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Bloomsbury

Saturday 28th February
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meting place on booking
Latest you can book? 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring William Blemund’s manor. We find a fragment of the Foundling Hospital, W.B.Yeat’s London hideaway and the Drill Hall of the Artists Rifles. Along the way we encounter Sir Hans Sloane, Thomas Cubitt and Virginia Woolf.

Marylebone

Sunday 29th 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 you can book? 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring this parish whose story has been defined by the now buried River Tyburn. We find Edward Harley’s family Chapel, Robert Adam’s first London house and down an almost hidden alley the Ragged School. We locate where the Pleasure Gardens were and see what happened to the 15th century Parish Church. Along the way we encounter Octavia Hill, Katherine Mansfield and J.M.W.Turner.

Fitzrovia

Saturday 11th April
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.

Pimlico

Saturday 28th 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 booking? 9am morning of 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

Covent Garden

Sunday 8th 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 booking? 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps that starts and finishes by way of almost hidden alleys. We explore the Duke of Bedford’s parish within a parish, developed where once monks from Westminster Abbey grew food. Along the way we encounter Charles Dickens office, the building where Jane Austen lodged and England’s finest barn.

Waterloo

Saturday 7th 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 you can book? 9am morning of the tour.

Walk with old maps exploring the streets beyond the Southbank. On a 1560 map we see where the now lost River Neckinger joins the Thames along an ancient boundary. We trace the terminus of the Necropolis Railway beyond it’s offices in Westminster Bridge Road and we see where the temperance movement prompted the start on one of London’s best loved Adult Education Colleges. Along the way we encounter Emma Cons, John Roupell and the Grand Ole Duke of York.

North Clerkenwell

Sunday 1st March
11am lasta 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 you can book? 9am morning of the walk

Walk with old maps exploring what happened to the fields around Sadler’s Wells. There is the Parish School built in 1828 still a school, a square laid out on the site of a famous Chartist gathering and Arnold Bennett’s Riceyman Steps, which we ascend. Along the way we encounter Fanny Wilkinson, George Cruikshank and Joseph Grimaldi.

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