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Bermondsey Spa


Saturday 28th January
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Bookby 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 gardens and meadows between the Blue Anchor and Bermondsey Spa. There is London’s first railway station, the church whose bells were cast from cannon captured at Waterloo and a hidden square. Along the way we encounter Arthur Carr, Thomas Keyse and Ada Salter.

St Giles


Sunday 29th January
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 21st January
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 7pm Friday 20th January

This is a longer old map walk than usual. We will stop about half-way for refreshments and a toilet break at Holy Trinity Church. It’s their Open Day and they have a story to tell us about their church.

Wall with old maps tracing and exploring the docks and shipyards that once made up this neck of the woods. You can be forgiven for thinking they all disappeared following closure and re-development. We find fragments often in unlikely places and one complete though no longer working shipyard. Along the way we see what became of the condemned hole, encounter an old map where you least expect to find one and find a rare wooden headstone. So join me as we discover “The Art or Mystery of the Shipwrights of Redriff”

Shoreditch


Sunday 22nd January
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (ocncessions £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 furniture making district. See what your favourite bar used to be, at least one was a timber seasoning shed! We trace the site of London’s first theatre and stop by the original actor’s church. We see what became of the Old Nichol slum. Along the way we encounter the Parish Refuse Destructor, 17th century houses and Syd’s Coffee Stall

Vauxhall


Saturday 4th February
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.

Marylebone


Sunday 12th March
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