Walks Coming Up

If you want to come along to any of the walks below, let us know at oonagh.gay@icloud.com or on 07986 504894.

We are excited to tell you that we began a new series of Hornsey Town Hall tours from September 2018 under the new arts operators  Time and Space at the Town Hall.

Our video gives you more information here

Booking details are on Eventbrite 

April 2019

Sunday 28th April.   Tour of Historic Highgate    £8 per person

Join us on a tour of the beautiful London ‘village’ of Highgate – an area that sits high on a hill overlooking the city and is full of history, spectacular views, great stories and brilliant pubs. You can’t ask for much more than that!

Our guided walk lasts for approximately 90 minutes and along the way we’ll find out where Hitler’s brother (briefly) lived with his wife and son William Hitler. We’ll find out where poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge used to buy his drugs, we’ll see where Francis Bacon made an ill-fated attempt to freeze a chicken, where Poet Laureate John Betjeman grew up and visit the ex-home of singer George Michael.

We’ll also see where Charles Dickens lived, discover where Karl Marx is buried and check out Dick Turpin’s boozer. This is a London walk that has everything…

Booking
This walk takes place on Sunday 28th April starting at 1pm. You can book your place on this tour by clicking here

Warning: Highgate is lovely and hilly so please wear comfortable footwear. The walk starts outside Highgate tube station (meet outside the Priory Gardens exit of the station).


May 2019

Wednesday 1st May.  Walk the beautiful Parkland Walk.    £5 per person

Join us on a dog friendly walk along one of London’s most interesting – and least well-known – nature reserves – The Parkland Walk. We’ll walk along the line of the old railway which ran from Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park station. We will explore the length of this beautiful walk and occasionally stop to learn about the fascinating history of the area. If you have a dog feel free to bring him or her along – it’s a perfect dog walk.

Along the way you’ll learn about the extraordinary history of the Parkland Walk, why the railway was built and why it was abandoned, discover disused railway stations, see panoramic views of London, learn about the tube line to Muswell Hill that was never completed, meet the mysterious Spriggan and find out why – according to a short story by Stephen King – the wall that divides our world from the spirit world is at its thinnest in Crouch End…

This is a fascinating walk which will take about 2 hours. We’ll end up in Finsbury Park where you are welcome to join us for coffee at the lovely Park café.

Booking
You can book a place or places on this walk here.
The cost of the walk is £5 per person. Dogs are free.

We will meet at the Grove Cafe which is in Alexandra Park (the one that plays opera!). If you are not sure where this is, drop me a line at julianwoodfield@mac.com and I will send you directions.

Saturday 4th May.   History walk around Muswell Hill.     £8 per person

Join an original Muswell Hillbilly on a guided walk around our leafy hilltop village. Learn about the end of the rural idyll and the rapid development of this Edwardian suburb. Visit the site of Muswell Hill’s very own pleasure garden. See the house where rock and roll aristocracy grew up and discover why the Royal Oak pub was re-named the ‘famous’ Royal Oak.

We’ll also stop outside a house rented by a six foot seven blues icon and his pet goat and find out where a national treasure was straitjacketed in the 1960s.

This is a wonderful walk where you will learn about the history and characters that made Muswell Hill…

Booking
The walk lasts about 90 minutes and starts at 2pm on Saturday 4th May. You can book your place on this tour by clicking here

 

 

 

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