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St Pancras

Bank Holiday Monday 31st 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 along the boundary between Camden Town and Somers Town that ends in the twin burial grounds at St Pancras Old Church. We discover the extraordinary house of Victorian visionary and childrens’s author George MacDonald and find that the former Workhouse is still in use. Tracing the Duke of Bedford’s Figs Mead Estate we find the one surviving gatehouse that kept the residents of Somers Town out. Along the way we encounter George Cruikshank, Spencer Gore and H.G. Wells.

Bermondsey

Saturday 29th 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 booking 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring London’s one-time leather-making district. Among Victorian warehouses we find 17th century houses on the road that once led to Bermondsey Abbey and. Reminders of the area’s former poverty survive with a mission hall and settlement building. We find unlikely remnants of the Abbey and celebrate the work of Bermondsey Council’s Beautification Committee.

St Luke’s

Sunday 18th October
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 parish between Clerkenwell and Shoreditch. Following a trail of lost burial grounds we locate the remains of St Luke’s Workhouse and see what became of the City Pesthouse. There is a well known nursery rhyme writ large on the side of a pub and the Balck Cat drawn in bricks. Once London’s medical district we find traces of several long gone hospitals. T

The Borough

Saturday 26th 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 Old Southwark. In the midst of remnants of an industrial landscape, there is a secret garden, created from the site of a church bombed in the war. Between Victorian warehouses we discover the hidden Georgian chapel of the gathered church, the group that had gone to America on on the Mayflower in 1620. Along the way we encounter Bella Burge, Octavia Hill and the young Charles Dickens. We finish our journey at London’s only surviving galleried inn.

Mayfair

Sunday 13th 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 booking 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring hidden corners of this wealthy London district, by way of it’s three squares and a lost river. Along the way we encounter William Blake, George Eliot and the Artists Rifles.

St Giles

Sunday 20th 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 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 and visible reminders of the areas metal-working tradition. 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.

Soho

Sunday 30th 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 less well known corners of this celebrated London district. An abundance of buildings from the early 1700’s on narrow streets laid out from the 1680’s. We see what became of Knave’s Acre, trace where William Blake was born and celebrate the work of John Snow.

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