK from any government help during this 6 months without work.

If you’d like to know more about the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society then do check out their website and you might find it worth joining especially if you have ancestral links with London.  You’d also see me guest speaking at their next online meeting at the end of August with a 2-3 hour presentation.



About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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