Join us for our Autumn-Winter 2017-2018 Walks
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.
Saturday 20 January at 10:00 am
Walking the Hidden River Fleet
Guide: Jenni Bowley
Exploring the route of the Fleet from Hampstead to Kentish Town – we will visit both sources of the river.
You can also book to follow the Fleet all the way to Blackfriars!
Saturday 27 January at 11:00 am
Best laid plans: “St John’s Park” and Gospel Oak
Guide: Adrian Hindle-Briscall
This guided walk contrasts two neighbouring areas to the east of Haverstock Hill, where the well-to-do and the desperately poor rubbed shoulders.
The east side of Belsize Park was set to become the next St John’s Wood, and much of the land on that side was parcelled out in villa-sized plots. Events, natural and planned, dictated otherwise, and roads changed character half-way along, turning abruptly from quiet leafy stucco to commercial bustle or wretched squalor. The inhabitants too can be hard to classify, confounding our impressions of Victorian class divides. Grandeur and poverty, piety and murder, all existed side by side here.
Along the way we’ll see the home of a once famous photographer, and the shop from which “the most depressing poem ever written” was published – and it was about London.
Saturday 10 February at 11:00 am
Guide: Sue McCarthy
Dorothy L Sayers, cream of the “golden age” of crime writers; creator of Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey, lived and worked in 1920s Holborn and Bloomsbury. See places that inspired her detective fiction; find out more about Sayers’ characters and the fascinating woman who brought them all to life.
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.