Forthcoming Walks and Tours

June 2019

Saturday 2 June 2pm

Radical Women of the East End Retrace the steps of the most famous radical women associated with Bow, starting with the Bryant and May matchwomen.  Sylvia Pankhurst established the Suffragette East London Federation here, campaigning not only for the right of women to vote, but also to establish their social and economic freedom. Minnie Lansbury died here, after a heroic fight for justice for local residents. We will re-locate past struggles for social justice and take a look at the modern Bow on the way.  2pm to 4pm

Booking through Eventbrite £12/£9 

Guide: Oonagh 

 

Sunday 9 June 2pm

Fanny Wilkinson – Landscape Gardener. This walk from Tottenham Court Road through St Giles and Bloomsbury celebrates the life and work of Fanny Wilkinson, the first professional female landscape gardener: champion of tree planting for clean air and responsible for many of London’s parks and green spaces. Find out more about her life and legacy and see at some of her work.

This walk is being offered as part of Open Garden Squares Weekend  £3 Click here to book

Guide Sue 

Saturday 15 June 2pm

Marx, Lenin and Anarchism: Revolutionaries in Fitzrovia. London was the destination for communists and anarchists to meet and argue over the form that the coming revolution would take. Successive waves of exiles from France, Germany and Russia made a home in Fitzrovia, close to the British Museum where Marx and Lenin studied, yet in an area where foreigners ran the bookstores and shops. On this walk we will find the streets where the leading Communard Louise Michel lived and established a pioneering Fitrovia school, and revisit the site of the Autonomie anarchist club, linked by police to the Greenwich bomb of 1894 which inspired Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent.

Booking through Eventbrite £12/£9 

Guide: Oonagh 

Friday 21 June 2:30 pm London Festival of Architecture Walk

From Nash to HS2: Boundaries of Change in the Regents Park Area This walk looks at the legacy of John Nash, who established the boundaries of Regent’s Park and associated developments. As well as the Regency Terraces, Nash created a service area of markets and small streets between Albany Street and Hampstead Road NW1, for the inhabitants who would assist the rich incomers to this fashionable new area of London. Bombing in World War Two and slum clearance, instigated by the radical St Pancras Borough, profoundly changed the character of the service area, which became the Regent’s Park Estate.  2:30pm to 4:30pm

Booking through Eventbrite £12/£9 

Guide: Oonagh 

Thursday 27 June 2.30pm London Festival of Architecture Walk

Isle of Dogs: The Boundaries between public and private housing The Isle of Dogs had a rich history of public housing, including outstanding 1920s Homes for Heroes estates built by radical Poplar councillors in the era before the Docklands Development Corporation initiated a private sector led renewal . Private housing has come to dominate the Island in just a generation, since the creation of Canary Wharf. This walk traces the boundaries between private and public housing in this fascinating tour of the western Isle of Dogs, ending near Mudchute DLR.

Booking through Eventbrite £12/£9 

Guide: Oonagh 

Sunday 30 June 11am

Capital Ring Section 13: Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick This section of the Capital Ring follows London’s second greatest river, the River Lea and the Lee Navigation. Enjoying a stroll through Springfield Park before we join the River by Springfield Marina, we then follow the towpath with Walthamstow Marshes and Hackney Marshes on our left and finish by the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a short walk from Hackney Wick Station.

Along the way, there is historical and industrial interest as well as wildlife and water.  We pass the railway arch where A V Roe built his tri-plane and in 1909 achieved the first all-British powered flight, see the remains of the filter beds that provided drinking water for East London and encounter an outpost of Eton College. 11am to 2pm

This longer walk is part of Footprints of London Capital Ring walks

Booking through Eventbrite £12/£9

Guide Sue 

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