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(With London Walks unless otherwise stated)
Alternative Highbury, Sunday July 28, 2.30pm
meet outside Highbury & Islington Station
Reviewing a smorgasbord of local achievements, we discover the origins of Crufts, the haunt of gymnasts and tightrope walkers and how one company shaped our modern lives through the development of radio, TV and radar.
A trip around Highbury would be bereft without discussing Arsenal and we end by appreciating the green fields and remarkable architecture of middle class London in the late 19th century. NB this walk has been rerouted because of the game at Emirates Stadium today.
Cost £10, pay on the day. (In conjunction with London Walks – Saturday Tour du Jour)
The Arsenal Story, Tuesday, August 6, 2.00pm
Seven noses of Soho Treasure Hunt, August 24, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Meet outside of Canada House SW1Y 5BJ , facing Trafalgar Square and the 4th Plinth. Look out for the Maple Leafs!
Soho residents have always been a singular lot. In 1997 artist Rick Buckley smelt out a lot of new CCTV cameras in the area and he wasn’t happy. Big Brother was clearly nosing around. To protest, Rick decided to place casts of his own proboscis on various structures in Soho right under the noses, so to speak, of the liberty threatening CCTV Cameras. There is an urban myth that if you can locate all seven of the noses then great wealth will come your way.
One of the noses has disappeared over the years so I can only promise a small prize for the winners of the Hunt. You will get a map, photos of the noses and hints as to their location. There’ll be a couple of refreshment stops along the way including the iconic Bar Italia in Frith Street where I’ll also tell you a bit about the history, entertainment and food of the area.
Keep your ears pinned back, your eyes peeled and your noses clean and join the Hunt.
Cost £10 - pay on the day or purchase tickets at https://tinyurl.com/y4alb82y
The Arsenal Story, Tuesday, September 3, 2.00pm
Highbury to the Emirates Stadium
Meet outside Highbury & Islington Station
View the beautiful Georgian architecture in historical Highbury, an affluent district of North London since Mediaeval times and Arsenal’s home for over 90 years. Visit the well preserved old ground, now a chic housing estate. Walk the same streets as Colin Firth in Fever Pitch and relive the climax of the film - perhaps, the most dramatic football match of all time. The tour ends at their new home where we find out about the buildings that were replaced by the Stadium, take in the iconic sights of the Emirates and review the statues of the club’s heroes including Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry.
Cost £10, pay on the day (in conjunction with London Walks)
London Monopoly Walking Tour, September 14, 2.00pm
The Arsenal Story, Tuesday, October 1, 2.00pm
Up the Cally, Saturday, October 19,2.30pm
Elizabethan Clerkenwell, Sunday, November 3, 10.45am
Click on walks at the top of the page for full details of all of my walks. You can see albums of the areas covered at www.facebook.com/guidetribe.
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