Join Ben on a tour from Kings Cross to Clerkenwell, where you ’ll embark on a journey off the beaten track and through the city’s layered history. You’ll get to know the big people and the little people, and look at how their paths have been crossing through the centuries. What was once a run-down area, King’s Cross has been transformed.
The railways, a high point of Victorian confidence, are now flanked by newly built temples to modern capitalism. You’ll see how this has presented opportunities and challenges to public spaces and housing. In the second part of the walking tour, you leave the hustle and bustle of the railway stations and step off the beaten path into Clerkenwell, with its hidden alleys and tranquil squares. But don’t be fooled: these streets conceal a history of radicalism, riots, and alternative thinking that challenge the mainstream narrative.
60% of ticket sales go to Unseen Tours, a not-for-profit social enterprise providing opportunities for people affected by homelessness to curate and lead their own walking tours of London.
£18, with £15 concession rate
Image: Unseen Tours
The Betjeman Arms, Euston Road, London
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