Category: Future Walks

De Beauvoir

This walk will take place on Saturday, 11th December, 2021 at 11am. De Beauvoir is unique in Hackney, with its stuccoed 19th century villas more reminiscent of London’s West End. Typical of Hackney, the area offers a walk of contrasts, revealing a tale from medieval manor to today’s loft apartments and trendy eateries, taking in…
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Shacklewell

The walk will take place on Saturday, 27 November, 2021 at 11am This walk starts off in Dalston and takes you through Shacklewell to end at West Hackney Church on Stoke Newington Road. Shacklewell, with its village green, is a forgotten village of Hackney. Hear about the part it played in the development of Hackney, growing from…
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Haggerston

This walk will take place on Saturday, 9th October, 2021  at 11am.  This walk tells the history of Haggerston, the northern-most and once the most rural, undeveloped, part of the ancient parish of Shoreditch. The walk will also go along Columbia Road, in neighbouring Bethnal Green. What was Mr Fairchild’ Mule? How was Haggerston Park created? See…
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Dalston

This walk will take place on Saturday, 11th September, 2021  at 11am. An ancient hamlet of Hackney, Dalston developed, east of the Roman’s Ermine Street, from farm settlement to market gardening to brick fields to built-up suburbia by the 1860s. While still rural, Dalston was home to smart big houses, refuges for destitute women and infant…
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Lower Clapton

This walk will take place on Saturday, 4th September, 2021  at 11am Discover the history of Clapton, one of Hackney’s hamlets; visited by revolutionaries and royalty; home to writers; where Garrick performed; refuge for orphans. Take a look inside the Round Chapel. How many times did Lenin get to Clapton? Where was Hackney’s first synagogue? Duration :…
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NEW WALK – Tracing Loddiges

This  NEW walk will take place on Saturday, 21st August, 2021 at 11am. This walk takes you through the area east of Mare Street to trace where Conrad Loddiges and Sons’  Hackney Botanical Nursery was with its Grand Palm House, Camelia Houses and more, which attracted visitors to Hackney from all ove the world. We will also…
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Hoxton New Town

This walk will take place on Saturday, 7th August, 2021  at 11am. This longer walk will tell you about the westernmost part of today’s Hackney, where, from the beginning of the 19th century, open fields used by Londoners to practice their archery skill was built up as Hoxton New Town. Pop goes the weasel Why and…
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LESLEY WALKS – Clerkenwell’s Monastic Quarter

LESLEY WALKS will be leading this walk on: Wednesday, 4 August 2021 @ 2:00-3:30pm Medieval to modern – the monasteries of Clerkenwell and their legacy today. For more information and how to book: https://lesleythompson.co.uk/events/walking-tour-clerkenwells-monastic-quarter/

LESLEY WALKS – A watery wander around the Angel Islington

How a natural river, wells and springs, plus both a manmade ‘river’ and a canal shaped this area. LESLEY WALKS will be leading this walk on: Sunday, 1 August 2021 @ 11:00 Am – 1:00 pm For more information and how to book:  https://lesleythompson.co.uk/events/a-watery-wander-around-the-angel-islington  

Homerton

This walk will take place on Saturday, 24th July, 2021  at 11am. Stretching along a ridge sloping down to two rivers, Homerton was once the wealthiest and most populous part of Hackney. Home to dissenters and paupers, its social decline was brought about by the coming of industry, railways and hospitals. Who was Homerton named…
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Rhodes Town

This will take place again on Saturday, 10th July, 2021 at 11am. This walk investigates how the Rhodes family developed their Dalston estate, west of London Fields, into Hackney suburbia from 1807 into the 1870s. The walk focuses on the building process, the Rhodes family, the domestic architecture, the careers of some of the builders and details…
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Hoxton

This walk will take place on Saturday, 19 June, 2021 at 11am  Take a walk through the Town Squares, Mad Houses and Music Halls of Hoxton.

London Fields

This  walk take place on Saturday, 5 June, starting at Hackney Town Hall, at 11am. Follow an ancient trackway out of Hackney to hear about the ‘common land’ of London Fields, one of London’s few remaining Lidos, the first Jews in Hackney, 18th century asylums for the mentally sick, the Regent’s Canal and, if COVID…
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Hoxton New Town

This walk will take place on Saturday, 12th December 2020 at 11am. This longer walk will tell you about the westernmost part of today’s Hackney, where, from the beginning of the 19th century, open fields used by Londoners to practice their archery skill was built up as Hoxton New Town. Pop goes the weasel Why…
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