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Meet the Guides – Camden Tour Guides Association FREE walk

This FREE walk is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning about becoming a qualified Camden Tour Guide offering an opportunity to meet qualified Camden Guides, go with them on a tour around the Kings Cross area and have a chance to talk to them about the course and what it’s like to be a tour guide in Camden today.

We are holding this short free walk on Wednesday evening 25th July .  You can book your place(s) by clicking on the relevant button below

Wednesday 25th July at 18:00 

 

 


The next course starts end September and this is an opportunity to If you are unable to come on this date but are interested in the course then please email course@camdenguides.com or visit our website for information at https://camdenguides.com/camden-tour-guide-course/

 


 

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Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Join us for a variety of scheduled walks – usually starting somewhere in Camden at 11am and with a duration between 90 minutes and 2 hours.  Some have well-known topics others cover more unusual things.  All walks will be led around somewhere in Camden by a qualified Camden Tour Guide.  Check back here for regular updates.


CSlogo    Saturday 16 June at 10:30 am

 

The Madeira of Hampstead: A Feast of Edwardian and 20c Architecture

Guide: Anthony Davis

 

AFF9D0B9-C928-475E-81F0-D3AE96DECE26A tour of big houses built by the wealthy from the 1890’s to the present day, on the less visited West side of Hampstead. Extraordinary architecture by some of the 20c’s most famous architects for famous residents whose former homes are now owned and altered by celebrities and super rich.

 

You will hear about the artists, singers and modern celebrities who have lived in these houses and the struggle by the conservation minded to preserve the area’s distinctive personality.

 


 

Saturday 16 June at 14:00 pm

Guide: Sue McCarthy

 

Dorothy L Sayers’ Bloomsbury

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Dorothy L Sayers, one of the “golden age” of crime writers between the first and second world wars, lived and worked in Holborn and Bloomsbury – as did her alter ego, Harriet Vane and other familiar characters from the novels and short stories. See places from which she took inspiration for her detective fiction; find out more about Sayers’ characters and about the woman who brought them all to life.

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday 14th July at 11:00 am

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From Mail to Rail

Guide: David Brown

 

 

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Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.

No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point next to the Robert Stephenson statue in front of Euston Station at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members.  For information please see here

 

 

 


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Women and Children Firsts       

Guide: Stella Geddes

Photo 14-09-2016, 17 11 04This free to attend guided walk is part of Camden’s annual arts programme Camden Vox http://www.lovecamden.org/camdenvox. In Victorian Britain, a woman’s place was considered to be in the home and children were treated as “expendable”. On this walk through some of Bloomsbury’s Squares, we hear about the first hospital specifically for children; a hospital founded thanks to the efforts of two sisters seeking care for their grandmother who had suffered a stroke and meet some the women pioneers of medicine and science.

The walk starts at Russell Square Station and will end in Torrington Square, a short distance from Russell Square Underground station. It will take between 1.5 and 2 hrs.

 

 


Saturday 28 July at 14:00 

Belsize Park: a bit of #herstory

Guide: Jean Jacyna      

 

Belsize Park - a bit of #herstoryWalk through Belsize Park to hear tales of #herstory.

From behind the lacy net curtains of the Italianate houses of Belsize Park come #herstories of devoted women who were truly inspiring, often brave and sometimes shocking. Along the walk we explore the themes of social reform, campaigning, medical support, literature, carnival and crime.

This FREE walk is part of Camden VOX – Camden’s arts and cultural programme for 2018 which takes inspiration from the Women’s Suffrage movement and the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.

 

 


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Hampstead’s Women

Guide; Anne Tickell

Hampstead's WomenHampstead has always had a distinctive flavour as an established sizeable village high on a hill within easy reach of London. In the 19th century it became integrated into the ever-expanding City but always kept its individuality, with the Heath, its pretty streets, quirky buildings and fascinating residents. We will be walking through these streets to find some of the many interesting intellectual, artistic, philanthropic and literary women who lived here and those partners who supported them in their work

This is a free walk but please book your place to avoid disappointment.

