Your London Legacy

By Steve Lazarus • The London Podcaster

Your London Legacy was born out of my love for London. I have travelled far and wide, and as much I get so much pleasure from seeing new places around the world, I always look forward to getting back home to London. I cannot think of anywhere else in the world, that has the same depth of history, the coming together of ancient and new cultures, fashions and religions and our hard-won freedom of speech. London is a global leader in banking and has the highest concentration of Universities and further education in Europe. It attracts vast number of business travelers and international students, and visitors, and has some of the very best restaurants anywhere in the world. But for all that is changing London has retained that classic element that sets it apart from every capital in the world. From the ancient icons like the Tower of London to musical phenomena such as Adele, this sprawling wonder of humanity has an endless supply of attractions. But on their own, attractions tell only part of London’s incredible story. For without Londoners there would be no attractions and no story, and without Londoners, there would be no legacy. The legacy that we can all too easily take for granted as we wander round London’s ancient streets, sip coffee in her beautiful parks, share a beer with our mates in her wonderful pubs, or as we take in one the myriad of world class museums. There are over 8 million residents in London, from the inner-city housing estate, to the urban sprawl and ever growing suburbs to the luxury of Kensington and Belgravia. No matter where Londoners live, they are all part of the wonderful melting pot that makes Londoners what they are. Unique. Young and old, rich and poor, they all have a story to tell. A story of passion, of struggle, belonging, laughter, creating, desperation, and yes sometimes loneliness and fear. London is far from perfect, but it is home and has been since the Romans settled in 50AD. And it keeps on growing year on year, so we must be doing something right. Londoner’s are a special breed. They are about spirit and embracing changes that are constantly going on around them. Your London Legacy tells the timeless stories of London’s hidden personalities’’ by interviewing Londoners from every walk of life, in every community. It was born out of my desire to share the legacy of Londoners with you. We all have a story to tell. I’m Steve Lazarus and this is Your London Legacy.

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    Ned Palmer – Philosopher, Jazz Musician & Author Of Sunday Times Book Of The Year ‘A Cheese-monger’s History Of The British Isles’ Is A Must For History Nerds & Food Lovers. Great Fun Too.
    1:16:46
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    Mark Amies Is A Urban Archaeologist With A Fascination In The Incredible Hidden Story of London’s Industrial Past
    49:51
  3. 3.
    Tom Jones – Author Of ‘Tired of London Tired Of Life. One Thing a Day To Do In London’ Even In Lockdown.
    57:27
  4. 4.
    Geoff Pick OBE – Director Of London Metropolitan Archives, One Of Our Cities Best Kept Secrets, With Over 100km Of Archives & 1000 Years To Choose From
    1:00:19
  5. 5.
    Hashi Mohamed – Broadcaster, Barrister, Author Of ‘People Like Us -What it Takes To Make It In Modern Britain’ Reveals His Incredible Story & Views On The Struggles Of Social Mobility
    48:11
  6. 6.
    Dr Jules Montague – London Based Consultant Neurologist, Journalist & Author Of Best Seller ‘Lost & Found’, Explores What Remains Of The Person Left Behind When Pieces Of Their Mind Go Missing.
    1:12:09
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    Ash Ali & Hasan Kubba – Entrepreneurs & Authors Of Best Selling Business Book ‘ The Unfair Advantage’ Unpack Their Own Journeys To Success & Why You Already Have All You Need To Succeed Too
    1:03:51
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    The Dramatic Story Of Lady Unchained – The Inspirational Poet & Founder of ‘Unchained Poetry’, The Platform For Artists With Personal Experience Of The Criminal Justice System
    1:36:44
  1. 9.
    Beth Gardiner’s Highly Acclaimed New Book ‘Choked – The Age Of Air Pollution & Fight For A Cleaner Future’ Is A Must Read For Everyone. No One Is Immune. Especially In These Days Of Covid 19
    58:47
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    Mark Monroe Is A Creative London Cabbie & Host Of The Fascinating ‘Secret London’ You Tube Channel, Sharing Places & Quirky Stories of London You Would Have To Dig Hard To Find
    1:05:55
  3. 11.
