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Saturday November 4th 2023 a Black History walk with Camden's Mayor
by Alan Hovell
a Black History walk with Camden's Mayor, in aid of her chosen charity the Young Camden Foundation, with contributions by Beryl Gilroy's daughter Darla-Jane Gilroy and poet Nelissa Mendy.

Our tours

These are tours that we schedule from time to time, or that are in preparation. Click for details - please note that any dates and booking links will be for past occasions.
Kilburn's Silver Screens
by Alan Hovell
Kilburn High Road, one mile long, has been home to more than eight cinemas. Includes a visit inside the Gaumont State.

The Oxford Street of North-West London
by Adrian Hindle-Briscall
Soon after Kilburn High Road was built up it became a major shopping destination. Let's visit the Kilburn of a hundred years ago and learn why.

The Greening of NW6 Walk 1
by Alan Hovell
Explore the green spaces of north NW6, the well-known and the well hidden, many created by local community centres or individual residents, in a leisurely stroll.

Camden Black History Season walk 2
by Alan Hovell
the Liberian Embassy, Prince Monolulu, Oludah Equiano, the Tottenham Court Road mural, SOAS, Dr Walter Rodney and Derek Walcott, the Benin bronzes at the British Museum and many others.

Kilburn's Silver Screens
by Alan Hovell for the Mayor of Brent's nominated charities
Kilburn High Road, one mile long, has been home to more than eight cinemas. Walk with the Mayor and support her charities.               

Walthamstow's Hidden gems
by Des Aherne for the Sickle Cell Society, one of the Mayor of Waltham Forest's nominated charities
Walthamstow village is a little slice of country life in London, with many reminders of its growth over the last few centuries. Cllr Elizabeth Baptiste, the Mayor of Waltham Forest, will join us on this fascinating walk.

Hanwell - Railways, Royalty and Rock’n’Roll
by Chris Sharkey in support of the Mayor of Ealing's chosen charity Home-Start Ealing
Ancient buildings, Brunel's original masterpiece, a favourite with royalty and Hanwell’s links with Hollywood and rock’n’roll

Walk for Gingerbread with the Mayor of Camden
by Alan Hovell in support of the Mayor's charity for one-parent families Gingerbread
A walk about children and their parents in the south of Camden.

Camden's Black History Walk One
by Alan Hovell as part of Camden's Black History Season.
A walk in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia celebrating the achievements of notable black people in London in the face of prejudice.

Celebrating Camden Diversity, people and places
by Alan Hovell for the Kiburn (Camden) Music/Story Garden project
A walk from the Story Garden in Somers Town to the Embassy of Liberia giving the stories of some modern-day heroes and pioneers.

Dollis and Dudden Hill, people and places
by Alan Hovell for the Mayor of Brent's charities
See where the first electronic computer was built, an Art Deco synagogue and high Victorian industry.

The Greening of NW6
by Alan Hovell in association with the South Kilburn Trust
A leisurely day's stroll with talks and breaks for lunch and tea, open to all. Explore the green spaces of NW6, the well-known and the well hidden.

The Heart of Harlesden to the Ace Cafe
by Camden Tour Guides for the Mayor of Brent's charities
A peaceful stroll along the Grand Union canal from the Grand Junction Arms to the Beresford Avenue Bridge.

A Flavour of Fitzrovia
by Des Aherne for Solace Women's Aid
A flavour of Fitzrovia, an area made famous by the car trade, a square with three embassies, the taste of India, Charles Dickens's workhouse, two pubs and much more.

Regent's Park to Camden
by Denise Arnold
A wonderful variety of architecture, planned open space and historical detail all in a short walk!

Walk, Hope and Charity
A free guided charity walk by Alan Hovell
A downhill walk from Whitestone Pond to the architectural gem of South Kilburn. A communities walk following places of worship and reflective peace from Hampstead to Kilburn, numbering over 16 synagogues, mosques, Catholic, nonconformist and Anglican churches.

Step Back in Time in the Inns of Court
by Des Aherne
A two-hour walking tour around the Inns of Court and legal London, taking in this glorious part of London, seeing some beautiful buildings steeped in history and hearing about some of the people who have worked here.

Musical Hampstead
by Fabian Watkinson and Adrian Hindle-Briscall
Hampstead in the twentieth century is well-known as a centre of intellectual life. Music-makers, both composers and performers, also made it their home, and we'll visit some of them in this walk. Mostly classical, but with lighter interludes for Gracie Fields and a fascinatingly crazy house once lived in by Boy George.

Music, Musicians and then some in West Hampstead
by Alan Hovell and Camden tour guides
West Hampstead was the home of many music clubs, the Decca recording studios and many famous musicians

Walk, Talk and Chalk: a history of education in North London
by Denise Arnold
This walk is in Chalk Farm and Kentish Town where buildings of all kinds illustrate the history and development of school-age education in London. It covers many types of education provision, private, state, religious, language and thematic.

A Walk on the High Road
by Irina Porter, Willesden Local History Society, and Alan Hovell and other Camden tour guides.
A chatty and informative walk along Willesden High Road in aid of the Mayor of Brent's charities.

The Regeneration of King's Cross
by Des Aherne
A walk that links Camden's ancient past with the newest developments, via the magnificent industrial and transport history of this area.

The Stream that Unites Kilburn
by Alan Hovell and other Camden tour guides
A community stroll along the course of the Kilbourne stream on the Brent and Camden sides of Kilburn High Road.

Best-laid plans in "St John's Park" and Gospel Oak
by Adrian Hindle-Briscall
This guided walk contrasts two neighbouring areas to the east of Haverstock Hill, where the well-to-do and the desperately poor rubbed shoulders.

Contact us using the links on the tour pages if you are interested in coming on any of these walks.

Still more tours

We can talk on many other places and topics in Camden and London. Contact us if you'd like to commission a private walk about something not covered here.