 


Saturday 11 August at 11;00 am

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Guide: Jo Wilkinson

tpm-post109_374Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.
No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point by Exit 2 of Chancery Lane Underground Station on the North side of High Holborn at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members. For information please see https://www.postalmuseum.org/event/camden-walking-tours/

 


Saturday 18th August at 14:00 pm

Women and Children Firsts       

Guide: Stella Geddes

Photo 14-09-2016, 17 11 04This free to attend guided walk is part of Camden’s annual arts programme Camden Vox. In Victorian Britain, a women’s place was considered to be in the home and children were treated as “expendable”. On this walk through some of Bloomsbury’s Squares, we hear about the first hospital specifically for children; a hospital founded thanks to the efforts of two sisters seeking care for their grandmother who had suffered a stroke and meet some the women pioneers of medicine and science.

The walk starts at Russell Square Station and will end in Torrington Square, a short distance from Russell Square Underground station. It will take between 1.5 and 2 hrs.

 

 


Sunday 26th August at 2;00 pm

Radicale Theatre: King’s Cross to Kingsway           

Guide: Sue McCarthy

Radical Theatre2018 marks the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time. This walk explores some of Camden’s rich history of radical theatre during those 100 years from the propaganda plays of the Actresses Franchise League, through pacifist plays of WW1, agitprop and “alternative” theatre right up to A Brexit Opera. We start at Kings’ Cross and finish near Holborn station.

This FREE walk is funded by Camden Council and delivered by Camden Tour Guides Association as part of Camden VOX – Camden’s arts and cultural programme for 2018 which takes inspiration from the Women’s Suffrage movement and the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.

 


Saturday 8th September at 11:00 am

From Mail to Rail

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Guide: David Brown

 

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ks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.

No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point next to the Robert Stephenson statue in front of Euston Station at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members.  For information please see here

 

 


Saturday 8th September at 10:00 am

The Woman Question

Guides: Amanda McKerracher and Jo Wilkinson

MaryWollstonecraft2018 marks the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time. Our walk from Goodge Street to Marchmont Street will introduce you to a few of the pioneering women and men who played their parts in advancing this and other causes and who lent their voices to great debates.

This free walk is part of the Camden Vox programme http://www.lovecamden.org/camdenvox and will be led by Camden guides Amanda McKerracher and Jo Wilkinson . Walk with us and meet among others, a mother and daughter whose remarkable lives gave us two of the most famous pieces of writing of the 18th and 19th centuries, advocates and activists both for and against women’s suffrage and a woman born into slavery who overcame appalling suffering to live by her own rules. There will be medical trail blazers, writers, philanthropists, an artist, the first black woman to sit in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, not forgetting the one woman who isn’t there. We will delve into these inspiring lives and will also touch upon the significant ideas and debates that were part of the “Woman Question” that has cast its shadow across the years.

The walk will start at Goodge Street underground station and will end in Marchmont Street, near Russell Square Station, lasting about 1.5 hours.

 


Saturday 13 October at 11;00 am

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Guide: Jo Wilkinson

tpm-post109_374Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.
No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point by Exit 2 of Chancery Lane Underground Station on the North side of High Holborn at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members. For information please see https://www.postalmuseum.org/event/camden-walking-tours/

 

Saturday 10th November at 11:00 am

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Guide: David Brown

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Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.

No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point next to the Robert Stephenson statue in front of Euston Station at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members.  For information please see here

 


Saturday 8 December at 11;00 am

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Guide: Jo Wilkinson

tpm-post109_374Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.
No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point by Exit 2 of Chancery Lane Underground Station on the North side of High Holborn at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members. For information please see https://www.postalmuseum.org/event/camden-walking-tours/

 


Booking your place on a walk:

*All walks must be booked in advance, please do not turn up unless you have booked a walk and received a confirmation. Click on the title of the walk to go to the booking link.

**If there is not a booking link, and instructions are to “turn up & pay”, please follow instructions per that walk.

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