Bloomsbury & Holborn Walks
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Concrete, Cabbies and Conservation
Bloomsbury is well known for its beautiful squares, its museums and its famous inhabitants. Throughout its history it has been a place of innovation and firsts; the first public art gallery, the first secular children’s charity, the first national museum in the world. It has been the home of innovators and pioneers whose work has changed the world we live in and the face of the area.
The Woman Question
2018 marked the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time. Discover a mother and daughter whose remarkable lives gave us two of the most famous pieces of writing of the 18th and 19th centuries, advocates and activists both for and against women’s suffrage and a woman born into slavery who overcame appalling suffering to live by her own rules.
Residents, Rascals & Riots
Meet eccentrics, inventors, writers and ordinary people on this walk through Holborn,
We will visit some well-known areas and some less known ones and find out about the colourful characters whose lives , work and in some cases, crimes have shaped this area. We will meet some idealists and be shocked by some very riotous behaviour indeed.
50 Shades of Gray's Inn Road
Gangsters, Gelato & Garibaldi
Explore the colourful story of the Italian community in Clerkenwell and the area around Hatton Garden.
Discover organ grinders and fortune tellers, the exploits of gangster, Darby Sabini and Carlo Gatti, the man who introduced ice cream to the masses. The walk ends outside the famous Terroni Italian Deli in Clerkenwell Road, where gelato and other Italian delicacies can be enjoyed. Go to the Public Walks Booking Now tab to book our scheduled walk on Saturday 12th November 2022.
Circling the Brunswick
Not the Bloomsbury Group
Bloomsbury is well known as the home of the writers and artists such as Virginia Woolf who made up the Bloomsbury group. On this walk meet some of the other literary and artistic geniuses who have lived and worked in the area.
Find out who could hear his neighbours’ love life through the wall, why a detective writer decided she had to move out and how the director of Bedlam encouraged a local artist. Meet an inspirational feminist, see some trail blazing bookshops and encounter a naked poet.
Whilst you're in the Area