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London’s First Mosque Tour

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Tuesday 14 March at 10:30 am 

“Britain has more Muslim subjects than Christian subjects” – A quote said by Mohammad Dollie, the Imam of London’s first Mosque that opened in 1895.

He was a Haji and Hafiz of the Quran. After a few years after establishing a Mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, he arrives in London, UK. A Mosque that saw marriages, toasts to Queen Victoria, meetings. The house Mosque relocates to Euston Road where a reporter interviews Dollie

On this tour, we will be starting from Willesden New Cemetery followed by Albert Street, Camden, first site of London’s first Mosque, and then on to the second location of the Mosque on Euston Road and finally ending at Dollie’s last House in West Ealing. There is a Mosque close by for those who wish to pray and plenty of Halal places to eat at if you wish.

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Guide: AbdulMaalik Tailor


50 Shades of Gray’s Inn Road

Friday 31 March at 11:00 am50 Shades Gray's Inn Road Jo

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, even a cross dresser. And despite the title you can safely bring your granny along

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Guide: Jo Wilkinson


Holborn; Residents, Rascals and Riots

Saturday 22 April at 11:00 am

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Meet eccentrics, inventors, writers and ordinary people on this walk through Holborn.  We will visit some well-known areas but also some less widely known and find out about the colourful characters whose lives, work and, in some cases, crimes, have shaped this area.  We will meet some idealists and be shocked by some very bad behaviour indeed.

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Guide: Jo Wilkinson


Dorothy L Sayers’ Bloomsbury

Dorothy L SayerswalkTuesday 25 April at 6:30pm

One of the “golden age” of crime writers between the first and second world wars, Dorothy L Sayers lived and worked in Holborn and Bloomsbury – as did her alter ego, Harriet Vane and other familiar characters from the novels. See places from which she took inspiration for her detective fiction; find out more about Sayers’ characters and about the woman who brought them all to life.

We meet outside Holborn Station for a 2pm start and finish close to Russell Square.

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Guide: Sue McCarthy

 

 


Keep calm and carry on in Fitzrovia

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Thursday 18 May at 11:00am 

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On this walk we will wander around the area first referred to as ‘Fitzrovia’ in the 1930s. ‘Meet’ and hear stories about some of the famous (and not-so-famous) Fitzrovia residents, many of whom were regulars in its pubs during the 1940s. Find out about ‘pennies from heaven’ and uncover who helped the home front war effort and who turned it to their advantage!

We’ll also take a look at Fitzrovia’s wartime buildings, including a deep level shelter used by a US General and a building that was destroyed by one of the last V-2 rockets to fall on London

Meet outside Goodge Street underground station
Walk ends at Warren Street station

Book a place on this walk via email: jean.jacyna@camdenguides.com
£8.00 (pay on the day)

Guide: Jean Jacyna


Dorothy L Sayers’ Bloomsbury

Dorothy L SayerswalkSunday 11 June at 2:00pm

Dorothy L Sayers, one of the “golden age” of crime writers between the first and second world wars, lived and worked in Holborn and Bloomsbury – as did her alter ego, Harriet Vane and other familiar characters from the novels. See places from which she took inspiration for her detective fiction; find out more about Sayers’ characters and about the woman who brought them all to life.

We meet outside Holborn Station for a 2pm start and finish close to Russell Square.

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Guide: Sue McCarthy

 

 

 


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.