London Walking Tours    with Joanna Moncrieff

Walthamstow – Artistes and Artisans

On this walk you will discover Walthamstow’s historic shops (and some newer quirky ones too) together with its early cinema history. Find out how some local pub-goers ended up as film extras and what connection this same pub had with Wood Street’s own annual (but now long-gone) sporting activity. Hear how one current shopping emporium started off as a cinema and about another less successful but unusual entertainment venue in the vicinity. The walk starts outside Orford House (home to Walthamstow’s pop-up cinema) and finishes at Wood Street Library. Included in the walk will be a stop at the Wild Card Brewery.

The walk starts and finishes close to Walthamstow Central tube which is in Zone 3 and at the end of the Victoria Line but only 25 minutes or so from Oxford Circus or 15 minutes from Liverpool Street via the Chingford Line. The walk is approximately 2 hours long.

Contact me for availability and cost. All walks can be adapted to start and finish at a venue of choice in the immediate area.

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Walthamstow Artistes - former cinema entrance Wood St

Gods Own Junkyard