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Seen a walk you want to go on but can't make the date?  You can choose your own date and time for any of the walks you see on our website by booking it as a private tour.


Tower Hamlets

Tidemarks from the Pool
Sat, 3 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.
Modernism and Model Dwellings: Housing in Bethnal Green
Sun, 4 Jun
Your guide: Andrew Parnell
Description: A walk through housing history looking at fine examples of buildings produced by Victorian philanthropists and distinguished architects for 20th century councils, illustrating changing visions for new, better ways of living in our cities. Click on Walk to get more information
Just You Wait and See
Sun, 4 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While the East End was facing the deprivations of the Home Front, plans were being formulated to create a brand new London. We were looking forward to blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover – just you wait and see!
Isle of Dogs: Remembering Public Housing
Sat, 10 Jun
Your guide: Oonagh Gay
Description: The Isle of Dogs has rich history of public housing. But private housing has come to dominate the Island in just a generation, Discover how much of the islanders' public housing tradition survives in this fascinating tour, ending near Mudchute DLR.
The Ripper Enigma
Sat, 10 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: What really happened in 1888 when five women were murdered in the Whitechapel area and their dead bodies cruelly mutilated? Neither gore-fest nor wild speculation, this tour explores the world of these most mysterious of murders.
Whitechapel. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.
Sat, 17 Jun
Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Explore London's East End, following in the steps of social reformer Charles Booth who explored this area in the 1890s
The Battle for Bethnal Green
Sat, 17 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: When London expanded to become the world’s first Metropolis, its semi-rural suburbs were swamped. This tour examines the challenges urbanisation brought to Bethnal Green, and how they were met. In many ways, these challenges continue to be met today.
The Dark Side of the Green
Sun, 18 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Bethnal Green’s past is littered with dark deeds and dodgy dudes, but these are also important moments in the history of law and order in this country.
Modernism and Model Dwellings: Housing in Bethnal Green
Sun, 25 Jun
Your guide: Andrew Parnell
Description: A walk through housing history looking at fine examples of buildings produced by Victorian philanthropists and distinguished architects for 20th century councils, illustrating changing visions for new, better ways of living in our cities. Click on Walk to get more information
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Sun, 25 Jun
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: With readings from Iain Sinclair, George Orwell and others, this tour explores the rich story of Bethnal Green, one of crime and poverty, but also one of resilience and survival. Through their words we engage with the human currents of Bethnal Green and its unique flavour.
The Long Good Friday Revisited
Fri, 1 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at how the East End locations used in the classic 1980 British gangster movie have changed
Maritime Blackwall - Spice Traders and Ship Builders
Tue, 5 Sep
Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore Blackwalls links with the East India Company and find traces of its maritime past
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