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St Luke’s

Sunday 31st July
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 almost lost neighbourhood between Clerkenwell and Shoreditch. The large building you may have passed many times happens to have been the parish school for many years. Our trail takes us to much that is now only visible on old maps but it’s not all lost. You may be surprised at what has survived. Along the way we encounter Huguenots in Pesthouse Row, the church the parish never wanted and the Black Cat drawn in bricks.

St Giles

Sunday 21st August
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.

Rotherhithe Docks

Saturday 20th August
11am lasts about three hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings for this tour 7pm Friday 19th August

As this is a longer tour than usual we will have a stop about half-way for refreshments and a loo break.

Walk with old maps exploring the peninsular that was once nearly all a series of docks joined by narrow strips of land. Nearly all have been filled in though we find much that has been left to remind us of what was there. Largely over-shadowed by Deptford, a charter in 1612 recognised the ship builders of Rotherhithe. We trace the shipyards and find buildings that found new uses as granaries took the place of ship building. We see where whales were once landed.

Pimlico

Saturday 13th August
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 bookking
Latest booking 9am morning of the tour.

Walk with old maps exploring how Thomas Cubitt transformed the Neat House Gardens. We follow the now buried River Tyburn to where it joins the Thames and trace fragments of a long forgotten industrial heritage. We see how Cubitt incorporated paths used by the gardeners and how a lane from the 1720’s survives and whose name is the one link with bygone industry. Amidst the Cubitt architecture there is Dolphin Square, whose story may surprise you in particular what was there before. We finish our perambulation at a unique modern day tea garden.

The City

Sunday 7th August
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 City of London from it’s highest point to where the Great Fire began in 1666. We venture forth by way of hidden alleys, ancient markets and winding lanes. For this tour our maps include the Great Fire Map of 1666, known as Leake’s Exact Surveigh. Yes there are churches though they are the less well known ones. Along the way we encounter Watermen, Tea Merchants and Lost Parishes.

Bermondsey

Saturday 30th July
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 one-time leather-making district. Among the warehouses we find 17th century houses and a Victorian smithy. We see how Bermondsey Council’s Beautification Committee transformed the Workhouse site. Beyond the old Watch House we find traces of Bermondsey Abbey in unexpected places.

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