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Christmas Markets in Islington
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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 things from the softly-eroded fragments of clay smoking pipes that I hunt out along the Thames at low tide. Please see www.amelia-parker.com for more information.
In Spring 2019, or perhaps even sooner if I get my finger out, I will plan a proper ticketed walk that includes a visit to the foreshore and a bit of tour guiding and local history too. 
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Art Deco Shoreditch and Spitalfields walks 
There are some very impressive 1930s "Jazz Age" buildings in EC1 and E1. in the form of shop fronts, factories, municipal buildings and office blocks. I have devised two 90-minute tours (with a third tour in the making) – see here for Shoreditch and here for Spitalfields
More dates to be announced soon.
More Art Deco walks coming in the new year.

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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.
Come and find out about the diverse local history of this area of NW1 before the tat sellers and big brands arrived.
More info here.
More dates will be scheduled soon.

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The Diary Of A Nobody 

This 90-minute tour shows you the inspiration behind the characters created by the Grossmiths Brothers in their amusing little book.
See where the Pooters (had they been real) 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 amusing passages from the book. You don't need to know or have already read the book to enjoy the walk, but I am pretty sure that you will be reading it after the tour!
The walk was originally devised as part of Footprints of London Literary Festival in Oct2018* but will now continue to be a fixture on my schedules.

For literary fans – why not join me on my Limericks and Limericks, Fantasy and Fraud tour around Holloway showcasing the diverse range of poets, playwrights, diarists and lyricists who are linked to this area.

*The yearly LitFest offers at least one literary-themed walk a day – 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 for 2017!


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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 area are still works in progress and will be available to book in the new year. 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.

See here for all 'work in progress'
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Also
I occasionally have a stall at Archway Market, on Navigator Square adjacent to the tube station where I sell my cards and prints featuring my photography of the local area. The market happens every Saturday (and Wednesdays too) but my dates are yet to be confirmed – please keep checking here.

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

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