Upstairs and downstairs in Belgravia
Once a swampy wasteland plagued by villains and vagabonds, the Five Fields was transformed in the mid 19th century into the "City of Palaces" that we see today. Home to some of the most expensive properties in the world, come with me and visit hidden pubs with notorious histories, see the house where plans were hatched to build the Titanic, and learn about upstairs and downstairs life in the grand and aristocratic houses of Regency London.
A walk in the Garden
Covent Garden has evolved over the years from the market garden of Westminster Abbey, to a fruit and vegetable market, to a vibrant hub of activity in the heart of London. Come with me and see where London's first organised police force was established, hear how an orange seller named Nell Gwynn became Charles II's favourite mistress, and be astonished at how Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies provided detailed information for those seeking a very particular form of entertainment.
A meander around Mayfair
Named after the annual May Fair that took place in the 1600s and 1700s, anyone who plays the UK version of Monopoly will know that Mayfair is the most expensive property on the board. Explore this playground of the rich and famous and hear how the marriage of a 12 year old heiress into an old aristocratic family led to the creation of one of this country's grandest and wealthiest dukedoms. Royals, nobles, businessmen and celebrities have all contributed to the juicy stories to be heard here.