Wednesday Walks

​Wednesday Walks - May to June 2019

Our aim is to inform and entertain - join us on the first Wednesday of each month and we'll introduce you to places off the beaten track. All walks start at 11.00 am, finish by 1 pm and cost £12 per person.

You will be welcome to just turn up at the meeting point and pay on the day – if you would like details of the first couple of stops in case you might be running late, then please email the guide for that walk to let her know that you are intending to come and she will send you further information.;;;

11:00 Am - Wednesday 1st May - Spas, Missions, Mad Houses and a Fever Hospital in Islington

Meeting Point: Angel Tube

Guide: Anne Tickell

We will be exploring both Finsbury and Islington on this walk where the population more than quadrupled from 1801 to 1861. To tackle the ever growing health problems dispensaries, medical missions, mad houses and welfare clinics emerged in a area where 18th century London had tackled its health problems by taking the waters

11:00 AM - Wednesday 5th June - Bankside Women

Meeting Point: Borough Tube

Guide: Elaine Wein

Starting our walk at the Borough, we will hear the stories of Bankside women - some famous, others infamous! Women who worked hard to make life better for others, a local heroine, some who joined the oldest profession, others driven mad by their work, writers and even a Charles Dickens character.