London: a city so complex, crowded and consuming that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted, disconnected.
Through walks, articles and ideas, this blog invites readers to re-engage with the capital, its streets, its structures, and its soul. Welcome to the world of the Soul City Wanderer.
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Soul City Wanderer is the alias of Frank Molloy, a south London-born writer, producer, historian and guide. He studied journalism (PgCert) at Central St Martin’s College (UAL); production at the London College of Printing (UAL); guiding (MITG) at Imperial College, City University and Westminster University; and London history (MA Merit) at Birkbeck (Lond).
As a journalist, he has written on a wide range of subjects from history, art and literature, to music, pubs and football (he has worked within the professional game and is a member of the Football Writers’ Association). He also created the magazine Football Collector, a one-off publication to commemorate the UEFA Euro football tournament.
As a technical producer, his projects have included designing the official websites for the majority of professional football clubs in the UK, and creating the official classical CD soundtrack to James Joyce’s Ulysses in Ireland.
As a professional guide, he is registered with the British Tourist Guide Institute of which he is an accredited examiner. He holds the Blue Tourist Badge, the highest professional qualification in the tour sector. He is also a qualified City of London Guide and a qualified City of Westminster Guide. He was awarded Tour Operator of the Year for 2018.
As a speaker, he has presented lectures on London geography at the Institute of Tour Guides, and London history at the Museum of London. He has also addressed the James Joyce Society convention in Dublin, and delivered a series of discourses on the Swinging Sixties for the National Portrait Gallery in London.
A self-professed ‘flâneur’, his secret passion is London’s ‘psychogeographic’ nature. His book on the subject, Soul City Wandering, was published in 2020.
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