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No Sleep Till Hammersmith... With Author Paul Talling


Kensington Olympia Station (Olympia Way exit)


Saturday 25th of June 2022


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This tour led by Paul Talling, author of Derelict London, London's Lost Rivers & the forthcoming London's Lost Live Music Venues takes you around Hammersmith, Fulham & Shepherds Bush looking at numerous lost music venues and gives readings from his next book. We also visit various TV locations for The Sweeney & Dennis Waterman era Minder and touching on the 3 lost rivers of the area (Parr's Ditch, Counters Creek and the Stamford Brook).

Just a few of the places covered include the sites of the opening & closing credits for Minder, one of Arthur's lockups, Terry Mcann's flat,the former HQ of Euston films, opening credits of The Sweeney, the site of the pub where the cast enjoyed pre/post filming drinks plus bits and pieces including Rik Mayall's memorial Bench from Bottom & the cemetery used for Grandad's funeral in Only Fools and Horses. Plus of course loads of other points of interest from Margot Fonteyn to Aleister Crowley to The Professionals to  Joseph Bazalgette.

We pass Opera on the Green where Paul put on an early Manic Street Preachers gigand other lost music venues including The Greyhound, The Bottom Line, Hammersmith Palais, the Clarendon/Klubfoot & the Red Cow.

This No Sleep 'til Hammersmith walking tour is named after the number 1 live album by Motörhead who played many times at the Hammersmith Odeon which is still going strong as the Eventim Apollo.

The tour ends by the River Thames where we will most likely visit a few of the local pubs, including the Blue Anchor which is shown in the closing credits of Minder. This is a 10-min walk from Hammersmith tube station.

The duration of this event is approx 5 hours.

TIP: Arrive early and enjoy a decent fry up nearby at Georges Cafe,36 Blythe Road,W14 0HA or Shandeez, 2 Maclise Rd,W14 0PR

By purchasing a ticket for a walk you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

? Although public liability insurance is held, the organiser shall not be held responsible for accidents, injury, loss or damage to persons or property as a consequence of participation in Paul Talling's walks.Ticket holders are responsible for their own safety while taking part in a walk. The guide is responsible for showing ticket holders sites of interest but not to steward ticket holders across roads etc.

?The tour goes ahead regardless of the weather. No refunds due to inclement weather are given.

? The walk will depart promptly at the advertised time & will not wait for late-comers. If a ticket holder misses the walk, no refund will be given. You are strongly urged to check TFL for weekend engineering works that may affect your journey.

? Once a ticket has been purchased, the agency is unable to offer a refund.

Kensington Olympia Station

Venue Type

Railway Station

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Olympia Way,


Greater London,


W14 0NE.

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