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imageSilver Sunday: Discover the Hidden Gardens of Regent’s Park: Sunday 2 October at 2:00 pm

See some of the most beautiful Nash Terraces on the Outer Circle and their gardens. Hear about Prince Regent’s grand scheme to make London the most magnificent city in Europe. Listen to the story of the extraordinary Diorama and see the site of the London Pantheon. This walk includes the exquisite, hidden gardens of St John’s Villa, the Royal College of Physicians and Queen Mary’s Rose Garden. We will see the rich bird life of the lakes in London’s loveliest park. We end at Baker Street so we pass sites associated with the world’s greatest fictional detective.

Meet at 2:00 pm at Great Portland Street station and finish at 3:30 at Baker Street station.

Guide: Richard Cohen

This is a FREE walk but you need to contact Richard Cohen on 07852 141425 to book your place as numbers are limited.

 


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The Lives and Loves of the Bloomsbury Group:  Tuesday 4 October at 11:00am

Come and explore the many literary connections of Bloomsbury where writers are said to have “lived in squares and loved in triangles”.  We’ll see the location of the homes and publishers of famous authors, we’ll visit the streets and buildings which inspired some of their fictional creations and we’ll hear stories of famous and infamous love affairs and marriages.  Start: Tottenham Court Road tube, finish: Russell Square tube.

Guide: Jenni Bowley

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LOCAL LONDON GUIDING DAY – Saturday 8th October  – FREE WALKS ALL DAY 10am-4pm

Artful Camden Town

Art is everywhere in Camden Town. Come and join us on a walk through its streets and enjoy the vibrant palette of conventional and contemporary pieces. Hear stories about its rich canvas of iconic images, signs and statues.
Treats-for-the-eye include a mural which tells a historic story, some four-legged friends, the mark of a saint and other iconic mosaics, an art tribute to one of Camden Towns very own and some street art which was started 40 years ago and still isn’t finished!
Free hour-long walks every hour on the hour from 10 am to 4 pm (last walk is at 4 pm)
Meet outside the entrance to Chalk Farm underground station (Edgware Branch of the Northern Line)
Walk finishes near Mornington Crescent underground station

 


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Sensing Camden Town:  Sunday 9 October at 11:00am

The sights, sounds, smells, taste and feel of Camden Town will come alive through a discovery walk led by Camden Tour Guides Association and to celebrate this summer’s Olympic Games there will also be a brief taste of Brazil.

This walk is part of the Camden Sentido Programme. To coincide with the 2016 Rio Para/Olympics and the São Paulo Art Biennale, this year Camden will highlight all things Brazil in its Annual Arts Programme.

Guide: Sue McCarthy

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Sensing Kings Cross: Saturday 15 October: 11:00 am

Most of us cannot get to Rio to celebrate the Games this year, so Camden Council have teamed up with the Camden Tour Guides Association who will lead this free walk around the exciting new vibrant city quarter at King’s Cross. We may not have a beach at King’s Cross, but we have plenty of new water features including a new outdoor naturally filtered swimming pool. All your senses will be needed as we bring alive the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and feel of Kings Cross.

This walk is suitable to everyone, all are welcome. This walk is part of the Camden Sentido Programme. To coincide with the 2016 Rio Para/Olympics and the São Paulo Art Biennale, this year Camden will highlight all things Brazil in its Annual Arts Programme.

Guide: Tony Hale

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Residents, Rascals and Riots: Saturday 15 October at 11:00am

Accompany me on a walk through Holborn, the area where I grew up. Share some of its history and meet some of the colourful characters who have lived and worked, and committed crimes in the area. Eccentrics, inventors and writers, idealists and campaigners. Be shocked by some very bad behaviour indeed!

