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Chinatown to Trafalgar Square: Slow Podcasting

Snatches of conversation (some in Chinese), church bells, the familiar chug of black cabs, fountains – they’re all here in a special ‘slow podcasting’ walk from Chinatown to Trafalgar Square. Join Adrian in real time through these different audio corridors and feel you’re really there!

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A pagoda in Gerrard Street, Chinatown W1.
Photos (at A pagoda in Gerrard Street, Chinatown W1
Fountains and Nelson's column at Trafalgar Square, London
Fountains and Nelson’s column at Trafalgar Square, London

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Main theme: Super Bubbly by Jesse Spillane (edited for timing)

London Borough of Charley!

This show centres on Borough in Southwark, one of the oldest parts of the capital. It demands an experienced guide: meet Charley Harrison of London Tailored Tours.

She takes your round the 1,000-year-old Borough Market, a foodie’s paradise, sampling cheese and oysters along the way. After a reflective moment by the River Thames, hear about a unique cemetery and finish off in a pub with a modern twist called The Gladstone Arms, which boasts a connection to recording stars including Ellie Goulding.

Photo (at Charley by the Thames with the City behind/London Tailored Tours
Photo (at Charley by the Thames with the City behind/London Tailored Tours

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Music: Super Bubbly by Jesse Spillane used with thanks under the Creative Commons licence

Sound of the Underground

Enjoy a tube journey in audio and hear fascinating facts about the world’s oldest railway network below street level in this show about the London Underground.

Meet a couple of tube obsessives: Ellie uncovers wartime secrets under Clapham Common, while Joseph crunches the numbers from this dark, dank demimonde.

There’s time travel, too, as our reborn 17th-century London blogger tries to make sense of the tube… and Brexit. The audio diary of Samuel Pepys is performed by actor Keith Dunphy.

The show ends with ‘slow podcasting’, a commentary-free journey from the nethers of the Northern line to the wilds of the West End.

The show is dedicated to everyone who’s ever helped make the London Underground happen. The London Podcast salutes you!

Goodge Street station facade
Photo at The elegant Edwardian exterior of Goodge Street station on the London Underground, July 2016