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Saturday 28th July
11.30am lasts about three hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

This is a longer walk than unusual so we have a break. This is at Holy Trinity church, which has a fascinating hidden history and is located in the area known since Victorian times as downtown We are also able to have a look in the former school building that dates to 1836.

Walk with old maps tracing and exploring the lost shipyards that were once all round the Rotherhithe peninsular. We find fragments of dock machinery and one almost intact yard that still has the Shipwright’s house with it’s cupola so he could see down the river Once ship-building ended the buildings found other uses such as granaries. We see what became of the area the Duke of Bedford intended to develop as a Bloomsbury in the south. Then on the 1746 map we find the Condemned Hole….

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Bow


Sunday 29th July
11.30am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring a slice of the East End. Still mostly pasture, nursery gardens and orchards at the end of the 18th century. By the end of the 19th century it’s built over. Almost. Unusually we come across two former Work Houses on this walk. Then there is the former match factory where a very significant strike took place in 1888. What became of the Almshouses so prominent on the 1799 map? Along the way, as well as many Suffragette locations, we encounter Annie Besant, Prisca Coborn and Minnie Lansbury

North Clerkenwell


Saturday 18th August
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emaiing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring that intriguing area between Exmouth Market and the Angel. We trace where Merlin’s Cave was where Orator Hunt addresses the crowd during what was later known as the Spa Fields riots. Then the New River Company started building houses, including a square laid out round one of their reservoirs. We find the Parish school built in 1828 that is still the Parish school. Hidden away there is the tiny square that inspired Arnold Bennett’s Riceyman Steps. This is the Clerkenwell that everyone fails to take notice of. Lots of history including a certain Thomas Sadler and his Musick Room