Calendar 2017

18 - King's Cross Renaissance; From Cathedral to Commerce; Architecture on the Thames East Boat Tour
25 - Wren To Rogers Photo Tour

2 - Wren To Rogers Photo Tour; King's Cross Renaissance
6 -Eve With...Connock & Lockie; Photography by Night
9 - Bromley by Bow to Canary Wharf; Architecture on the Thames Central Boat Tour

Tours and events added to the programme weekly

2018 dates added soon

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