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The next Camden Tour Guiding Course 2017-18 will start end September 2017.

Applications are now OPEN please Apply here.    Interviews will take place in June 2017.


 

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2017 Walks


Glad to be Gay: Camden’s LGBT Heritage

Thursday 22 June at 6:00 pm 
Saturday 24 June at 11:00 am 
Saturday 1 July at 11:00 am 

Glad to be Gay Camden's LGBT

Explore Camden’s rich heritage of sexual diversity in Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross with Camden Tour Guides. See the notorious watering holes of the Bohemian demimonde of the 1920s and 1930s, the home of the vanguard of lesbian and gay theatre and London’s only LGBT bookshop. See where the Bloomsbury Set who challenged Victorian codes of behaviour lived and the house where the great genius of polari Kenneth Williams was brought up. We will hear about how the LGBT community rallied together to respond to the HIV/AIDS early crisis and end our walk at Camden Town Hall where the first same sex weddings were joyously celebrated.

These walks are FREE but you still need to book your place.
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Guide: Richard Cohen Jo Wilkinson Jean Jacyna


Ten Bloomsbury Trailblazers

Thursday 22 June at 11:00 am

Ten Bloomsbury TrailblazersThis walk features ten great pioneers, all amazingly independent-minded. Distinguished in fields including literature, medicine, child care and wartime wireless operations, they are commemorated in various forms within one small area of Bloomsbury.

Guide: Paul Guest

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Discovering India in Bloomsbury

Thursday 20 July at 11:00 am
Saturday 29 July at 11:00 am
Saturday 5 August at 11:00 am 
Thursday 17 August at 18:30 pm
These FREE walks are part of Camden Kalā Photo 11-06-2017
Camden’s programme of events celebrating the UK/India year of Culture
Camden Guides have carefully chosen twelve places in Bloomsbury which celebrate the influence and contribution of Indian culture. Come and hear about two Indian princesses (one a secret agent; the other a suffragette), plus a social reformer who became the first person of Indian origin and first Asian to win a Nobel Prize for his poetry. The walk also reveals the location of a former embassy, the man who linked mosquitoes to malaria and tells the story of the founding-father of the Indian novel in English and his connection to a famous reading room. We end at a peace memorial garden where there is a special statute to a ‘great soul’.
The walk starts at Russell Square station
Tickets are FREE but you must book a place here

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.