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I thought I’d just share some pictures with you from our final event of the year, Art and the City, which happened yesterday. The format was a guided walk around City of London with the excellent Colin Davey, a City of London Guide; a very welcome hot lunch at the Barbican; a tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery and its wonderful Roman Amphitheatre, again led by Colin; the usual London Historians pub sesh afterwards. It was a lovely sunny day mostly, but very nippy indeed. My thanks to the hardy ten London Historians who braved the elements and, I believe, had a wonderful day out. I know I did. We will be introducing a lot more of this sort of thing in 2012. Unusual formats. Our member guides (of whom there are now at least a dozen) are very enthusiastic about helping to put together this programme.

These pictures barely scratch the surface of our day, but you get the idea. Thank, Colin.

st vedast alias foster

Our first pleasant surprise was that the strangely-named Wren church St Vedast-alias-Foster was open. I hadn't been inside before.

one new change, st paul's

Vista from the roof of One New Change shopping mall, aka the Stealth Bomber.

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Colin packs our heads with new knowledge.

The cordwainer

The Cordwainer

richard rogers

A Richard Rogers building. It's important to appreciate the modern too.

st giles without cripplegate

St Giles-without-Cripplegate. I had forgotten that this church is right at the centre of the modern Barbican.

Guildhall art gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery

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The Roman Amphitheatre underneath Guildhall Yard.

happy historians

Bottoms Up! Happy historians.

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