Category: Future Walks

Upper Clapton

This walk will take place on Saturday, 30th May, 2020 at 11am. Climb to Hackney’s highest point. Along the way we will take in Stoke Newington Common, Clapton Common, Hackney’s oldest surviving Church, see inside the former Agapemonite Church, now London’s Georgian Cathedral,  and finish by admiring the views from Springfield Park. Duration : 2.5 hours Cost:…
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Haggerston

This walk will take place on Saturday, 16th May, 2020  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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South Hackney

This walk take place on Saturday, 25th April, 2020 at 11am. This walk follows the development of South Hackney, always the poshest part of Hackney. It will be co-led by Sean with Laurie Elks, champion of Hackney’s heritage for 40 years plus and long-term resident of South Hackney. Duration: 3 hours Cost: £10 (£8 concessions) – pay…
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Rhodes Town

This will take place again on Saturday, 18th April, 2020 at 11am. This walk investigates how the Rhodes family (of Cecil fame) 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…
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Homerton

This walk will take place on Saturday, 28th March, 2020  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. Duration : 2¼ – 2½…
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Hoxton New Town

This walk will take place on Saturday, 7th March 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…
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Heart of Hackney

This walk will take place on Saturday, 29th February at 11am. Trace Hackney’s heritage from Saxon settlement to city borough, with its rich diversity forged by 400 years of immigration from all over Britain and various parts of the world. The walk will include a visit to Hackney Museum, climbing 135 steps to the top of the…
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Hoxton

This walk will take place on Saturday, 22nd February, 2020 at 11am  Take a walk through the Town Squares, Mad Houses and Music Halls of Hoxton.

Dalston

This walk will take place on Saturday, 25 January, 2020 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, 11 January 2020 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. Duration : 2½ hours Cost: £10 (£8 concessions) – pay on the day Start: Round Chapel 1d Glenarm Road, London, E5 0LY End:…
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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…
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Heart of Hackney

This walk will take place on Saturday, 21st November at 11am Trace Hackney’s heritage from Saxon settlement to city borough, with its rich diversity forged by 400 years of immigration from all over Britain and various parts of the world. The walk will include a visit to Hackney Museum, climbing 135 steps to the top of the…
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Lower Clapton

This walk will take place on Saturday, 7th November, 2020 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. Duration : 2½ hours Cost: £10 (£8 concessions) – pay on the day Start: Round Chapel 1d Glenarm Road, London, E5 0LY End: Sutton…
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De Beauvoir

This walk will take place on Saturday, 17th October, 2020 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 date of this walk is Saturday, 26 September, 2020 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…
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Stoke Newington

This walk will take place on Saturday, 12th September, 2020 at 11am Walk through a “misty looking village of England”, discovering Stoke Newington’s story from before 1066 with its two churches (Tudor village and Victorian suburb), one of London’s most delightful parks, with natural and man-made rivers, to the quiet, urban woods of Abney Park Cemetery….
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NEW WALK – Tracing Loddiges

This  NEW walk will take place on Saturday, 8th August, 2020 at 11am. This walk takes you through Frampton Park, telling the story of Loddiges along the way and taking in Well Street.  

Dalston

This walk will take place on Saturday, 5th December, 2020 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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