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The City


Sunday 23rd July
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 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.

Pimlico


Saturday 15th July
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latet bookings 9am morning of the tour

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.

Shoreditch


Sunday 16th July
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
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


Thursday 29th June
6.30pm lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 12 noon day of tour

Evening walk with old maps exploring the byways and hidden corners around Bermondsey Street. Traces of the leather trade as well as a former smithy and clog factory. 17th century houses where you least expect to find them.The Victorian Police station and at the other end of the street it’s 1812 predecessor. The former mission hall that served the slum dwellers and across the street the glorious flats funded by philanthropy that replaced the slums in 1897. Our perambulation ends by an unlikely fragment of Bermondsey Abbey

Vauxhall


Saturday 8th July
11am lasts abot two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
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.