Guide: Jo Wilkinson

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50 Shades of Gray’s Inn Road: Friday 28 October at 11:00 am

Explore this fascinating area, which is far from grey! You will see gardens and graves, meet doctors and dentists, lawyers and ladies of the night, and even a cross dresser. (And despite the title you can safely bring your Granny along)

 

Guide: Jo Wilkinson

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In the Footsteps of Oliver Twist

 

In the footsteps of Oliver Twist:  Friday 28 October at 11:00am

Find out about life in Clerkenwell in London in the middle of the nineteenth century as we follow the progress of Oliver Twist from his meeting with the Artful Dodger in Angel. We’ll walk the route taken by the crowd carrying Oliver Twist from his apprehension after the theft of Mr Brownlow’s handkerchief to the Magistrate’s Court and we’ll visit the site of Fagin’s Den and hear about the terrible slums, the “rookeries”, and how they were swept away by road and rail development.  Join me to see the location of Dickens’ first marital home and some of the many alleys and streets which feature in his novels.
Start: Angel tube; Finish: Chancery Lane tube

Guide: Jenni Bowley

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The “It’s About Time” walk: Saturday 29 October at 14:00

Whatever your watch says, at the third stroke it will be – time for a horological-themed guided walk. Precisely!
Walk starts in High Holborn and ends at Russell Square, Bloomsbury. It passes nine clocks revealing some histories behind them as decorative street furniture plus other interesting stories linked with time. Discover how some early clocks revolutionised long distance travel on the high seas, hear about a clock that survived to tell the tale of an explosion and if you listen carefully, a clock that is never seen.
Time is ticking….

Guide: Jean Jacyna

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Explore Historic St Giles – Ancient and Modern: Saturday 29 October at 14:00

In the shadow of the great modern structures of Centre Point and Central St Giles lies an ancient London district with a long history. The area has hosted a leper colony and was close to London’s main gallows. It has seen Elizabethan market gardens, a densely packed and notorious rookery which shocked the Victorians and is now undergoing a transformation with the arrival of Crossrail. On our walk we will sample the elegance of Bedford Square and explore St Giles itself. We will look at different types of housing in the area and enjoy some of the open spaces St Giles has to offer. We will hear about some of the characters who have lived and died in St Giles and get a sense of the long and turbulent history of the area. We will also look at some of the finest parts of London University.

Guide: Richard Cohen

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THIS WALK IS ALSO OFFERED AS ONE OF OUR SENATE HOUSE/UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AREA

Sharing the Secrets of the Knowledge Quarter: Saturday November 5 at 10:30 am

The new Knowledge Quarter is one of the greatest concentrations of knowledge anywhere in the world. Discover where the government stores its Arts Collection, where underground laboratories teem with bugs, why one knowledge centre was nick-named ” the Godless University”, and where a lift has been installed to move stuffed elephants.

Guide: Elaine Wein

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THIS WALK IS ALSO OFFERED AS ONE OF OUR SENATE HOUSE/UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AREA

So Very Superior, so very airy: Friday 11 November at 11:00am 

The area which bounds the University of London is an intriguing one. Join us to explore it as we chart the dramatic growth of the city from the 17th century onwards. On our journey through the social history of this part of London we will encounter artists and adventurers, the wealthy, the famous and those just earning a living, as well as those on the edge.

Guide: Jo Wilkinson

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THIS WALK IS ALSO OFFERED AS ONE OF OUR SENATE HOUSE/UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AREA

So Very Superior, so very airy: Friday 11 November at 14:15pm 

The area which bounds the University of London is an intriguing one. Join us to explore it as we chart the dramatic growth of the city from the 17th century onwards. On our journey through the social history of this part of London we will encounter artists and adventurers, the wealthy, the famous and those just earning a living, as well as those on the edge.

