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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.