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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website for information at https://camdenguides.com/camden-tour-guide-course/
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.
Saturday 21 April at 11:00 am
Seeking Shelter in Camden
In this walk, we visit Dickens’s first London home, a glittering shrine to the migrations of The Great War, prize-winning architecture, and walk in the steps of national treasures Alan Bennett and Dame Maggie Smith. We’ll also see some of the churches which take part in the C4WS scheme by giving food shelter and practical help to rough sleepers on the thirteen coldest weeks of the year.
Saturday 28 April at 11:00 am
Guides: Alan Fortune
St. Pancras in Literature, Film and Drama
Come with Alan to take a look at the lives of important figures from the worlds of literature, film, and theatre who have lived and worked in St. Pancras and Somers Town. Have a look at the former home of award-winning film director Mike Leigh, the gravestone of the ‘foremother’ of modern feminist writing, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the site of a radical theatre where the famous American singer/actor, Paul Robeson, once performed. The walk finishes close to a famous railway platform where you can board the Hogwarts Express.
Sunday 29 April at 10:00 am
Camden Challenge: A Morning Walk
Guide: Stan Harris
A 6 mile challenge through Hampstead the Heath and Highgate in support of Camden Mayor , Richard Cotton’s favoured charity C4WS which provides vital survices for the homeless.
START POINT Golders Hill Park by the cafe. Register by following booking link. Minimum donation £15.
WALK ENDS Belsize Square Station at approx 1-00pm
To book your place(s) on this morning walk email email@example.com
Sunday 29 April at 2:15pm
Camden Challenge: Afternoon Walk
Guide: Stan Harris
Join us for a 5 mile afternoon walk through Kings x, Bloomsbury and Holborn in support of Camden Mayor Richard Cotton’s favoured charity C4WS which supports the homeless with shelters and support services. This continues the morning walk and do both and you will ahve walked close on 12 miles.
WALK STARTS Mornington Cres. Station NW1 WALK ENDS Holborn Station at approx 5-45. Minimum donation £15 register at booking link
To book your place(s) on this afternoon walk email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 19 May at 14:00
The Garretts of Gower Street
Guide: Sue McCarthy
This 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.
Saturday 16 June at 11:00 qm
North London Heights – Primrose Hill to Parliament Hill
Guide: Richard Cohen
Starting at Chalk Farm station this walk starts by a climb up the slopes of Primrose Hill which gives glorious views over North London. Perhaps like William Blake who saw him on Primrose Hill we will be able to converse with the spiritual sun. We will see the homes of artists, poets, writers and intellectuals from Keats and Engels to Arthur Packham, Lytton Strachey and Frederick Delius. We will pass the gardens of Primrose Hill and Belsize Village in their full summer glory. We will then enter Hampstead to see the beautiful architecture of Downshire Hill with its elegant Regency era St John’s Church. Our walk ends at another spectacular summit on Parliament Hill. From there an easy walk takes us down to South End Green where cafés, Overground or buses await.
Saturday 16 June at 10:30 qm
The 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
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.
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.