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Waterloo

Saturday 11th June
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring what lies beyond the South Bank. A neighbourhood mostly built upon once Waterloo Bridge built. With a 1560 map we trace a now lost river to where it joins the Thames and see how it provided the street covering it with a name. Some fascinating old buildings survive each one with a story to tell. Along the way we encounter the Gold Refiner of Cross Street.

Lambeth

Saturday 14th May
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring a slice of this ancient parish. There’s the street whose name recalls a lost river behind the Dog and Duck. An open air pulpit where costermongers once plied their trade and the old slipper baths now occupied by a doctor’s surgery. Then there’s the former Dairy that delivered milk to Parliament and we see what became of Lambeth Wells. An obscure plaque unlocks the mystery of another parish within this one. Along the way we encounter Edmund Walcott, Lupino Lane and Apothecary John Field.

Kennington

Saturday 28th May
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo/co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour.

Walk with old maps exploring this neighbourhood that was once a royal manor. We see what became of the Common, popular with preachers and protestors. There was a significant Chartists meeting on April 10th 1848. We see what was built on the site of the County gallows. Amidst many fine 18th and 19th century houses we find south London’s first Georgian square. Hidden away sometimes not so hidden we discover some fascinating buildings including the Vestry hall, an old smithy and a public library designed by the same architect responsible for the Tate Gallery.

Sr Giles

Sunday 15th May
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour.

Walk with old maps exploring the neighbourhood that grew around site of a 12th century leper hospital, whose footprint is now a heart-shape of streets. There are 17th century houses where you least expect to discover them,visible reminders of the areas metal-working tradition and hidden almshouses. On Hollar’s Great Map of 1658 we see the field that was to become Seven Dials. Looking up we see a parish plaque and down what was once the main road we find a Huguenot chapel. This old map walk includes Denmark Street.

Calthorpe

Sunday 5th June
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessons £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring what became of the fields between Bloomsbury and Clerkenwell developed by Baron Calthorpe from the 1820’s. There are houses by Thomas and William Cubitt, a school built on arches to avoid disturbing a graveyard and the building the Royal Free Hospital moved to from a house in Hatton Garden. We see where Constable Culley was killed at the end of the so called Clerkenwell Riot of 1833. Along the way we consider what was where Mount Pleasant Sorting Office is now and trace the site of the Bagnigge Wells Spa that closed in 1841.

North Clerkenwell

Sunday 8th May
11am lasts abut two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring the hillside developed by the New River Company from the 1820’s. We find a square built around a resevoir and one laid out on the site of the gathering of radicals in 1816 that was addressed by Orator Hunt. There is the parish school built in 1828 that is still a school and possibly London’s biggest fig tree. We trace the lost River Fleet quite clearly shown on the parish map and we climb Arnold Bennett’s Riceyman Steps. It’s a less well known corner of London full of surprise and delight and hidden history.

The Borough

Saturday 7th May
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning or the tour

Walk with old maps exploring the district that lies just south of Bankside. We find remnants of an industrial past and see what became of St Saviour’s Workhouse. We trace where in Lant Street Charles Dickens lodged when his father was in Marshalsea Debtor’s Prison. Then there are the hidden delights of the secret garden, hop merchants and the Commit no Nuisance sign at the back of the Welsh Chapel Along the way we encounter Octavia Hill, Massey Shaw and the infamous Bella Burge. Our perambulation ends at London’s last galleried inn.

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