Ladies Who London Podcast
Ep 34 - Embankment - Somerset House & Waterloo Bridge

Ep 34 - Embankment - Somerset House & Waterloo Bridge

May 12, 2021

Ladies, unite! Unite under a bridge and check out how dirty it is underneath. Because we are here for the ladies' input this week, as we take a look at Waterloo Bridge and find out if there is any truth to the often quoted rumour that this was built by women during WW2. We also take a look at the nearby impressive Somerset House and find out why it has a more interesting history than it might seem at first glance. Thanks to Rachel Pearson for the request of topic!

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.

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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 33 - Lambeth - Charlie Chaplin

Ep 33 - Lambeth - Charlie Chaplin

May 5, 2021

This week's podcast is acted out entirely in mime as we talk about Charlie Chaplin, who lived for some of his life in Lambeth. We take a look at his life, loves and career, plus we find out why he got banned from America, and the strange story of what happened to his body after he died.

 

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 32 - Green Park - Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

Ep 32 - Green Park - Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

April 28, 2021

Alex takes the lead this week, and she has picked the fascinating and ultimately tragic Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Groomed for a life at the absolute peak of society, her match in a husband was horribly mis-cast, and he soon started a string of affairs with her friends, leading to a pretty catastrophic ultimatum. Find out more 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 31 - Mayfair - Norman Hartnell

Ep 31 - Mayfair - Norman Hartnell

April 21, 2021

Hold on to your party pants, we are going dress shopping for a coronation. This week Emily is talking all about Normal Hartnell, the iconic royal dress designer, famous for designing both the wedding dress and coronation gown for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Find out more about this fascinating man here, including how some brown cows started the move into fashion for him.

 

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 30 - Trafalgar Sq, Angela Burdett-Coutts

Ep 30 - Trafalgar Sq, Angela Burdett-Coutts

April 14, 2021

This week, Alex is thrilled to talk about Angela Burdett-Coutts, and it's her favourite podcast to date. We chat about the wonderfully unique Angela, who inherited a ton of money then spent her whole life giving it away! Friends with Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria, she scandalised society (not to mention changing her whole life) when she married a man over 30 years her junior and broke an important clause to her inheritance money...join us here to find out more.

 

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 29 -Mayfair (kinda!) - The Great Smog of 1952

Ep 29 -Mayfair (kinda!) - The Great Smog of 1952

April 7, 2021

Ah Emily. Another week, another opportunity to get stuck in with the grime, the dark, and the deaths. This week we are off to...erm...well, everywhere in London actually! It's the Great Smog of 1952, which hung over London and caused all manner of chaos and suffering. So as you can imagine, Emily is LOVING IT. Join us to find out more about this frankly grim few days of 20thC London.

 

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

See you next week

Ep 28 - Greenwich - John Harrison, the prime meridian and timepieces

Ep 28 - Greenwich - John Harrison, the prime meridian and timepieces

March 31, 2021

Well that's not a snappy title, is it?! This week we are off to Greenwich, and it is Alex who was the lucky winner of this most coveted of locations. She has picked to talk about John Harrison, his marine chronometers, the prime meridian and the wonderfully named Sir Cloudsley Shovell. Who he? Find out in this week's episode.

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

See you next week

Ep27 - Bankside - Ellen Terry

Ep27 - Bankside - Ellen Terry

March 24, 2021

Hello podcats! You'll be thrilled to know we are taking a detour from the darker side of London's history, and we are brightening the mood with a chat about the glorious Ellen Terry, one of London's most famous actors. We take a look at her life, loves and legacy as one of the 19thC's foremost Shakespearean actors.

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

See you next week

 
 
Ep 26 - Liverpool St / Shoreditch - Bedlam

Ep 26 - Liverpool St / Shoreditch - Bedlam

March 17, 2021

Welcome back, everyone! We're continuing our march into the darker bits of London with a look at Bethlehem hospital, better known as Bedlam. We take a look at the history behind this infamous hospital and why the name Bedlam has been adopted into day to day language. 

TRIGGER WARNING - we are talking about mental health, and will be using some words that were used historically but are not particularly accepted or respectful today. They are being used in a historical context and with reference to quotes. 

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

See you next week

Ep 25 - Bloomsbury - Virginia Woolf

Ep 25 - Bloomsbury - Virginia Woolf

March 10, 2021

Welcome back, podcats! This week is the turn of Emily, and she is taking us over to Bloomsbury to take a look at the story of one of literature's most influential writers, Virginia Woolf. We find out why she was such an amazing writer, how she got an education when girls were routinely overlooked for learning, and her friendships and love affairs. TRIGGER WARNING - we do talk about her death where she took her own life.

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.

Our lovely jingle writer Ben Morales Frost has a new musical on - the Sorcerer's Apprentice. It can be found at https://www.stream.theatre/season/25

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

See you next week

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