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Saturday 30th May
2.30pm 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 London’s largest square and surrounding streets. There are buildings from the 1600’s, the house where Charles Dickens gave his first public reading and rare Parish boundary plaques. Along the way we encounter Inigo Jones, Roxy Beaujolais and the Son of a Bricklayer who liked collecting things.

North Clerkenwell

Sunday 21st 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 the hillside between Exmouth Market and the Angel. Streets laid out where once there were wooden pipes of the New River Company. We follow the lost River Fleet, clearly shown on the parish map then climb Arnold Bennett’s Riceyman Steps. Along the way we encounter the Parish School built in 1828 that’s still a school and the unusual square laid out on the field where in 1816 Chartists gathered to hear Orator Hunt.

Bankside

Sunday 24th 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 ancient streets where once there were theatres, bear-baiting and fish ponds. There are Almshouses, Hop Merchants and a miraculous section of the Bishop of Winchester’s Palace. We trace lost burial grounds and walk the street laid out by Joseph Bazellgette. Along the way we encounter Hester Thrale, David Kirkaldy and William Shakespeare

Saturday 23rd 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 streets laid out across St George’s Fields; a grand Georgian scheme to connect roads that crossed the Thames. Upon closer inspection we find some of the side streets were laid out following the medieval field pattern. There are fascinating buildings and institutions, some long one. Along the way we encounter a Victorian woman who pioneered good quality Childrens Homes, a photographer whose iconic images appeared ni Picture Post and the man who ran the Dog and Duck, named for the shape of nearby ponds.

Rotherhithe

Sunday 14th 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 this riverside parish, famous for being the place the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from in the Mayflower in 1620, bound for the New World. Amidst lots of recent development we find a number of significant buildings from previous centuries, each with a story to tell. Along the way we encounter a Workhouse Nurse, a Barge Builder and the French Engineer who in 1818, patented a method or ‘forming drifts and tunnels underground’

St Luke’s

Sunday 31st 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 the almost lost neighbourhood between Clerkenwell and Shoreditch. We find the Parish School and the Church the Parish never wanted. We find traces of lost hospitals and fragments of the Workhouse. There are several lost burial grounds. Along the way we encounter the black cat drawn in bricks and a nursery rhyme writ large on the side of a pub. we see what became of Pesthouse Row.

Soho

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.

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