Dates and Times
Sat 16, Sat 23 and Sat 30 Jan at 12pm (1hour plus tea, coffee and biscuits at the end)
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
A local walk, guided by Tom Bolton
Please note, this event takes place off-site and outside.
The walk starts at the Bird Cage sculpture, Battle Bridge Place, Kings Cross N1C.
Tom Bolton’s Forgotten Camden Walk will take audiences on a journey through a series of events that have transformed the area from farmland in the early 19th-century up to the diverse urban landscape of the present day. Starting at King’s Cross station and concluding at Camden People’s Theatre, the walk will tell the story of industrial development that saw the construction of three large train stations on the Euston Road within the space of 50 years. These developments caused the demolition of huge residential areas, occupied by some of London’s poorest people and, over the course of the walk, Tom Bolton will draw parallels between the economically driven displacement of Victorian slum dwellers and the contemporary housing crisis in London.
Tom Bolton is an urban researcher and writer, specialising in the culture and history of London. He is the author of ‘Vanished City’ and ‘London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide’. He has led a large number of guided walks in London in partnership with the Museum of Walking.