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Pimlico

Saturday 4th 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 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.

Vauxhall

Sunday 12th 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 site of the Pleasure Gardens and surrounding streets. We see what became of the one building to survive from the Pleasure Gardens and find a now hidden cottage that existed when they were in full flow. We see how the Ragged School survived the widening of the railway. Our perambulation starts and finishes with splendid examples of Victorian philanthropy.

Rotherhithe Docks

Saturday 25th June
11am lasts about three hours
(we stop about half way for refreshments and a toilet break)
£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 24th June

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.

It’s a longer old map walk than usual so we will stop about half-way for refreshments and a toilet break.

The City

Sunday 29th 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 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, 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.

Little Italy

Bank Holiday Monday 30th 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 Holborn/ Clerkenwell border where the Italian community settled from the 19th century.We see how the streets leading down to the River Fleet became home and work place to poor Italian immigrants. There are a few surviving buildings to show us where barrel organs were once made and where the Knife Grinders Union met. We walk the cobbles that once echoed to the cries of the hokey pokey man.

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.

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. 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.

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