Forthcoming Walks and Tours

December

Friday 8th December

Tour of Canonbury Tower A rare chance to  explore the inside and outside of one of Islington’s historic jewels – the Canonbury Tower. Originally built in the early 1500s by Prior Bolton of St Bartholomew’s Priory as a summer retreat, the Tower has a fascinating history, and was owned by Thomas Cromwell (of Wolf Hall fame) and at one time occupied by novelist Oliver Goldsmith.    2pm to 3:30pm

Booking available through Clerkenwell & Islington Guides £15

Guide: Sue

January 2018

Sunday 14th  January

Suffragette City London was at the centre of the suffragette protests just before the First World War, when the capital was rocked by arson attempts, hunger strikes and massive demonstrations. The walk will visit the church where Emily Wilding Davison’s funeral cortège began, and the headquarters of the Womens Political and Social Union, as well as the site of the Suffragette Hospital where all the staff, including surgeons, were women, dealing with soldiers straight from the trenches. Along the way we will explore vegetarian restaurants and the 1911 Census boycott. 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Booking available through Footprints of London Eventbrite £12/£9

Guide: Oonagh

February 2018

Saturday 10th February

Dorothy L Sayers Bloomsbury Dorothy L Sayers, one of the “golden age” of crime writers between the first and second world wars, lived and worked in Holborn and Bloomsbury  – as did her alter ego, Harriet Vane and other familiar characters from the novels.  See places from which she took inspiration, for her detective fiction; find out more about her characters and about the woman who brought them all to life.  11am to 1pm.

Booking available through Eventbrite £12/£9

Guide: Sue

Sunday 11th February

Radical Women of the East End A chance to retrace the footsteps of the Matchwomen of Bryant and May, and see the streets where Sylvia Pankhurst’s East London Federation of Suffragettes operated. We will also learn about Minnie Lansbury’s struggle to improve conditions for working women and also visit a lovely Georgian square on the way back to Bow Road. 2pm to 4pm

Booking available through Footprints of London   Eventbrite  £12/£9

Guide: Oonagh

 

 

 

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