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Archive for September, 2017

Waterloo


Saturday 30th September
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 beyond the South Bank. From penny lectures at the Old Vic to still intact streets of artisan houses from he 1820’s.We trace the site of the Pleasure Garden that flourished in the 18th century under the management of the widow Evans. In area undergoing much change we explore the nooks and crannies. Whats so special about Waterloo Bridge and what became of the Halfpenny Hatch?

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St Giles


Sunday 24th September
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 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,visible reminders of the areas metal-working tradition and hidden almshouses. This walk includes Seven Dials and Denmark Street. It’s the intriguing area between Soho, Holborn, Bloomsbury and Covent Garden.

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Columbia Road


Sunday 1st October
2.30pm 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 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring byways and buildings around London’s favourite flower market. From isolated Novia Scottia Gardens and the site of the notorious London Burkers we trace how the area was changed by a certain Baroness. Now book-ended by tenements of Victorian philanthropy we encounter streets of mean houses amidst council flats of many eras. Then just where you least expect it we find a fragment…

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Kings Cross


Sunday 22nd October
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (ocncessions £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 district re-named in the 1830’s after a short-lived statue as an early form of regeneration. How this happened may surprise you as well as the plan to build a pleasure garden. The remarkable person behind these schemes remains largely un-sung. As well as the finest railway station in London we find the smallest crescent and down an almost hidden alley we encounter a hidden world of lost industry.

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The Borough


Saturday 21st October
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken st 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 byways, buildings and characters south of Southwark Street and west of Borough High Street to the sign of the Dog and Pot.We are in the footsteps of a young Charles Dickens who knew these streets well, when his father was in the Marshalsea Debtor’s Prison. There is the Workhouse that became a Hat Factory and Octavia Hill cottages. Along the way we encounter Hop Merchants, Ancient Lights and a Secret Garden. Our old map walk ends in the yard of London’s last surviving galleried inn.

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