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Guided Walks Through Camden

Camden Tour Guides Association are delighted to offer the following guided walks as part of the Conference events. All walks must be booked in advance via Eventbrite. Booking links given below.

Walks cost £10.00 per head plus booking fee. All walks will be led by qualified Camden Guides.

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Marie Stopes - Camden Guided walk

Marie Stopes, Married Love and The Metropolitan Sick Asylum

Meet at Warren Street station

This walk takes in the story of Marie Stopes, the great pioneer of sex education and family planning, who helped liberate couples from fear and ignorance. We visit the site of one of her earliest clinics in London. We then pass the site of several extraordinary clinics around Fitzroy Square and the state-of-the-art research centre into Neuroscience and Electrophysiology before ending our walk at the beautiful Fitzrovia Chapel after we have heard the poignant story of London’s only surviving Georgian workhouse building, the former Out Patients Department of the Middlesex Hospital on Cleveland Street.


Friday 30th August 2019 – 11:00am and 2.00 pm
Sunday 1st September 2019 – 11.00 am and 2.00PM

Fitzroy Tavern

Fun in Fitzrovia - London’s most Cosmopolitan and Artistic Quarter

Meet at Goodge Street station

In this walk we explore the Bohemian side of Fitzrovia which has had a long-standing reputation as one of London’s most cosmopolitan and artistic quarters. The area has been home to writers, artists, intellectuals and revolutionaries. We meet Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Francisco de Miranda, Augustus John, Dylan Thomas, Prince Monolulu and a host of other luminaries. We plan to finish the walk in the beautifully restored Fitzroy Tavern, the undisputed headquarters of London’s artistic and Bohemian coterie for many decades.


Saturday 31st August 2019 – 6.30pm

The Fitzrovia Chapel - Guided walks

Agatha Christie and Anaesthesia and Much More

Meet at Euston Square Station

On this walk you will see where Agatha Christie learnt about poison and where the first anaesthetic was administered. Amongst the 21st century additions to the area we will visit UCH’s Cancer Treatment Centre and we will pass by what was the largest hole in the ground in Europe – now the site of the Cyclotron, which will deliver new Proton Therapy cancer treatment.

The walk starts at Euston Square tube station and finishes at The Fitzrovia Chapel, formerly the Middlesex Hospital Chapel. The walk will take approximately 90 minutes.


Friday 30th August 2019 – 11:00am and 2.00 pm
Sunday 1st September 2019 – 11.00 am and 2.00PM

Grave robbers - guided walk

Grave Robbers, Great Ormond Street and Garrett Anderson

Meet at Russell Square Station

This circular walk, lasting around 90 minutes, takes in one of the most famous hospitals in the world and its neighbours. In addition, we will hear the stories of unwanted babies, lost boys, grave robbers and pioneering medical women and walk through some of Bloomsbury’s lovely green spaces.


Saturday 31st August 2019 – 11.00 am and 2.00 pm