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Marylebone

Sunday 4th September
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 from where Marylebone began to where Octavia Hill began her work. Signs of an ancient conduit then Lord Harley’s Estate where we see Robert Adam’s first and most distinctive London house. The lost River Tyburn is never far away and leaves it’s mark on the topography. Down an almost hidden alley we discover tenements built to replace slums and the Ragged School that served the slums. Along the way we encounter Katherine Mansfield, Edwin Lutyens and J M W Turner

Rotherhithe Docks

Saturday 22nd October
11am Lasts about 3 hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 7pm Friday 21st October

NOTE This old map walk is a bit longer so we have a break about half way for refreshments and the loo. And the closing date for bookings is the Friday evening.

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 3rd September
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 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.

Vauxhall

Saturday 27th 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 site of PLeasure Gardens and surrounding neighbourhood. We discover the one surviving building from the Pleasure Gardens and learn why a Church was built with it’s own Art School. There are tangible examples of Victorian philanthropy. We see how the Ragged School survived the widening of the railway. At the end of a hidden alley we find the secret cottage built about 1710. In a rapidly changing bit of London we find plenty that brings the past to life.

Kings Cross

Sunday 28th 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 district re-named in the 1830’s after a short-lived statue as an early form of regeneration. As well as arguably the finest railway station in London there are former horse-bus stables, a Victorian horse-cab factory and a venue from the 1866 Olympic Games. Along the way we encounter the secret life of the Scala Cinema, the Light-house and Plum Pudding Steps. Through it all runs the now buried River Fleet. We see how a lost river has left it’s mark on the 21st century.

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