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We are delighted to launch Camden Saturdays.  From Autumn 2017 we will be scheduling a walk on Saturday mornings at 11am and duration will be between 90 minutes and 2 hours.  They may be well-known topics or more unusual things.  All walks will be led around somewhere in Camden by a qualified Camden Tour Guide.  Check back here for regular updates.


 

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Kings X: Ancient and Modern

Saturday 25 November at 11:00 am 

 

Henry Moore sculpture at Kings CrossExplore the regeneration of this developing area. Cross the newest bridge in London and visit an ancient cemetery with literary connections.

Meet at the Henry Moore statue in front of Kings X Station.

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Cost £8.00 per person – PAY ON THE DAY

Guide: Cathy Chivers


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Walking the Hidden Lower Tyburn River

Saturday 25 November at 10:30 am (as you may wish to also walk the Hidden Lower Tyburn River from Baker Street to the Thames in the afternoon this Saturday walk will start earlier – at 10.30am)

Hidden Upper Tyburn

What does the name Tyburn mean to you?  A hidden river or a hanging tree?  The infamous gallows were at Marble Arch, some distance from the Tyburn and you’ll struggle to find Tyburn on a modern map – but it has left its mark on the urban landscape.  We can trace the course of the river on the gentle curves of roads and in street names – sometimes we can even hear it running below gratings and below our feet within a bridge over the Regent’s Canal!

This walk starts at Hampstead underground station and traces the upper section of the route of the underground River Tyburn.  The River has two sources – one is on Shepherds Hill in Hampstead, and the second is behind the old Hampstead Town Hall.  We’ll follow its course through Belsize Park, Swiss Cottage and the edge of St John’s Wood, down to where it passes through Regent’s Park.  While the Tyburn was never a large river, it did represent was an important boundary between land holdings and was a very important source of drinking water for London.

This walk gives you the opportunity if you wish to walk the entire route of the River – after a break for lunch in Regent’s Park we will be walking from Baker Street to Pimlico.  If you wish to do this, you also need to book the second walk Walking the Hidden Lower Tyburn River, which commences from Baker Street Station at 2pm.  You can book the afternoon section on this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/edit?eid=374235859

The morning walk will start at 10.30am and finish at approximately 1.00pm.  Please check the Transport for London Journey Planner site for travel details.

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Guide: Jenni Bowley


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SPECIAL CHARITY WALK IN AID OF C4WS HOMELESS PROJECT (The Churches Cold Weather Shelter) for the Mayor of Camden’s charity this year….

Saturday 2 December 2017 at 11:00 am

bannerFor 200 years people have arrived in the borough of Camden to work and to find a home.  Many didn’t find a true home here, but lived in casual housing or squalid overcrowding.  Over the years the face of homelessness has changed many times but has never gone away.

On this walk, Camden Guides will show you where Dickens was evicted, where Orwell’s home was a four-foot-wide cubicle and where Alan Bennett gave shelter to “The Lady in the Van”.

We will collect donations to C4WS Homeless Project.  Suggested donation £10 for waged people

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Circling the Brunswick: Life, Death and Shopping

Saturday 2 December at 11:00 am 
Circling the BrunswickFrom horses to motor cars, philanthropists to philosophers and riots to restaurants, the area around the Brunswick has more than its fair share of stories both believable and unbelievable.
As we enter the festive season you can also enjoy the stunning effect of Christmas decorations on this brutalist landmark and the Brunswick’s Saturday street food market.
Join Jo and Judy to find out more!
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Ten Bloomsbury Trailblazers

Saturday 9 December at 11:00 am 
Ten Bloomsbury TrailblazersShort biographies of ten amazingly independent-minded pioneers in fields including literature, surgery and wartime wireless operations.
They are commemorated in various forms within one small part of Bloomsbury.
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Guide: Paul Guest

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The Camden 12 Days of Christmas

Saturday 30 December at 11:00 am

 

The Camden 12 Days of Christmas walkMany recordings of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” have been made including The Muppets version and even one by the great Frank Sinatra.  Join this festive-themed walk around the area of Euston, St. Pancras and King’s Cross stations while we endeavor to recreate our own version of the song – Camden Style.  There may be some singing (optional!) as we work our way through the 12 verses.

This is the Camden version and is very different to the original song as you will discover.

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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.

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