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Class of 2017-18

The class of 2017-18 celebrated with Councillor Jenny Headlam-Wells, Mayor of Camden who presented all successful students with their badges at a ceremony in the Mayor’s Parlour

We are now accepting applications for the 2018/2019 Tour Guiding Course.  Please complete the online form

Meet the Guides – Camden Tour Guides Association FREE walk

This FREE walk is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning about becoming a qualified Camden Tour Guide offering an opportunity to meet qualified Camden Guides, go with them on a tour around the Kings Cross area and have a chance to talk to them about the course and what it’s like to be a tour guide in Camden today.

We are holding this short free walk on Wednesday evening 25th July .  You can book your place(s) by clicking on the relevant button below

Wednesday 25th July at 18:00 

Henry Moore sculpture at Kings Cross

The next course starts end September and this is an opportunity to If you are unable to come on this date but are interested in the course then please email course@camdenguides.com or visit our website for information at https://camdenguides.com/camden-tour-guide-course/


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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 28 July at 14:00 

Belsize Park: a bit of #herstory

Guide: Jean Jacyna      

Belsize Park - a bit of #herstoryWalk through Belsize Park to hear tales of #herstory.

From behind the lacy net curtains of the Italianate houses of Belsize Park come #herstories of devoted women who were truly inspiring, often brave and sometimes shocking. Along the walk we explore the themes of social reform, campaigning, medical support, literature, carnival and crime.

This FREE walk is part of Camden VOX – Camden’s arts and cultural programme for 2018 which takes inspiration from the Women’s Suffrage movement and the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.


CSlogoSaturday 4 August at 11;00 am

Hampstead’s Women

Guide; Anne Tickell

Hampstead's WomenHampstead has always had a distinctive flavour as an established sizeable village high on a hill within easy reach of London. In the 19th century it became integrated into the ever-expanding City but always kept its individuality, with the Heath, its pretty streets, quirky buildings and fascinating residents. We will be walking through these streets to find some of the many interesting intellectual, artistic, philanthropic and literary women who lived here and those partners who supported them in their work

This is a free walk but please book your place to avoid disappointment.


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The Chronicle of Kings Cross: From Red Light to Renaissance

Guide:  Daniel Hausherr

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This is a guided walk around Kings Cross including much of the redevelopment project. We will visit two stations, a research lab, a beach, and a new town square and cover 800 years of history. We will talk about the industrial heritage and look at how old structures have been brought up to date with new uses.


Saturday 11 August at 11;00 am

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Guide: Jo Wilkinson

tpm-post109_374Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.
No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point by Exit 2 of Chancery Lane Underground Station on the North side of High Holborn at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members. For information please see https://www.postalmuseum.org/event/camden-walking-tours/


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Women Rock!                         

Guide: Alison Wise

Women Rock!Camden Town is an important part of music history…and women are a big part of that history! From R&B to Punk, Britpop to Hip Hop…many of the most influential ladies of these genres have performed in Camden.
On this tour of Camden Town you’ll see the venues these rockin’ ladies performed at and the pubs they hung out in. These ladies have rocked our world…Etta James, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, The Slits, Lady Gaga, Elastica, The X-Ray Spex, Amy Winehouse, Kelis and many many more…


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Behind The Walls

Guides: Judy Dixey and Cathy Chivers

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Behind the WallsDiscover something of the heart of the village of Highgate, hear stories of the people who shaped its past and its present, and find out who or what is happening behind some high walls!

 

 

 

 


Saturday 18th August at 14:00 pm

Women and Children Firsts       

Guide: Stella Geddes

Photo 14-09-2016, 17 11 04This free to attend guided walk is part of Camden’s annual arts programme Camden Vox. In Victorian Britain, a women’s place was considered to be in the home and children were treated as “expendable”. On this walk through some of Bloomsbury’s Squares, we hear about the first hospital specifically for children; a hospital founded thanks to the efforts of two sisters seeking care for their grandmother who had suffered a stroke and meet some the women pioneers of medicine and science.

The walk starts at Russell Square Station and will end in Torrington Square, a short distance from Russell Square Underground station. It will take between 1.5 and 2 hrs.


