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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 twice.  You can book your place(s) by clicking on the relevant button below

Tuesday 5th June at 18:00 

 

 

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Wednesday 25th July at 18:00 

 

 

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.

 


Friday 18 May at 12:30

The Trees of Bloomsbury’s Squares

Guide: Peter Cowin

The Trees of Bloomsburys SquaresIn conjunction with The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens join one of the Camden Tour Guides Association’s local guides for a one-hour walk exploring the arboreal aspects of three of Bloomsbury’s green squares. From Mecklenburgh to Russell Squares, an opportunity to take a closer look and find out more about the familiar London Plane (including one of London’s top 10 trees) as well as other trees and shrubs originating from many places around the world, which might otherwise pass unnoticed.

 

 

 

 


Saturday 19 May at 12:30

The Trees of Bloomsbury’s Squares

Guide: Peter Cowin

The Trees of Bloomsburys SquaresIn conjunction with The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens join one of the Camden Tour Guides Association’s local guides for a one-hour walk exploring the arboreal aspects of three of Bloomsbury’s green squares. From Mecklenburgh to Russell Squares, an opportunity to take a closer look and find out more about the familiar London Plane (including one of London’s top 10 trees) as well as other trees and shrubs originating from many places around the world, which might otherwise pass unnoticed.

 

 

 


Saturday 19 May at 14:00

The Garretts of Gower Street

Guide: Sue McCarthy

 

Garretts of Gower Street 1This year marks the centenary of (some) women getting the vote. Meet seven extraordinary women of the Garrett family; all active suffragists. Three sisters, two daughters, a cousin, a sister-in-law – all with ground-breaking careers and active in public life. Elizabeth (Garrett Anderson) was the first woman to qualify in England as a doctor, Millicent (Garrett Fawcett) fought for women to get the vote, Agnes and Rhoda established a top interior design company, Fanny was a landscape gardener and Philippa a brilliant mathematician. Walk through Bloomsbury and see and see the places they lived and worked and the legacy they left behind.

 


Sunday 20 May at 12:30

The Trees of Bloomsbury’s Squares

Guide: Jenny Rossiter

The Trees of Bloomsburys SquaresIn conjunction with The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens join one of the Camden Tour Guides Association’s local guides for a one-hour walk exploring the arboreal aspects of three of Bloomsbury’s green squares. From Mecklenburgh to Russell Squares, an opportunity to take a closer look and find out more about the familiar London Plane (including one of London’s top 10 trees) as well as other trees and shrubs originating from many places around the world, which might otherwise pass unnoticed.

 

 

 


 

CSlogo    Saturday 16 June at 10:30 am

AFF9D0B9-C928-475E-81F0-D3AE96DECE26The Madeira of Hampstead: A Feast of Edwardian and 20c Architecture

Guide: Anthony Davis

 

A tour of big houses built by the wealthy from the 1890’s to the present day, on the less visited West side of Hampstead. Extraordinary architecture by some of the 20c’s most famous architects for famous residents whose former homes are now owned and altered by celebrities and super rich.

You will hear about the artists, singers and modern celebrities who have lived in these houses and the struggle by the conservation minded to preserve the area’s distinctive personality.

 

 

 

 


 

Saturday 16 June at 14:00 pm

Guide: Sue McCarthy

 

Dorothy L Sayers’ Bloomsbury

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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 and short stories. 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.

 


Saturday 14th July at 11:00 am

From Mail to Rail

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

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Saturday 8th September at 11:00 am

From Mail to Rail

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

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Saturday 10th November at 11:00 am

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Guide: David Brown

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

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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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