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Local London Guiding Day 13th October 2018

We’re delighted to be involved in this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 13th October between 10am and 4pm.

We’ll be providing free walks, lasting up to 60 minutes, along with our guiding colleagues from Camden, Clerkenwell and Islington and Westminster.

This year’s theme is ‘Commemoration’. Full details soon.

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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


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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.

 

 


IMG_5142Saturday 15th September at 11:00 am

 

How The Russells made Bloomsbury

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A two hour walk around Bloomsbury Squares highlighting the role of the Russell family and their current influence on one of London’s most cherished districts. Dukes and Dowagers, conspiracies and murder with some great architecture thrown in. And all as a result of a chance marriage   Join Stan to hear the unique story of Bloomsbury

 

Paid Walk — turn up and pay a fee                                                 camden-guides-walk-up-button

 

 


CSlogo    Saturday 22nd September at 11:00 am

Tablets To Tablets

Guide: Sami Alouani

 

 

union-jackOn this tour I’ll talk about my 2 passions: Science and History.  One word can link these two fields:  Tablet.

We will start from the latest tablets produced by the pharmaceutical industry, and will finish with cuneiform tablets at the British Museum, going through the history of the University of London and the women and men who contributed to its development.

Meeting Place: Euston Square tube station (Gower Street exit)

Pay £10 per person on arrival.

Please email me to book your place alouanisami@gmail.com

THIS TOUR MAY BE CONDUCTED IN EITHER ENGLISH OR FRENCH OR BOTH LANGUAGES – please indicate your preference in advance.

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Durant cette ballade, je vais vous faire part de mes 2 passions: Les Sciences et l’Histoire. Un mot peut relier les deux: le mot “Tablette”

On commencera par les dernières productions de l’Industrie Pharmaceutique et on terminera par les Tablettes cunéiformes du British Museum. On traversera l’Histoire de l’Université de Londres ainsi que celle des Femmes et des Hommes qui ont contribué à son rayonnement.

Rendez-vous: Station de Métro Euston Square, sortie Gower Street

Prix: 10 £ par personne, payable au départ.

Inscription par e-mail à: alouanisami@gmail.com


CSlogo  Saturday 29 September at 11:00 am

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

From Tudors to Telegraphy   camden-guides-walk-up-button

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 13th October at 10:15am

Westbourne – London’s Hidden River from Hampstead to Royal Oak

Guides: Jenni Bowley and Rhona Levene

62B7FE23-DAAE-4C67-B42B-77438D0BF373The Westbourne was never a navigable river, but it was an important source of fresh water for the expanding city. Originally running through countryside to the west of London, its name changed as it passed through small settlements like Kilburn and Bayswater. Much of it was buried as early as the seventeenth century to keep the smell from the polluted water away from newly built houses!

Today we can see the marshy land caused by the small spring which is the source of the Westbourne and we can trace the route of the river as it winds its way from Hampstead to Chelsea through many different neighbourhoods. This morning walk starts at Hampstead underground station and traces the upper section of the route of the underground River Westbourne, finishing at Royal Oak.

The morning walk will start at 10.15 and will finish at approximately 1.00. Please check the Transport for London Journey Planner site for travel details to Hampstead tube. If you prefer, you can join us at Whitestone Pond at 10.30 – if you plan to do this, please let me know by email  that we don’t wait for you at the station.

If you wish to walk the entire route of the River, please book on the afternoon walk following the link below. After a break (we recommend that you bring a packed lunch), we will be walking from Royal Oak to Chelsea  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walking-the-hidden-westbourne-river-south-tickets-49739303596

 


CSlogo   Saturday 27th October at 11:00 am

Behind The Walls

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Guides: Judy Dixey & Cathy Chivers

 

Behind the WallsCircling the crown of Highgate Village, the walk starts at the Terminus for the 271 bus and ends at Lauderdale House. It will include stories about the well-known and not so well-known people who lived Behind the Walls, and made Highgate what it is today.

Paid Walk — turn up and pay a fee £10/£8 concessions

 

 

 


Saturday 27th October at 10:30 am

Musical West Hampstead.  A free walk for charity. 

 

Guides: Alan Hovell & Rhona Levene

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Former Decca Studios

A guided walk with themed on music in West Hampstead with the Mayor of Camden Cllr Jenny Headlam-Wells in attendance (subject to change)

This walk is being held to support Councillor Jenny Headlam-Wells’ chosen charity for her year as Mayor of Camden 2018-2019 The Camden Music Trust.  Her aim is to widen access to the arts and culture for the children and young people of Camden, through the medium of music  Music-making should not be an elitist pursuit, but be accessible to all Camden’s children and young people.  In the words of Philip Pullman, “Every child needs art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play”.

This is a free walk but we are asking for donations for the charity – suggested Minimum contribution for waged people of £10 please


Saturday 10th November at 11:00 am

From Mail to Railcamden-guides-walk-up-button

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

From Tudors to Telegraphycamden-guides-walk-up-button

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.

 

 

 

CSlogoSaturday 22nd September at 11:00 am

 

Tablets To Tablets

 

Guide: Sami Alouani

 

 

 

 

union-jackOn this tour I’ll talk about my 2 passions: Science and History.  One word can link these two fields:  Tablet.

We will start from the latest tablets produced by the pharmaceutical industry, and will finish with cuneiform tablets at the British Museum, going through the history of the University of London and the women and men who contributed to its development.

Meeting Place: Euston Square tube station (Gower Street exit)

Pay £10 per person on arrival.

Please email me to book your place alouanisami@gmail.com

THIS TOUR MAY BE CONDUCTED IN EITHER ENGLISH OR FRENCH OR BOTH LANGUAGES – please indicate your preference in advance.

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Durant cette ballade, je vais vous faire part de mes 2 passions: Les Sciences et l’Histoire. Un mot peut relier les deux: le mot “Tablette”

On commencera par les dernières productions de l’Industrie Pharmaceutique et on terminera par les Tablettes cunéiformes du British Museum. On traversera l’Histoire de l’Université de Londres ainsi que celle des Femmes et des Hommes qui ont contribué à son rayonnement.

Rendez-vous: Station de Métro Euston Square, sortie Gower Street

Prix: 10 £ par personne, payable au départ.

Inscription par e-mail à: alouanisami@gmail.com

 

 


CSlogo  Saturday 29 September at 11:00 am

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

From Tudors to Telegraphy   camden-guides-walk-up-button

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

From Mail to Railcamden-guides-walk-up-button

Guide: David Brown

TPM-POST109_374

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

From Tudors to Telegraphycamden-guides-walk-up-button

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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