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Soho

Sunday 26th April
Sunday 7th 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 narrow streets laid out from the 1680’s. Among a high proportion of houses built in the early 1700.s we find a fragment of William Hunter’s School of Anatomy, the Parish School and the Parish Workhouse. We see what became of Knave’s Acre. Along the way we encounter William Blake, Canaletto and Dorothy L. Sayers. This London is the city of refuge and redemption.

Fitzrovia

Saturday 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 booking 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring how this neighbourhood became a magnet for writers and artists. The area was developed in the second half of the 18th century so we find streets of Georgian houses, as well as the Radium Wing and Ancient Lights. As well as the house where the Middlesex Hospital began we find Charles Dickens first London home and the Workhouse that inspired Oliver Twist. Along the way we encounter George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Morse and Virginia Woolf.

Bermondsey

Saturday 25th April
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (cooncessions £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 London’s one-time leather-making district. Among the warehouses we find houses from the 17th century and see how the Watch House has found a new lease of life. You may be surprised when we reach the Victorian smithy and then there is the site of the Workhouse and how the Beautification transformed it. We end by an amazing fragment of Bermondsey Abbey at the end of one of London’s most eclectic streets.

Pimlico

Saturday 9th 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 booking 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

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