Ladies Who London Podcast
Ep 50 - St James - Elizabethan Sumptuary laws, when it was illegal to look *this* good

Ep 50 - St James - Elizabethan Sumptuary laws, when it was illegal to look *this* good

September 1, 2021

Hey fashion police, this one's for you! On this week's episode we take a look at one of the oddest laws around, the Elizabethan sumptuary laws which governed who could where what and when. Literally making it illegal for you to look good. The cheek! Why on earth was it illegal for people other than the royal family to wear purple silk, how was the length of your sword policed, and what happened to the man who decided to pad his legs?! Find out here.

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal, and we spin the Wheel of Destiny to find out where we are going next.

WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! Check out www.ladieswholondon.com and take a look at the blog which accompanies each episode, plus links on how to get in touch and what we are all about. 

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www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/podcast where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

See you next week

 

Ep 49 - Bank - Beefsteak club, an odyssey of Britishness and silly hats

Ep 49 - Bank - Beefsteak club, an odyssey of Britishness and silly hats

August 25, 2021

On this week's episode, we have two guests, Lottie and Fiona, as Alex is not public appropriate right now. With Emily, our guests attack the topic of the Beefsteak club with gusto, getting stuck in to one of the weirdest clubs in London's history...although we touch on a couple of other strange ones en route. Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal, and we spin the Wheel of Destiny to find out where we are going next.

 

Find out about our guests at www.missmagpietours.com for Lottie and @fionalukasguide on instagram.

WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! Check out www.ladieswholondon.com and take a look at the blog which accompanies each episode, plus links on how to get in touch and what we are all about. 

Get in touch!

Instagram; @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email; ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites; www.ladieswholondon.com 

www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/podcast where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

See you next week

Covent Garden - Margot Fonteyn, pirouettes and politics

Covent Garden - Margot Fonteyn, pirouettes and politics

August 18, 2021

We've had a slight change of topic this week, so we are taking a look at one of Alex's icons, Margot Fonteyn. Now if the thought of ballet puts you off, never fear - this is a story that will certainly give you something to think about. Who would have thought a dainty, sweet girl from Surrey would end up involved in a coup in central America?! We take a look at one of the most famous women ever to grace the stage in Covent Garden, and find out what took her from curtsies to coups.

WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! Check out www.ladieswholondon.com and take a look at the blog which accompanies each episode, plus links on how to get in touch and what we are all about. 

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal, and we spin the Wheel of Destiny to find out where we are going next.

Get in touch!

Instagram; @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email; ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites; www.ladieswholondon.com 

www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/podcast where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

See you next week

ep 47 - Wapping - Thames tunnel; banquets, bravery and Brunel

ep 47 - Wapping - Thames tunnel; banquets, bravery and Brunel

August 11, 2021

How do you make a tunnel interesting? Well luckily, this week's subject, the Thames tunnel needs no help at all. We take a look at how the first tunnel under a river anywhere in the world is so much more than just a tunnel, how we nearly lost one of Britain's greatest ever engineers, and how you can still travel through this tunnel today.

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal, and we spin the Wheel of Destiny to find out where we are going next!

Let us know what you think on Instagram, or on our websites.

Instagram @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/podcast where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

See you next week

Ep 46 - Mayfair - Georgian sex bomb Kitty Fisher

Ep 46 - Mayfair - Georgian sex bomb Kitty Fisher

August 4, 2021

Oooh, Kitty Fisher, you scandalous thing! This week we take a look at one of London's most celebrated Georgian women, the courtesan, harlot, and most talked about women of 18thC London. Part of the booming Georgian sex trade, Kitty Fisher was a master of self publicity and charm, making her one of the most famous women of the age. We take a look at some of the most fascinating parts of her life - did she really stage a no-knicker flash for press? Did she really eat money to make a point?! We find out all about this exciting, talented woman in this week's podcast.

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal, and we spin the Wheel of Destiny to find out where we are going next!

Let us know what you think on Instagram, or on our websites.

Instagram @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/podcast where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

See you next week

Ep 45 - Hyde Park - Jack Sheppard, Jailbreaker extraordinaire

Ep 45 - Hyde Park - Jack Sheppard, Jailbreaker extraordinaire

July 28, 2021

The star of the show this week is the utterly fantastic Jack Sheppard - small time crook and petty villain, who got a huge following and famous reputation as a regular jailbreaker from some of London's most famous prisons! How did he do it? Did he really goad the guards who had him locked up? Find out more about him here

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal, and we spin the Wheel of Destiny to find out where we are going next!

Let us know what you think on Instagram, or on our websites.

Instagram @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/podcast where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

See you next week

 
 
Ep 44 - Bloomsbury - Noor Inayat Khan, Spy Princess

Ep 44 - Bloomsbury - Noor Inayat Khan, Spy Princess

July 21, 2021

This week we are on the trail of a spy princess, the incredible Noor Inayat Khan. She came to England in 1944 and joined the war effort as a spy, heading behind enemy lines and risking her life to broadcast information back to the UK. Will she make it out alive? Why was a pacifist Muslim woman prepared to go and risk everything during WW2? Find out all the fascinating information here. 

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal, and we spin the Wheel of Destiny to find out where we are going next!

Let us know what you think on Instagram, or on our websites.

Instagram @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/podcast where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

See you next week

Ep 43 - Southbank - Festival of Britain, London’s biggest party

Ep 43 - Southbank - Festival of Britain, London’s biggest party

July 14, 2021

It's party time! We've left behind the gruesome stories of last week and headed nearby to the South Bank area to find out about the Festival of Britain. Was there really an alien spaceship hovering over London? Why were people so amazed by the cinema there? And for us Blue Badge Guides, is this where it all started? Find out all about it here.

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal and Emily gets her sweaty hands on the wheel again for another chance to see where we will get to chat about next week.

Let us know what you think on Instagram, or on our websites.

Instagram @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/links where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

Ep 42 - Waterloo - Necropolis Railway, London’s death rail

Ep 42 - Waterloo - Necropolis Railway, London’s death rail

July 7, 2021

One of London's most curious bits of history this week, as we talk about London's necrotrain - a train designed to transport London's dead, plus their mourners, out to a green leafy cemetery about 25 miles out of London. Was there really an option for coffins to travel in different classes? Emily is very worries about catering - were there sandwiches?! Find out all about it here.

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal and Emily gets her sweaty hands on the wheel again for another chance to see where we will get to chat about next week.

Let us know what you think on Instagram, or on our websites.

Instagram @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/links where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

Ep 41 - Clerkenwell - Prison explosion, a high risk plot

Ep 41 - Clerkenwell - Prison explosion, a high risk plot

June 30, 2021

The goth guide lives up to her reputation today by picking a devastating explosion and jail break in Clerkenwell on this week's podcast. How does a white ball, a barrel full of dynamite, and a serial jail breaker all come together? Find out all the exciting details behind the 1867 Clerkenwell prison explosion!

Plus we find out who won the Podcast Pedestal and Emily gets her sweaty hands on the wheel again for another chance to see where we will get to chat about next week.

Let us know what you think on Instagram, or on our websites.

Instagram @ladieswholondonpodcast

Email ladieswholondon@gmail.com

Websites www.guideemily.com and www.alexlacey.com/links where you can also book for our virtual and real life walking tours.

Thanks to Susie Riddell for our voiceover jingles www.susieriddell.com and our jinglemeister Ben Morales Frost, can be found on www.benfrostmusic.com

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