2022 Heritage Walks

Monday

27 June 2022

10:30

Meet at the Kindertransport Memorial in Hope Square next to Liverpool Street station, EC2M 7PR

Leader: Mark King

Ticket Prices £10

Welcome to the East End

Mark King, London Blue Badge tourist guide and author of The Blue Badge Guide's London Quiz Book, will take us on walk around London's East End.

An introduction to London's multicultural East End, focusing on Spitalfields and Whitechapel - the area closely associated with Canon Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, who created Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Monday

27 June 2022

14:00

Meet outside the Old Bull and Bush, North End Way, NW3 7HE

Leader: Lester Hillman

Ticket Prices £10

Laugh, I thought I'd never start

Accredited guide and lecturer Lester Hillman leads a light-hearted exploration of the Suburb's comedy heritage, centered around Wyldes and North End.

Learn about tickets, Grimaldi, GB Shaw, Evelyn Waugh, clowns, birds, cartoons, science, radio, TV and more.

Tuesday

28 June 2022

10:30

Meet outside Hampstead Underground Station, Heath Street, NW3 1QG

Leader: Tamara Rabin

Ticket Prices £10

Hidden Corners of Hampstead

So you think you know Hampstead? Popular Proms guide Tamara Rabin takes us on a tour of some of her favourite, but less well-known, places in Hampstead village.

During her walk Tamara will share history and stories about former residents. The pace is gentle but involves some steps.

Tuesday

28 June 2022

14:00

Meet in the car park, St Jude's Church, NW11 7AH

Leader: Paul Capewell

Ticket Prices £10

The Lost Suburb

Today's Suburb is not entirely as planned - or built. Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust's Paul Capewell leads an exploration of what isn't there.

War, neglect and redevelopment have left a 'shadow' Suburb of what-might-have-beens. The walks takes us from Unwin's unbuilt Central Square and Marketplace to the replacement of the original village green by Queen's Court.

Wednesday

29 June 2022

10:30

Meet at the viewpoint on Highgate side of Kenwood Estate (off Hampstead Lane)

Leader: Richard Payne

Ticket Prices £10

Grasslands and Wetlands of Hampstead Heath

The deeply knowledgeable and enthusiastic Richard Payne, Hampstead Heath Conservation Supervisor, leads us on a walk down the eastern side of the Heath, via the Highgate chain of ponds.

During the walk we look at the ecology and management of these important grassland and wetland sites. The walk covers about three miles at medium pace.

Wednesday

29 June 2022

14:00

Meet at junction of Northway and Market Place (outside Sherrards) 

Leader: James Phillips

Ticket Prices £10

Courts and Closes

James Phillips, HGS Trust Assistant Architectural Adviser  explores the network of twittens linking the courts and closes of the Suburb.

Raymond Unwin's courtyard housing provided high-quality housing for people who could not otherwise afford to live here, including single women and men. With narrow access roads, and linked by a network of twittens, the courts and closes of the Suburb used land efficiently and were pleasant and safe to live in.

Thursday

30 June 2022

10:00

Meet opposite the Henrietta Barnett School on Central Square, NW11 7BN

Leader: Kate Webster

Ticket Prices £10

The Square at the Heart of the Suburb

This walk is led by Kate Webster, Proms Heritage Walks Coordinator and Trustee of HGS Virtual Museum.

This short, leisurely walk on and around Central Square is for those who would like to know more about the creation of Hampstead Garden Suburb, its founder Henrietta Barnett and the iconic buildings surrounding the square.

Thursday

30 June 2022

14:00

Meet in the car park, St Jude's Church, NW11 7AH

Leader: Simon Henderson

Ticket Prices £10

The Hidden Landscape

This walk, led by Simon Henderson, HGS Trust Chief Executive and Trust Manager, explores this hidden landscape and shows Unwin's care in shaping his plan around pre-existing natural features.

The present Suburb conceals the rural landscape that preceded it. The fields and hedgerows of Wyldes Farm were incorporated into the Suburb layout and can still be found if you know where to look.

Friday

1 July 2022

10:30

Meet at the exit of Covent Garden Underground station, WC2E 9JT

Leader: Ian Fagelson

Ticket Prices £10

Covent Garden - the Las Vegas of the Swinging (Seventeen) Sixties

From the elegant Piazza to gas-lit alleyways - Ian Fagelson (top ten guide on Tripadvisor) leads us on a tour of the area's most fascinating people and places, revealing their sometimes 'seamy' and 'steamy' history.

By the 18th century Covent Garden offered a heady mix of taverns, brothels, playhouses and eateries where literary giants rubbed shoulders with notorious 'Covent Garden Ladies'.

Friday

1 July 2022

14:00

Meet outside BXT Visitor Pavilion, Claremont Road, NW2 1AJ

Leader: Kate Webster

Ticket Prices £10

The New Town on our Doorstep

Kate Webster, Proms Heritage Walks Coordinator, examines the vision and plan for, and explores the progress so far, including the award-winning playground and newly opened park.

We also learn a little of the history of the Cricklewood area, including farming, a suffragette and early aircraft.
Brent Cross Town (BXT) promises to be as revolutionary as Hampstead Garden Suburb was 100 years ago.

Saturday

2 July 2022

10:30

Meet at Golders Hill Park Cafe, North End Way, NW3 7HD

Leader: Marilyn Greene

Ticket Prices £10

The Wyldes of Hampstead

Marilyne Greene, professional guide and former curator of Hampstead Museum, leads us around Hampstead's once rural northern edge, including the hamlet of North End with its famous residents, hostelry and 17th century Wyldes farmhouse.

During the walk we learn how farmland augmented the Heath and provided the site for Hampstead Garden Suburb, returning to Golders Hill Park Cafe via the enchanting Hill Garden.

Sunday

3 July 2022

10:30

Meet outside The Flask pub, Flask Walk NW3 1HE

Leader: Julia Male

Ticket Prices £10

Punks, Priests and Poseurs - the Hampstead Set

Julia Male, Blue Badge guide and local resident, takes us on an exploration of Hampstead.

We will walk in the footsteps of some of its famous (and infamous) residents, many of whom have been commemorated on English Heritage or Heath and Hampstead Society plaques.