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The next Camden Tour Guiding Course 2017-18 will start end September 2017.

Applications are now OPEN please Apply here.   First round interviews will take place in May 2017.

For those who want to learn about the course and guiding in Camden a free walk will take place on the evening of 11th May.  See below for details.

 

 


 

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2017 Walks


Holborn; Residents, Rascals and Riots

Saturday 22 April at 11:00 am

Residents

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

Tuesday 25 April: 6.30 pm

Dorothy L SayerswalkOne 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


Circling the Brunswick: Life, Death and Shopping

Sunday 7 May at 11:00 am

Circling the Brunswick

From horses to motor cars, from philanthropists to philosophers, from riots to restaurants, the area around the Brunswick has more than its fair share of stories, believable and unbelievable. Come with us on a journey of exploration.

Price £8.00, pay on the day.  To book please email jo.wilkinson@camdenguides.com

Guides: Jo Wilkinson Judy Dixey Amanda McKerracher


Discovering Belsize Park

Sunday 7 May at 11:00am DIscovering Belsize Park walk

We discover the charms of Belsize Park’s domestic architecture and hear about famous eccentrics, politicians and intellectuals who lived here amidst the elegant bourgeois respectability of this elegant Victoria suburb on the lower slopes of Hampstead.

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Guide: Chris Firmin


FREE WALK: Meet the Guides

Thursday 11 May from 6:00pm
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This FREE walk is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning about becoming a qualified Camden Tour Guide. The next course starts end September and this is an opportunity to meet qualified Camden Guides, go with them on a tour around the King’s 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. Email course@camdenguides.com to book a place on this walk or just to register your interest in interviewing for a place on the 2017-2018 course.

We meet by Henry Moore Statue in front of King’s Cross station for 6pm.  There will be more than one guide so if you can’t make it exactly at 6pm please let us know and we can stagger the walks from 6pm to 6.30pm.  We hope to go for a drink together at the end of the walk to give you an opportunity to chat to us more about your interest in the Course.

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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


Keep calm and carry on in Fitzrovia

Thursday 13 July  at 11:00am keep-calm-and-carry-on-in-fitzrovia-png

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

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Guide: Jean Jacyna


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.