Guide: Jo Wilkinson

Book your place on this walk here



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50 Shades of Gray’s Inn Road: Saturday 12 November at 11:00 am

Explore this fascinating area, which is far from grey! You will see gardens and graves, meet doctors and dentists, lawyers and ladies of the night, and even a cross dresser. (And despite the title you can safely bring your Granny along)

Guide: Jo Wilkinson

Book your place on this walk here


 

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THIS WALK IS ALSO OFFERED AS ONE OF OUR SENATE HOUSE/UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AREA

Fitzrovia: London’s Medical Powerhouse: Saturday 19 November at 14:00

Fitzrovia has long been London’s medical powerhouse. It is the site of University College Hospital and we will see many of the world-class medical treatment and research centres based here. It also boasts one of the most beautiful squares in London. We will also visit one of London’s earliest Family Planning clinics. We will discover the site of the wild and riotous Gooseberry Fair of Tottenham Court Road. We will hear about the artists, writers and lowlifes who inhabited the Fitzroy Tavern and see the Telecom Tower from a new angle. We will visit London’s oldest Workhouse Buildings where the poor and infirm had sanctuary in Georgian and Victorian times and visit the site of a notorious gay scandal in Victorian London. We will see the homes of some of our greatest writers.

Guide: Richard Cohen

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THIS WALK IS ALSO OFFERED AS ONE OF OUR SENATE HOUSE/UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AREA

Fitzrovia: London’s Medical Powerhouse: Thursday 24 November at 14:00

Fitzrovia has long been London’s medical powerhouse. It is the site of University College Hospital and we will see many of the world-class medical treatment and research centres based here. It also boasts one of the most beautiful squares in London. We will also visit one of London’s earliest Family Planning clinics. We will discover the site of the wild and riotous Gooseberry Fair of Tottenham Court Road. We will hear about the artists, writers and lowlifes who inhabited the Fitzroy Tavern and see the Telecom Tower from a new angle. We will visit London’s oldest Workhouse Buildings where the poor and infirm had sanctuary in Georgian and Victorian times and visit the site of a notorious gay scandal in Victorian London. We will see the homes of some of our greatest writers.

Guide: Richard Cohen

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THIS WALK IS ALSO OFFERED AS ONE OF OUR SENATE HOUSE/UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AREA

So Very Superior, so very airy: Saturday 26 November at 11:00am

The area which bounds the University of London is an intriguing one. Join us to explore it as we chart the dramatic growth of the city from the 17th century onwards. On our journey through the social history of this part of London we will encounter artists and adventurers, the wealthy, the famous and those just earning a living, as well as those on the edge.

Guide: Jo Wilkinson

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Pioneers, Poets and Pacifists: Saturday 26 November at 14:00pm

A Saturday stroll around Bloomsbury’s university quarter to meet some of the lesser-known Bloomsbury women who’s ground-breaking work changed politics, science, medicine and the arts.

Guide: Sue McCarthy

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Women and Children’s Firsts: Saturday 3 December at 11:00am

Bloomsbury is well known for its Scientific and Medical Institutes. On this tour we will hear about some of the people and places that changed the lives of women and children, as well as those that changed the course of war. This circular walk starts from Russell Square Station just a stone’s throw from Senate House the administrative centre of The University of London.

Guide: Stella Geddes

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Fitzrovia: A Diverse Community:  Saturday 3 December at 14:00pm

Fitzrovia has been home to successive communities including Hugenot craftsmen and Swiss Pastrycooks; French Anarchists; a Venezuelan freedom fighter, Indian students, the founder of liberal Judaism and many artists, musicians, and writers and the odd villain!. Come and hear about the people and their stories.

Guide: Sue McCarthy

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The Garretts of Gower Street Saturday 10 December at 14:00pm

Seven extraordinary 19th & 20th century women from one family – all with ground-breaking careers and active in public life. Elizabeth – the first woman to qualify in England as a doctor, Millicent – the suffragist, Agnes and Rhoda – top interior designers, Fanny- landscape gardener and Philippa a brilliant mathematician. Walk with me and see the places they lived and worked and the legacy they left behind.

Guide: Sue McCarthy

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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.