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NEW WALK FOR JUNE (dates to be announced soon)


Kings Cross and The Ladykillers 
I'll be using archive reference and stills from the marvellous 1955 movie to compare how the area has evolved, especially in the last 10 years. We'll follow a route that starts in the streets of Kings Cross and goes up between the stations past big brands in glass buildings, over the canal to art and shopping and beyond. Mrs Wilberforce will be with us all the way.


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CAMDEN TOURS

Art Deco – Cigarettes and Alcohol
A wide range of excellent examples of modernist architecture can be found in this area of NW1. We visit large factory buildings, residential buildings and shop fronts, and talk about how the forward-looking style was a force for good after hard times.
One attendee, who has been on all of my Art Deco walks, said this Camden one was his favourite.
More Art Deco walks available in Holloway, Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Arsenal/FinsburyPark – others to be announced later in the year. 

Ghostsigns – gin, drugs and shopping
Ghostsigns are the remains of old advertising or signage for a company or business that is no longer valid at that site. As per my other walks on this theme* these tours are not just about the advertisements and how they were painted – I use them to talk about the changing social history of the area and the often intriguing stories behind the bygone products and businesses.
Hear about this area of NW1 before the mass produced Banksys and big brands.
More Ghostsigns walks available in Covent Garden and Soho, Upper Street, Regents Canal (Islington), Kings Cross and Holloway. 

Coming soon... Ghostsigns Kentish Town which, though it won't showcase as many impressive signs size-wise, has some small gems and fascinating stories behind the signs. 

Also Coming Soon... Ghostsigns of Kentish Town – Parks, Pubs and Pianos – a walk from Caledonian Road station to Kentish Town about (er) parks, pubs and pianos. 

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WALKS ALONG THE REGENTS CANAL
Local and social history, architecture and advertising.

Boxes, Babies, Beans and Bras – a ghostsigns trail of still-visible decades-old signage above and around the Regents Canal in Islington showcasing the diverse range of products and services made and sold in this area.

Wharves, Waterways and Windmills – a 2hr circular route from City Road Basin, following the borough border between Islington and Hackney, looking at how the canal has evolved into to become a desirable place to live, work and relax. Hear about the kinds of products and businesses of old that pre-1960s used to make this a noisy, dirty, no-go zone. Oh how times have changed

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Mudlarking tours along the Thames foreshore

This has been bubbling away at the back of my mind for ages now...
Some of you might already know that I hold a Port of London Authority foreshore licence and make jewellery, accessories and various other arty things from the fragments of clay smoking pipes that I choose from the banks of the River Thames at low tide. 
Later this year I plan to announce a proper guided walk which will include a visit to the foreshore with time for mudlarking. Please do get in touch if this is something you'd be interested in – if enough people are keen I will move this to the top of my 'To Do' list.
Another similar tour is also in the pipeline (see what I did there!) and this will be craft-based, ending in a cafe or similar where attendees get creative and learn how to turn their finds into something useful or wearable. 
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Gift Vouchers available

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Canal boat tours

I am the designated tour guide for Hidden Depths.
The boats moor at Granary Steps, Kings Cross. Tours can be organised to go west towards Camden or east through Islington Tunnel to City Road Basin. For more details, please contact Barbara on 07456 0845584

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Save The Swans event and made this such an enjoyable day. It was a lovely surprise to see a few good friends too!! We raised approx £1000 to care for birds injured on our waterways.
More fundraisers coming soon – Please contact Hidden Depths on the number within the pic to register your interest.


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Some of my photographs are available as greeting cards, prints and posters. Most of the images are from North London but others are available on request.
Buy in person at The Only Place For Pictures and Oxfam Bookshop in UpperSt, N1, or from Treehouse giftshop and Oxfam Books and Music in Crouch End.
Buy online through my Etsy shop.
Facebook page for Jane's London cards and prints
Also see my website www.janeslondon.com

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All enquiries: jane@janeslondon.com
Please also see TripAdvisor, Facebook and Twitter @janeslondon #janeslondon 

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