    James Cook MBE – Jamaican Born Former European & British Super Middleweight Boxing Champion Was Awarded MBE For ”Outstanding Work With The Young People Of Hackney’s Notorious Murder Mile”
    1:03:01
  4. 12.
    Kris De Meyer -Documentary Maker, Neuroscientist & Research Fellow At King’s College London, Studies How We Believe What Is ‘True’ Or ‘False’ & How This Polarises Society
    1:05:41
  5. 13.
    Huw Jones – Author Of The Thrilling Novel ‘The Last Director of Shoreditch’ Chats About The ‘Old Nichol’ East End Slum To It’s Modern Day Gentrification
    47:33
  6. 14.
    Chrissy Levett Is Founder & CEO Of ‘Creative Conscience’ – A Global Movement Set Up To Encourage, Reward, Train & Support Creative Thinkers To Use Their Talents For Social & Environmental Impact
    56:25
  7. 15.
    Richard Lumsden - Highly Regarded London Based Actor Across Different Genres, & Author Of My Favourite Book Of 2020 Lockdown – ‘The Six Loves Of Billy Binns’ – Is Simply Magical.
    58:12
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    Abigail Barnes Is An Award Winning Entrepeneur, Author, & Speaker On Personal Productivity, Whose Inspiring Outlook On Life Follows The Life Changing Wake-Up Call She Experienced
    57:17
  9. 17.
    Renowned Marketing Expert Barnaby Wynter Reflects On How This Art Has Changed In Light Of World Events & What Lies In Store For Us Post Covid 19
    1:17:47
  10. 18.
    Pearly Queen Of St Pancras Diane Gould Was Born In N.London Into A Family Of Costermongers (Street Traders). Happy Carefree Times Diane Traces Her Roots Back To The Very First Pearly King.
    57:23
  11. 19.
    Carolyn Steel’s New Book ‘Sitopia. How Food Can Save The World’ Addresses One Of The Most Crucial Issues Of Our Time. We Live In A World Shaped By Food Which Is The Cause Of So Many World Problems. So What Is The Solution?
    1:04:00
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    As Covid 19 Continues To Change The Way We Live & Think About Our Lives, Mindset Expert Michele Attias’s Message That We Should ”Look Inside, Stop Seeking & Start Living” Has Never Been More Relevant
    58:26
  13. 21.
    Steve & Soli Lazarus On The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Life & Times During London Lockdown. Walking. Crying. Missing. Being. Change. Time. ADHD. Creativity. Stoicism.
    59:47
  14. 22.
    Jonny Benjamin’s ‘Stranger On The Bridge’ True Life Story Gives Us All Hope In These Strange London Lock Down Times That Our Lives Will Improve Soon
    1:05:24
  15. 23.
    After A Fall Heidi Herkes Was Paralysed from The Neck Down. In Tough Covid 19 Lockdown Times Heidi’s Story Serves As A Beacon Of Hope & Sunshine For Us All
    36:58
  16. 24.
    Ruth Posner Is A Very Special Lady. Holocaust Survivor From Warsaw, Dancer, Actress, Choreographer, Author, Educator. Ruth Has Led An Inspiring & Often Tragic Yet Uplifting Life.
    1:15:40
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    Singer Songwriter, Co-Founder Of The Big Issue & Good Friend Of Your London Legacy Is Now Performing Live In A Street Near You Raising Londoner’s Spirits During Covid 19 Lockdown. This Is His Story.
    37:04
  18. 26.
    Lal Hardy’s London Lock Down Special Reprise – One Of The Great London Tattoo Artists. Not Just A Master Of His Art But A True Gent Too.
    57:48
  19. 27.
    Andy McNab Is One Of The Best Selling Authors In The World. From Teenage Delinquent To SAS War Hero & Bravo Two Zero Fame. Step Inside His Remarkable World
    1:10:56
  20. 28.
    You Need To Turn Your Phone Off For This One & Listen To Founder & Host Of OFFLINE & Director Of The Privately Owned Schorr Art Collection Howard Lewis
    1:18:03
  21. 29.
    Lee Hallman Head Of Design Qatari Diar Europe Is Transforming The Way Future Generations Will Enjoy London’s Stunning Architecture
    1:12:59
  22. 30.
