Central Line

Bank to Chancery Lane, featuring pineapples and a helicopter

Bank of EnglandAs we follow the line originally known as the Twopenny Tube (hence the system’s nickname), we’ll hear about Mark Twain taking the London Underground ... see where Christopher Wren hid two golden pineapples in plain view (they’re still there) ... discover what was unusual about Oliver Cromwell’s trial at the Old Bailey ... and hear what happened when Robert Maxwell tried to land his helicopter at Holborn Circus.

There's no need to pre-book - just turn up. Meet outside exit 3 of Bank Tube station, by the statue of Wellington. (Click on the link at bottom right for a map.)


Scheduled walks will resume in the spring. In the meantime please contact me to arrange private walks.


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Scheduled walks will resume in the spring. In the meantime please contact me to arrange private walks.

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Greyhound

A greyhound can accelerate from 0 to 45 mph in 1 second. This makes it the second-fastest accelerating animal on the planet, after the cheetah. A really striking way of learning about bio-mechanics - the greyhound can accelerate that quickly because it's so light, yet has such powerful legs. When the BBC's Top Gear raced one against a Mazda MX5 the greyhound accelerated more quickly - the Mazda has so much more weight to shift.