Free Walks! Local London Guiding Day 10.10.2015
Saturday 10th October 2015
(Scroll down for more details – without the need for a magnifying glass!)
Save the date – Saturday 10th October is this year’s Local London Guiding Day. This year there is a bit of a challenge to do all the walks in one day as for the first time five local guiding associations – City of London, Westminster,Clerkenwell & Islington, Greenwich and now Camden have got together to offer a day of free walks on a specific theme.
This year’s theme is Women Through Time. Each guiding association has created an hour long walk in their respective area which they will repeat throughout the day from 10am until 4pm. No booking is required – just turn up!
Walks depart from each location on the hour every hour between 10am and 4pm.
You will need very good eyesight to read the flyer above, so details of each of the walks are as follows:
City of London Guides – City of Stone: Women of Substance
Standing up for their beliefs and challenging the norms, these women shattered the glass ceilings of their time by being vocal, pragmatic and determined to evoke change.
Meet: Bank station, exit 3, Royal Exchange
Clerkenwell and Islington Guides – Islington Women: the lives, the loves, the legacy
Islington has always been a radical and diverse area, and this is reflected in the variety of women associated with it. Through education, art, politics and entertainment these women’s stories come alive.
Meet: Angel station
Greenwich Tour Guides – Greenwich Women: ahead of their time
In the masculine world of maritime Greenwich, celebrate some of the iconic and inspirational women that have stood the test of time. Meet queens, courtesans, entrepreneurs, a witch and a pirate amid the splendour of Royal Greenwich riverside and park.
Meet: Cutty Sark DLR station
Westminster Guides – Inspiring, Intriguing & Influential
Royal, respectable or raffish; popular, political or powerful – women have influenced Westminster and the world. Join us as we meet some fascinating females.
Meet: Green Park station (Green Park exit) in the park by the drinking fountain
Camden Guides – Brains, beauty and bravery: Bloomsbury’s Women
Discover stories of the women behind medical innovations, shocking scandals and remarkable feats. They moved in Bloomsbury’s ‘circles, squares and triangles’ and suffered tragic loss, yet prevailed.
Meet: Warren Street station
The author of this blog (Joanna Moncrieff) is both a City of Westminster and Clerkenwell and Islington Tour Guide.
Details of all her walks are listed here
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