    Former Cabinet Minister Author & Prison Reformer Jonathan Aitken Is Best Known For His Public Fall From Grace & Imprisonment. This Is His Spiritual Story Of Repentance & Commitment To A New Life.
    1:22:06
  23. 31.
    Shamash Alidina Author Of ‘Mindfulness For Dummies’ & Co-Founder Of ‘The Museum Of Happiness’ Discusses One Of The Most Relevant Topics Of Our Generation.
    1:10:02
  24. 32.
    Malcolm Knight Has An Enduring Love Of The Thames, That Has Seen Him Set Multiple World Records, Become Events Manager For The Queens Row Barge ‘Gloriana’ & Now As Director Of Thames Alive
    1:04:28
  25. 33.
    Award Winning London Based Fine Artist & Cartographer Adam Dant Has Been Described As The 'Hogarth For Our Times' As He Chronicles Our Ever Changing City
    50:43
  26. 34.
    Few Global Challenges Are Greater Than Cleaning Up The World's Oceans. Flavio Affinito’s Start Up ‘NuOceans’ Is Addressing This Problem Head On.
    55:54
  27. 35.
    Why Was England Desperate To Settle In The New World In The 16th Century? In Simon Targett’s Latest Book ‘New World Inc’ He Unravels The Truth & Finds Themes That Are As True Today As 400 Years Ago.
    1:22:41
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    Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz Has Been Called ‘The Man Whisperer’ For Good Reason. Founder Of MenSpeak Men’s Group He Turns Unconscious Lives Of Survival Into Creative Lives Of Passion.
    1:04:15
  29. 37.
    This Could Happen To You! Documentary Maker & Film Producer Paul Atherton FRSA Has Been Homeless In London For Over 10yrs. His Incredible Story Is Nothing Like You’d Imagine
    1:15:04
  30. 38.
    The Monument – Join Me At One Of The City Of London’s Most Outstanding Landmarks Designed By Sir Christopher Wren To Commemorate The Great Fire Of London + Competition!
    40:35
  31. 39.
    His Excellency Libor Secka The Ambassador of The Czech Republic On The Close Ties With The UK & His Love Of London
    50:04
  32. 40.
    His Name Really Is King George & This Young Black Gay Man From North London Won’t Allow Prejudice Or Violence To Define Him
    49:04
  33. 41.
    London Bridge Terror Attack – Behind The Scenes Of A Real Incident From The Perspective Of Two Incredibly Brave Young Londoners
    51:00
  34. 42.
    Special Season: Mayflower 400 – Rotherhithe Illuminated! A Legacy Lighting Scheme To Commemorate Rotherhithe’s Key Role In The Mayflower Story
    45:22
  35. 43.
    Special Season: Mayflower 400 – Top American Chefs Jerome Grant & Justin Walker Share Their Passion For The Joy Of Thanksgiving
    44:01
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    Special Season: Mayflower 400 – City Of London Common Councilman Mark Wheatley On The Historical & Present Day Significance Of The Mayflower’s Journey To The New World & Planned Celebrations
    36:01
  37. 45.
    Special Season: Mayflower 400 – Jason Sandy & I Go Back In Time On The Thames To The Very Place The Mayflower Began It’s Historic Journey To The New World
    45:28
  38. 46.
    Tessa Hunkin Is London’s Foremost Mosaicist & Is Leaving Her Legacy At Iconic Locations Around Our City & Helping The Wider Community Through Her Stunning Art Projects
    47:15
  39. 47.
    Multiple World Record Holder & International Gold Medalist Brock Whiston Is Tearing Up The Para Swimming World Whilst Giving Back To Leave Her Own Legacy
    48:47
  40. 48.
    Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro Is The Wonderful Story Of A Group Of Overweight London Cabbies Taking On The Highest Mountain In Africa
    50:31
  41. 49.
    Inspirational CEO Of Music Relief Foundation Magdalene Adenaike - 'From Shame To Strength & How Music Saved Her'
    1:03:25
  42. 50.
    Mark Turrell & James Anthony Reveal Their Personal Stories & Passion For The Life Saving Work They Do On The Thames On Behalf Of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Chiswick
    49:34

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