Sunday 19th August at 2:00 pm

Kilburn & NW6 delights – a guided tour around the parishes

Guide: Alan Hovell     

County KilburnThis guided walking tour around NW6 is designed for all local faith communities & indeed local people of no faith -Humanists/agnostics We warmly invite all people to join us in welcoming the new Vicar of St Marys with All Souls Kilburn & St James West Hampstead ( the Sherriff Centre & Post Office), the Rev. Robert Stevens to NW6 by experiencing many of the hidden delights, stories and fascinating people of Kilburn.guided by qualified tour guides from CTGA (Camden Tour Guide Association) all of whom live in the area.


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Hampstead Town & Country

Guide: Alan Hovell

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A fun and informative historical walk up through Hampstead Viillage and northwards via Whitestone Pond and the Spaniards Inn, Kenwood and beyond, with numerous stories of the people and events on the way.

 


 

Sunday 26th August at 2;00 pm

Radicale Theatre: King’s Cross to Kingsway           

Guide: Sue McCarthy

Radical Theatre2018 marks the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time. This walk explores some of Camden’s rich history of radical theatre during those 100 years from the propaganda plays of the Actresses Franchise League, through pacifist plays of WW1, agitprop and “alternative” theatre right up to A Brexit Opera. We start at Kings’ Cross and finish near Holborn station.

This FREE walk is funded by Camden Council and delivered by Camden Tour Guides Association as part of Camden VOX – Camden’s arts and cultural programme for 2018 which takes inspiration from the Women’s Suffrage movement and the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.


Saturday 8th September at 11:00 am

From Mail to Rail

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Guide: David Brown

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ks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.

No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point next to the Robert Stephenson statue in front of Euston Station at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members.  For information please see here


Saturday 8th September at 10:00 am

The Woman Question

Guides: Amanda McKerracher and Jo Wilkinson

MaryWollstonecraft2018 marks the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time. Our walk from Goodge Street to Marchmont Street will introduce you to a few of the pioneering women and men who played their parts in advancing this and other causes and who lent their voices to great debates.

This free walk is part of the Camden Vox programme http://www.lovecamden.org/camdenvox and will be led by Camden guides Amanda McKerracher and Jo Wilkinson . Walk with us and meet among others, a mother and daughter whose remarkable lives gave us two of the most famous pieces of writing of the 18th and 19th centuries, advocates and activists both for and against women’s suffrage and a woman born into slavery who overcame appalling suffering to live by her own rules. There will be medical trail blazers, writers, philanthropists, an artist, the first black woman to sit in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, not forgetting the one woman who isn’t there. We will delve into these inspiring lives and will also touch upon the significant ideas and debates that were part of the “Woman Question” that has cast its shadow across the years.

The walk will start at Goodge Street underground station and will end in Marchmont Street, near Russell Square Station, lasting about 1.5 hours.


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A Kentish Town A to B (Asylum to Brewery)

Guide: Daniel Hausherr

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-45964136-198169499692-1-originalExplore 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 a place of gentle 19th century retirement.

 

 


Saturday 6 October at 1:00 pm

A Brief History of Boozing              

Guide: Daniel Hausherr

A Brief History of BoozingDiscover the different ways that Londoners have been drinking from 1760 to today.  This 90-minute guided walk is led by an official Camden Tour Guide.  You will see original sites of London breweries and beershops, learn how local taverns turn into later Victorian drinking palaces and consider what is happening with pubs today.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday 13 October at 11;00 am

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Guide: Jo Wilkinson

tpm-post109_374Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.
No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point by Exit 2 of Chancery Lane Underground Station on the North side of High Holborn at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members. For information please see https://www.postalmuseum.org/event/camden-walking-tours/

 

 

 


Saturday 10th November at 11:00 am

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Guide: David Brown

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Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.

No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point next to the Robert Stephenson statue in front of Euston Station at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members.  For information please see here

 

 


Saturday 8 December at 11;00 am

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Guide: Jo Wilkinson

tpm-post109_374Join a Camden Guide for a walking tour through 350 years of London Postal History. This walk looks at the major changes in the Post Office history – from transport innovations like the Mail Coach, the Railway, and the Mail Rail service; and key reformers such as John Palmer, Sir Rowland Hill, and Anthony Trollope.
No need to book – just turn up at the meeting point by Exit 2 of Chancery Lane Underground Station on the North side of High Holborn at 11.00 on the relevant date and the meet the guide, who will be wearing a guide badge. Walks last under 2 hours and will end at The Postal Museum. Cost £8/£6 concessions/£5 Postal Museum members. For information please see https://www.postalmuseum.org/event/camden-walking-tours/


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.

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