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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.


THE GARRETTS OF GOWER STREET

Sue McCarthy Garretts of Gower StreetThis Bloomsbury Walk follows the lives of seven extraordinary women associated with the Garrett Family. Elizabeth, the first woman to qualify in England as a doctor, Millicent fought for women to get the vote, Agnes and Rhoda established a top interior design company, Fanny was a landscape gardener and Philippa a brilliant mathematician. Walk with me and see the places they lived and worked and the legacy they left behind.

Wednesday 4 March 11:00am

Guided by Sue McCarthy


Sue McCarthy DL Sayers BloomsburyDOROTHY L SAYERS’ BLOOMSBURY

Follow in the footsteps of Golden Age crime writer Dorothy L Sayers and her alter ego Harriet Vane. Discover some of the places and (sometimes surprising) events from her own life as an independent young woman in 1920’s London that inspired the novels.

Sunday 8 March 15:00pm

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:

Thursday 12 March 13:00

Thursday 2 April 13:00 pm

Thursday 21 May 13:00 pm

Guided by: Amber the American Tour Guide


WOMEN IN THE BLITZ: BLOOMSBURY SECOND WORLD WAR NOVELS

Women in the Blitz: Bloomsbury Second World War novelsExplore wartime sites in Bloomsbury using novels about women who lived through the Blitz

Wednesday 18 March 14:00pm

Guided by Oonagh Gay

 

 


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!!

Friday 20 March 13:00 pm

Guided by Sylvia McNamara



PIONEERS, POETS and PACIFISTS

Sue McCarthy Pioneers, Poets, Pacifists

Celebrate World Poetry Day and International Women’s Month and discover twelve women who have made an important contribution to society. Not the usual Bloomsbury suspects! Stroll through the squares with Sue and find out who they are.

 

Saturday 21 March 14:00 pm

Guided by: Sue McCarthy 

 

 

 

 


RADICAL WOMEN OF THE WEST END

Fitzroy Square

Discover the radical women of Fitzrovia from Mary Wollstonecraft, author of “A Vindication of the Rights of woman’ to activist and writer Una Marson, the first Black broadcaster at the BBC

 

Saturday 28 March 14:00 pm

Guided by: Sue McCarthy 

 

 


SUFFRAGETTE CITY

Suffragette CityDiscover the sites of suffragette activity around Holborn and Covent Garden

Wednesday 15 April 14:00 pm

Guided by Oonagh Gay

 

 


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.