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Jane and Jen, the two JPs – your colourful guides!
Saturday 29th September
ARCHWAY WITH WORDS
On the last day of this great local literary festival in N19, Jen Pedler and I will be leading short tours about the history of the Archway area (max one hour)
Jen's circular route will go north of Junction Road to Dartmouth Park and my tour will go south taking in the top end of Holloway Road. 
£4 per person payable on arrival. 
No booking required, though group sizes are limited. Tours will leave from my card stall at the market:
Jen (Northern loop): 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm 
Jane (Southern loop): 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm. 



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Art Deco Shoreditch and Spitalfields walks are now available
There are some impressive 1930s buildings in EC1 and E1. I have devised two tours – the first date for both walks is Sunday 4th November.
See here for Shoreditch and here for Spitalfields
More dates to be announced soon.
And more Art Deco walks coming soon too...


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Ghostsigns Camden now available – gin, drugs and shopping
I am pleased to announce that I have finally set a date for the first Camden Ghostsigns tour – Saturday 11th November at 11am. More Come and find out about the local history of this area of NW1 before the markets and big brands arrived.
More info here.
MOre dates will be scheduled soon.

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Literary walks – All through October


The Diary of a Nobody - Mr Pooter's Holloway
This tour shows you the inspiration behind the characters in the Grossmiths' amusing book – I will show you where the Pooters might have lived/shopped/visited etc, putting that into context with this area of 1890s Victorian London.
I will be pointing out buildings and references along the way and reading some relevant passages from the book.
The walk will forms part the Footprints of London 5th Literary Festival in October offering at least one literary-themed walk a day – it's like a walking book club, taking people out onto the streets of London on guided walks researched, written and led by enthusiastic, experienced, professional guides. You might have seen the marvellous leaflets I designed last year!

My Limericks and Limericks, Fantasy and Fraud walk also forms part of the Footprints festival and is about poets, playwrights, diarists and lyricists in the same area.

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Saturday 13th October
LOCAL LONDON GUIDING DAY
Free guided walks on four locations on the theme of commemoration – in Islington, Camden, Westminster and the City. 

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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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New ghostsigns and Art Deco walks coming soon

Ghostsigns walks in the Camden and Kentish Town are still works in progress and will all be available to book soon. As per my other walks on this theme, these are not just about the advertisements; they are about the changing social history of the area and the often intriguing stories behind the products and the bygone businesses.

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Also
I occasionally have a stall at Archway Market, Navigator Square selling my cards and prints and taking bookings for my guided walks at slightly reduced prices. The market happens every Saturday but  my dates are yet to be confirmed – please keep checking here.

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