The days between Christmas and New Year are a perfect time to explore London with old maps. Whether you are a Londoner who’s had enough of being indoors doing Christmas or a visitor wanting to find a different London

Each walk with old maps costs £10 (concessons £8)
They start at 11am and last about two hours.

Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk.
You will be notified of meeting place on booking.

Latest you can book? 9 am morning of the walk.

Sunday 28th December

The one-time bohemian quarter once a magnet for Artists and Writers. Along the way we encounter Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and Dylan Thomas. We see Charles Dickens first London Home and the Workhouse that inspired Oliver Twist’

Monday 29th December

Neighbourhood that grew around an Abbey then became London’s leather making district. Lots of industrial buildings and a row of 17th century houses where you least expect to see them. We see how the now rare Watch House has found a new lease of life and end by a fragment of the medieval Abbey.

Covent Garden
Tuesday 30th December

Originally where Monks from Westminster Abbey grew food, we see how the Duke of Bedford’s personal Parish became London’s main fruit and veg. market. We start and end the walk by almost hidden alleys that ooze old London atmosphere.


Saturday 10th January 2015
11am lasts about two huors
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking

Walk with old maps exploring the streets beyond the Southbank. On a 1560 map we see where the now lost River Neckinger joins the Thames along an ancient boundary. We trace the terminus of the Necropolis Railway beyond it’s offices in Westminster Bridge Road and we see where the temperance movement prompted the start on one of London’s best loved Adult Education Colleges. Along the way we encounter Emma Cons, John Roupell and the Grand Ole Duke of York.


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