Brian at Camden Place


I can offer a series of illustrated talks on various subjects to interested groups.

The talks available at the moment are:

An armchair tour of the highlights of Greenwich.
This very well illustrated allows you to see all that you would see if you came on my walking tour 'Greenwich Highlights' without the effort of walking for 90 minutes.

The Rise and Rise of London.
This is again a beautifully illustrated talk covering the architectural evolution from the Roman Wall to the present day.   It is based on the walk of the same name but includes plans, views from distant viewpoints and roof top panoramas.

This talk is based on one of my walks called 'Hidden Knightsbridge' but has additional material that cannot be covered in a 90 minute walk.                                      

Around the Tower.
This talk is based on a walk of the same name and actually contains almost the same content.   This is an ideal presentation for someone who cannot come on the walk.   It does NOT go around the Tower of London but instead explores the eastern part of the City which is not usually covered by guides. The area brims with interesting detail.

Surrounding Smithfield
This talk visits the historically interesting area around Smithfield market and Hatton Garden.  Needless to say diamonds are mentioned.

Royal Artillery
This talk outlines the history of the Royal Artillery with some emphasis on the well known Royal Horse Artillery.  The Artillery motto is 'Ubique' which means everywhere.  That leaves a few stories to be told!

Flags and Fugitives

This talk is set among the flags of embassies, an area full of intrigue.  The fugitives include Lord Lucan, Julian Assange and many who are no longer with us.

Duration.   Talks normally run for about 60 minutes.  As an example the armchair tour of Greenwich is scheduled to run for about 45 minutes with the remainder of time for questions.  I find that this suits most groups but of course everything can be tailored to your own requirements.

Cost.   The cost will be moderate and commensurate with the fees already paid to speakers by Towns Womens Guilds, Probus Clubs etc.  Please telephone 0208 857 6870 to discuss requirements and costs.

Area covered.   All South East London postcodes and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley with the exception of the areas inside the congestion zones. Other reasonably accessible areas will be considered.

General.   I come equipped with a screen, high definition projector and a sound system.   The sound system is suitable for a classroom or a small village hall and includes a roving microphone suitable for questions from the audience.

What do I require ?   I need access to a 13amp power supply, free parking, preferably close to the venue and of course, payment.