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Liars' Tour List October 2016

Bankside Balderdash

Borough Market to Oxo Tour past Globe, Tate Modern, Clink and Millennium Bridge, expect bear baiting, theatrics and folklore.

Borough Baloney

Borough tube to London Bridge past the Marshelsea, CrossBones Graveyard, and Guys Hospital, lots of literary lies medical mendacity.

Liars around Blackfriars

Featuring herds of feral swine, mafia hits and strange religions and the forgotten monument to one of Shakespeareís greatest speeches. If you fail to spot the fibs you may end up speaking Welsh, dancing Scottish or singing Jerusalem.

Museum Mendacity

Euston to Bloomsbury Square featuring strange ghosts, substance abuse, literary greats and violent street disorder.

Brixton Brinkmanship

Music halls, shopping, electricity and immigration. Tour starts at Market Row and ends near Windrush Square.

Canary Wharf Canards

Forgotten East End canals, Chinese opium dens, occult architects, dodgy dockworkers, the "Blood Alley" and much more.

Chelseaís King Road Cons

Starts at Sloane Square and might mention dogs on sticks, lavatory humour, secret agents, phantom Eskimos, wombats, ultra violence and suicidal sea captains.

Clapham Claptrap

Across the common from Clapham South to the old town featuring migration, moments of madness, Morrissey and much more.

Clerkenwell Charades

Lenin, Marx and the architecture of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Finsbury, crusading ambulance drivers and Regency revolutionaries all feature in this tour of the area around the old Clerkís Well.

Farringdon Fibs

Meat, mayhem, mohawks and murder are on the menu for this tour of Smithfields and Farringdon.

Fenchurch St Fabrications

Fenchurch Street to Monument: full of delicious deceptions and dodgy dissimulations about the river Thames, executions, zoos, royalty and cheese.

Fitzrovia Falsehoods

stories of revolutionary plotters and fascist painters, alcoholic writers and Ďsecretí military installations, not to mention peeping Toms, slavery and other oddities from north SoHo..

Fleet Street Fibbers

Cross-eyed statues, smutty stories, ancient giants and lots of literary tales on this tour through the heart of Londonís old newspaper district. Runs from St Brides to Holborn (or vice versa)

Greenwich Groaners

tales of stolen statues, occult churches, angry astronomers and a riotous Russian Tsar on a walk around Londonís greatest World Heritage Site.

Holborn Hyperbole

Lost erotica, abandoned nightclubs, crusaders, lawyers and dead poets as well as the opportunity to sing Bowie songs, dance techno and pose saucily.

Kensingtonís W8 Whoppers

Kensington High Street and Gardens featuring spies, royalty, shopping and some Carry On characters as well as your chance to insult strangers, joust and start a very small fire.

Kings Cross Canards

stories of a warrior queen, an alcoholic architect, a forgotten railway terminal and the graveyard that would give the world the story of Frankenstein in Londonís most exciting new redevelopment district.

Limehouse Lies

Go the heart of British literature, film and politics all on one place on the Limehouse cut with Clement Atlee, Alfred Hitchcock and Charles Dickens. Brit pop to punk rock on the banks of the Lee?

London Bridge Liars

Many options on tour routes which makes this Thames side tale telling a great one for people who are new to London featuring strange tales of bridges, rivers and folklore.

Misleading Mayfair

Come on a promenade through Londonís poshest district where even some of the trees have life insurance. Discover Britainís strictest shopping mall, the flat where Friedrich Handel inspired Jimi Hendrix and a square of nightingales which is reputed to have Londonís most haunted house.

Paddington Porkies

From Godís Wonderful Railway to the Russian revolutionaryís house where Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Turgenev were all guests, thereís a lot more to Paddington than bears.

Piccadilly Peccadilloes

Trafalgar Square to Piccadilly via St Jamesí Park. Expect some of London's top locations as well as Piccadilly warriors, gay Royalty, Nazi dogs, naval heroes and lovesick gardeners who are all are amongst the cast on this dysfunctional relationship stroll.

Shoreditch Shenanigans

Full of hipster horrors, theatrical and artistic tales of madness, sex and shopping. Tour runs from Old Street to Spitalfields.

Soho Subterfuge

where Mozart stayed and TVs were demonstrated.Youíll meet the man who warned about the French Revolution and the man who inspired the Russian Revolution. Not all fibs and drugs and rock and roll.

South Bank Subterfuge

(including Waterloo Whoppers) Waterloo to Westminster Bridges You get to be an assassin, talk like a Liverpudlian, sing Jerusalem and reveal secrets to strangers on this tour of Londonís south bank.

St Jamesí japes

A whole series of royal love stories in reverse, peculiar couplings and bizarre love triangles on this tour from Green Park to Trafalgar Square.

Spitalfieldsí Eastern Evasionís

Tour around Spitalfields Market featuring some truly barking tales of lost cats, hidden weapons, migration, market traders and using guide books aggressively.

Letís tell lies down the Strand

Somerset house to Charing Cross featuring daft statues, strange buildings, odd shops and all manner of improbable London stories. You get to eat oranges, walk like an Egyptian and smell the sewers of old London.

Tower Bridge

Pool of London Porkies features tall tales about animals, food, warfare and nursery rhymes amongst others, whilst you get to talk like a pirate and act a Shakespeare part.

Vauxhall Fabrications

and Lambeth lies featuring iffy river stories, odd architecture and unlikely vegetation as well as spies, art, royalty and sacrifice.

Whitehall Whoppers

discover an architect who went mad from overwork as well as one who turned a government ministry into a railway station, one of Britainís bravest women spies and whatís wrong with the lions on Trafalgar Square.

Wapping Whoppers

Escaped animals, well hung pirates, Art Garfunkel's lost Wapping album as well as murder, mayhem and witchcraft.

There are also themed Liarsí tours such as the Phantom fibbers ghost tour along the Thames as well as socialist shenanigans, politically themed liarsí Tours of Whitechapel and Bloomsbury.

Lefty Whitechapel Liars

This is not a Daily Express headlines or Tory howl of outrage but rather a radical history tour of Whitechapel that tests you on your Lenin & Lennon, your Karl Marx and Marks & Sparks, Stalin & Stollen. As well as Lenin, Stalin and Prince Kropotkin there is a heady brew of nationalism, migration, the Elephant Man, gentlemen of murder and the founding of the English Parliament.

"What do we want? Lefty Liars! When do we want them? Now!"

Fibbing Phantoms

There are many ancient and oft told ghost stories in Old London town. There are also some that are just made up. Walking tour professionals refer to this type of thing as a "tour mash up" we just see it as opportunity to tell top tales, see some iconic London sites and perform on the streets.

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