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Tour of Haunted London

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

846901_kingston_graves_.jpgIf you work in the city of London you probably walk through it everyday but take for granted the atmosphere and history of the buildings and parks around you. I know I do…..I used to get a real buzz out of coming to London and being surrounded by some of the most exciting sights in the whole world but I have lost that awe that I first felt walking through the streets.

Well, if you want to appreciate the history around you a bit more why not take part in a one of the guided city walks that are taking place this Halloween time. Not only are they a great way to learn about some of the most salacious details of what happened in London in the past but can be a hugely entertaining and original evening out. You even get a bit of exercise!

haunted-warehouse.jpgI found a great website called London Ghost Walk where you can book such a tour. The walks are given by historian and author Richard Jones and last for two hours. The tour will take you around haunted sites where Richard has had personal experience of ghostly goings on. He will recount his own tales as well as the experiences of physics and even scientists, many of which have been published in top selling books. You will visit London’s oldest hospital and ancient burial grounds. The evening takes place on Halloween night (October the 31st) so ghostly activity will be at its peak – who knows what you might encounter. Book here for tickets

Trees for Cities Tree-Athlon

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Tree-AthlonWhile browsing Green Events this morning I came across an article that caught my attention. Trees for cities are holding a Tree-Athlon in Battersea Park to raise money for the planting and care of thousands of trees. The same event was held in 2005 and 2006 and both were successful and popular with the public.

Trees for cities is a charity and have organised a 5km run and a ‘tree wish’ – I’m intrigued to find out more about this! There will also be a fashion swap; everyone takes a clean item of clothing that they no longer need and takes something home that they do need, all left over clothes are donated to TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development). The event will take place on Saturday 15th September from 10am onwards and will be a great way for all you tree lovers out there to donate to the cause.

For more information about the event visit www.tree-athlon.org.