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'Literary & Theatrical Islington' - Guided Walk

  • Mar 15, 2014 · 1:45 PM
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Come along on Saturday 15th March at either 1:45pm, 2:00pm or 2:15pm for a guided walk around historic Islington!

We have 3 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP.  If you've never attended before, all three guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it may come up as 1:45pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time).


About the walk

Islington was originally named 'Giseldone' in 1005 by the Saxons and then in 1062 it was known as 'Gislandune' which means 'Gisla's Hill'.  The name mutated to 'Isledon' which remained in use well into the 17th century.

It was also once known as the 'merrie Islington' where you would go for fresh air and dairy produce to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, this urban suburb has fascinating history.

Behind the restaurants and shops of busy Upper Street, we'll discover charming streets and squares which have been home to writers, artists and playwrights. 

The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 3 groups and we will be guided by Val (1:45pm), Rachel (2:00pm) and Diane Burstein (2:15pm).  It will last about 2 hours.

Cost for the guided walk is £7 per person for Full Member's of the group and £9 per person for non-Members. (payable on the day).

Afterwards we will head to the Camden Head pub, 2 Camden Walk for a chat over a drink.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.

Hope to see you there!

Robert
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  • Deb G

    Lovely weather and such an interesting area Val made it all come alive for us.

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Falstaff the R.

    I turned up late to the pub, but everyone had left by the time I got there. :o( http://www.meetup.com/LondonCultureseekers/photos/20645302/343220282/

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • Vittoria

      nevertheless you still managed to post a lovely photo!

      March 18, 2014

  • Robert

    Brilliant walk on a lovely spring day around Islington.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Carole J.

    An excellent afternoon. Really interesting walk. Excellent guide.

    March 16, 2014

  • Rosie W.

    I would like to come on the 2.15 pm walk please. Is there still space ?

    March 16, 2014

    • Vittoria

      I believe this walk took place yesterday. There is a visit to bunhill fields cemetery today.

      March 16, 2014

    • Vittoria

      They meet at old st tube Stn 1.15 (I'm not going).

      March 16, 2014

  • Vittoria

    Very interesting as usual.

    March 15, 2014

  • Jo C L.

    Diane was a great guide: funny, informative and energetic.

    March 15, 2014

  • michael s.

    A WIDE VARIATION OF ARCHITECTURE

    March 15, 2014

  • Hildegard S.

    A lovely walk on a lovely day - thank you Robert and Rachel

    March 15, 2014

  • Narinder

    Excellent way to be introduced to a new area

    March 15, 2014

  • Marcellina

    Unfortunately I cannot make the walk due to ill health. Would like to go next time you do this. Apologies again.

    March 15, 2014

  • Sally

    I'll make the 2 or 2:15 walk.

    March 15, 2014

  • Jo C L.

    Can Bob C London and me swap to the 14:15 tour instead? Thank you.

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming for the 2:15 walk. See you there. Cheers

    March 15, 2014

  • Jack M.

    Hey Robert. We'll be on our way down for the later one shortly.

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry for the cancellation

    March 15, 2014

  • Lynn L.

    Sorry about the late cancellation ... I'm now unavailable this weekend

    March 15, 2014

  • simone p.

    apologies but we will not be able to come now after all. This is due to Ill health. I trust it is a lovely outing for everyone. blessings Simone

    March 14, 2014

  • Tricia

    Sorry. Not able to go now.

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could I go in the first group please? 13:45

    March 14, 2014

  • JT

    2.15 pm for me please.

    March 14, 2014

  • silvia

    1.45 for me please

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    1.45pm please

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Approximately how long will the tour last?

    March 12, 2014

  • Marta

    2pm please. Thanks!

    March 11, 2014

  • valerie

    Hi, unfortunately I am not available for this walk. Hope you do it again very soon.

    March 6, 2014

  • linda

    Hi, unfortunately I can no longer make this walk. I was booked on the 145 group. Many Thanks.

    February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot to include on my RSVP, that I'll be attending the 2:15 group

    February 20, 2014

  • Jack S.

    Aim to be there for Diane's walk and talk at 2.15pm and will have rejoined as member by then.

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I joined as a member for £10. How do I access the discounts please?

    February 19, 2014

  • Carole J.

    Oops forgot to put my time down. 2.15pm would be good for me.

    February 19, 2014

  • Libby O.

    2pm 's good for me :)

    February 19, 2014

  • Libby O.

    Really looking forward to this and getting to know the history of my local area. Thanks to to host for organising it I look forward to meeting you all.

    February 19, 2014

  • violetta

    2.15 please

    February 18, 2014

  • Bob C L.

    2pm tour please

    February 18, 2014

  • Jo C L.

    2pm tour please.

    February 18, 2014

  • Denise

    2.15 please, thanks, Robert

    February 18, 2014

  • Diane U.

    1:45, please.

    February 18, 2014

  • Naheed

    2.15 please!

    February 18, 2014

  • Adele W.

    PLEASE repeat this in warmer weather.

    February 17, 2014

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