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Explore the eccentric and eclectic Borough of Camden by joining a walking tour. Below you will find a list of our current tours available. Some you can book in advance, others you can just turn up on the day. Variety is the spice of life — Camden offers this to no end!

“Camden Saturday” – Are you looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Join us for a variety of scheduled walks – from well-known topics to the quirky and unusual. There is something for everyone.


RADICAL THEATRE – KINGS CROSS TO KINGSWAY

Sue McCarthy - Radical Theatre - KingsX to Kingsway

This walk explores some of Camden’s rich history of radical theatre during the past 100 years from the propaganda plays of the Actresses Franchise League, through pacifist plays of WW1, agitprop and “alternative” theatre up to A Brexit Opera.

Wednesday 5 February 11:00am

Guided by: Sue McCarthy


LIFE AND TIMES OF JANE AUSTEN’S EMMA

IMG_0494Explore the Regency and discover the best seller of 1815!

Emma was Jane Austen’s last book published during her lifetime, in December 1815. Some say it was her best. This walk is a celebration of that book.

We discuss real-life events that happened during the time that Jane Austen wrote the book, and how people lived during the time known as Regency England. Join your Regency-dressed tour guide as we “take the air in Brunswick Square”, a favourable past-time for ladies of the day.

Discover for the first time, or recall with delight, the story of Emma and the characters that make up this fantastic novel.

Is Emma loveable?

Is Frank Churchill a gentleman?

Can we be friends with Jane Fairfax?

Learn about why it’s called the Regency, who was the Prince Regent, and how did he shape and influence London and the country. Enjoy gossip of the day, as we discuss the details of Princess Caroline’s personal hygiene. Take instruction from a Lady of Distinction in order to make sure your etiquette is on par with other ladies of your stature.

An enjoyable tour that combines literature, London and life!

VARIOUS DATES:

2020 

  • Thursday 6 February 13:00
  • Thursday 27 February 13:00
  • Thursday 12 March 13:00

Guided by: Amber the American Tour Guide


 

AN A, B, C AND D OF KENTISH TOWN

Kentish town pub

Starting and finishing at Kentish Town Tube Station, we take a stroll through the Backstreets of KT, finding Alehouses, Churches and a Dromedary and learning about the history of change in this little explored part of Camden

No need to book just turn up and pay a fee

Sunday 9 February 11:00

Guided by: Cathy Chivers and Judy Dixey

 


FORGOTTEN FITZROVIA

 

IMG_0493Enjoy a lunchtime walk around this eclectic area, rich with history and forgotten heroes of their time.

Take time out of your busy day to stop and explore this wonderful area of London. Fitzrovia has been home to creative bohemians, courageous pioneers, and crowd-pleasing influencers. Discover their forgotten stories as we stroll and retrace their footsteps. Match a famous quote to the famous person, and gain an insight to their world.

 

VARIOUS DATES

Thursday 13 February 13:00

Guided by: Amber the American Tour Guide


KENTISH TOWN A TO B (ASYLUM TO B)

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Camden Saturday

Explore with Camden Guides the industrial past of Kentish Town and, specifically, the area known as the Crimea. Discover how local industries contributed to London’s economy. See where paint was produced for Pissarro, a piano was made for the Pope, and how a home of gentle Victorian retirement was itself retired

Saturday 15 February at 11:00 am

Guided by: Daniel Hausherr


WOMEN AND MEDICINE IN FITZROVIA

IMG_0495-2Come on a walk with us and hear about the women who helped shape British medicine

Spanning 150 years, learn about the pioneers who became England’s first female doctor, surgeon, neuro-surgeon and medical school dean.

Our 1.5 hour walk starts on the steps of St Pancras New church (by statues with ‘tummy tucks’!) and explores Fitzrovia, an area with stunning Victorian and modern buildings dedicated to medical practice. We’ll also take in Fitzroy square – before ending at Goodge Street Station.

Along the way we’ll share the stories of women who with fortitude, determination and compassion overcame countless hurdles to become ground-breaking medical professionals.

What better way to spend a lunch hour!!

VARIOUS DATES

2020 

  • Friday 21 February 13:00
  • Friday 20 March 1:00

Guided by Sylvia McNamara


HAMPSTEAD FOR RICHER, FOR POORER

Hampstead richer poorer

Camden Saturday

Hampstead, home of the rich and famous. Or is it? Join us on a journey around hilly Hampstead, where we tell you about the rich and famous, but also about the poor and little-known who have made this village home. Hear about the spa that brought in the masses, see the quirky houses that the rich built, visit the most beautiful street in Hampstead and learn about the former workhouse.

Saturday 29 February 11:00 am

Guided by Daniel Hausherr


THE CHRONICLE OF KINGS CROSS: FROM RED LIGHT TO RENAISSANCE

Daniel Hausherr kings cross

Camden Saturday

This guided walk will include a good portion of the redevelopment project which is still a work in progress. We will visit three stations, a research lab, a beach, and a canal. We will talk about the industrial heritage of this former brown-field site and look at how old structures have been brought up to date with new uses.

Along the way we will discover an author’s tree and meet some gassy triplets. We will cross a bat-friendly bridge and look at a kissing roof. The tour will finish in a town square with fountains inspired by a Duke.

The tour will be led by Daniel Hausherr who is a qualified Camden tour guide with a love of industry, history and green spaces.

Saturday 7 May 11:00 am

Guided by Daniel Hausherr



Booking your place on a walk: *Click on the title of the walk to go to the booking link. If there is no booking link, and instructions are to “turn up & pay”, please follow instructions for that walk.