TALKS BEYOND TIME AND PLACE – EPISODE 13: SIWAN HILL OF “PECULIAR LONDON”
Peculiar London invites people to explore London with them. Whether you are a local or just passing through, their tours give you a different insight into London’s vibrant and colourful heritage.
Dark Side of Docklands
On April 16, they start their tours again with “Dark Side of Docklands“, a hilarious immersive theatre walking tour in Wapping, that explores the murky waters of London’s maritime history. Featuring a cast of colourful characters including marauding pirates, ladies of the night and even royalty, who will give you insights into the now vanished world of London’s Docklands, once Europe’s largest and notorious Port.
00:00 London beyond time and place Intro
3:55 How does a Peculiar London event look like? What can we expect?
4:43 How and when did your fascination with London history begin?
8:00 You also do a Halloween tour in Hampstead every year, can you tell us a bit about that?
9:12 What was the most surprising fact you have learned or story that you have heard?
10:53 How do you pick the topics for your tours?
Dark Side of Docklands
12:11 You are also here today because after a longer break due to the lockdown, you are starting your Peculiar London events again with a “Dark Side of Docklands” tour in Wapping on April 16. Are you excited?
13:50 Where did the idea for this event come from?
15:30 Does it include the “Prospect of Whitby”?
16:18 Where do you start?
16:49 There is still the noose behind the “Prospect of Whitby”, do you have a theory where exactly execution dock was located?
17:57 I believe the story of Captain Kidd is also part of the tour?
19:33 Do you you include The Thames Police, the river police that predates the Metropolitan Police?
20:25 Is the “Town of Ramsgate” pub with its famous customers Judge Jeffreys and William Bligh (Captain of the Bounty) part of the tour?
23:33 Which other tours and events do you offer or have you planned?
24:24 Are there still places you want to research?
25:34 What is your favourite place in London?
28:38 Has dealing with London and its history and its literature changed your view of the city?
30:23 Can you name three Londoners that you would have dinner or a drink with?
The “Dark Side of Docklands” tour will take place on the 16th of April 2021. You can find all the information on the Peculiar London website.
TALKS BEYOND TIME AND PLACE
“Talks beyond time and place” is a series of online conversations by author Philipp Röttgers of “London beyond time and place“. Philipp and his guests chat about how London influences their lives. In every episode, they cover certain topics, depending on the individual guest. Among his guests are scholars, historians, tour guides and more and the atmosphere feels like a conversation in a pub.
Music by Bryan Kolarczyk