Slums and Squares and Rock n’Roll

You will probably know lots of bits of the St Giles' area: Tottenham Court Rd tube, Centrepoint, Shaftesbury Ave, Seven Dials...but you probably don't know how the area came to be as it is. A fascinating story of ancient roadways meeting, a medieval leper colony, a failed posh residential district, a notorious Victorian slum and […]

London’s Sex Industry and the Stage in the Long 18th Century

Charles II lifted the Puritan ban on theatre-going, and by 1700 London was sex-capital of Europe. This walk starts with the stage at a time when all actresses were assumed to be prostitutes and theatres a place for clients to find them. We pass through areas where street-walkers and bawdy houses were closely linked with […]

Campaigning for the Abolition of Slavery: Central London Landmarks

This walk reveals where many key London events took place in British campaigns against slavery and slave-trading between the mid-1800s and mid-1900s. Fugitive and former slaves, white lawyers and activists, black activists, orators, authors and musicians come alive in a walk from Chancery Lane to Fleet Street, Lincoln’s Inn and Covent Garden ending at Embankment […]

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 existing 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 […]

Slums and Squares and Rock n’Roll

You will probably know lots of bits of the St Giles' area: Tottenham Court Rd tube, Centrepoint, Shaftesbury Ave, Seven Dials...but you probably don't know how the area came to be as it is. A fascinating story of ancient roadways meeting, a medieval leper colony, a failed posh residential district, a notorious Victorian slum and […]

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 existing 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 […]

Primrose Hill and the Navvies

The neighbourhood radiates brilliant industrial solutions of Victorian engineers, but who built it? This walk puts hard-working navvies at the centre of the story and tells how the area developed in the face of the railway's soot and smoke. The walk follows a beautiful stretch of the Regent's Canal, and from the top of the […]

For the Many: Chartists and Marxists in Soho

The Chartists were a formidable mass movement to extend the right to vote for the working classes. They were active in Soho and there were several links with Karl Marx, who famously lived in Dean St. Other inhabitants included the poet and artist William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley, who made the phrase " Ye […]