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 August 2017. We are running a FREE walk for anyone interested in meeting some of our guides on Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 6pm – please book your place here
Join us for our Spring/Winter Walks
The Great Collectors – A Bloomsbury Walk
Saturday 29 July at 10:30 am (2 hour walk)
This walk centres on 3 famous men who’ve left their mark in Bloomsbury in the most significant way. John Soane/Hans Sloane and Henry Wellcome each collected so much stuff that between the 3 of them we have three of the country’s great institutions – the world-class British Museum, the amazing Foundation and museums established by Henry Wellcome and our favourite museum of all the Sir John Soane’s Museum and that doesn’t include the much smaller collections on route.
Dorothy L Sayers Bloomsbury
Saturday 5 August at 2:00 pm
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. 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.
The Garretts of Gower Street
Sunday 6 August at 2:00 pm
Stroll around Bloomsbury in the footsteps of the amazing women of the Garrett family. Elizabeth, the first woman to qualify as a doctor in England; Millicent who worked 60 years for votes for women, Louisa the militant Suffragette, Agnes & Rhoda, designers, Philippa, the maths whizz and Fanny the first female landscape gardener.
Guide: Sue McCarthy
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
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.