Guided Walks

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I have lived in Holloway, in the London Borough of Islington, for almost 30 years and have a keen interest in the area and how it has evolved over time.
I love discovering new snippets of history and keeping up to date with current changes and plans. My tours are inclusive and friendly and I hope my enthusiasm shines through such that others are intrigued and inspired to find out more for themselves.

Overviews of my tours are shown below. More info here.
For alerts and updates please contact me at jane@janeslondon.com to be added to the mailing list.

Detailed descriptions and tickets here 
A list of scheduled dates can be found here
If the dates don't suit your diary and you can put together a group of five or more, please contact me to make arrangements – my voucher option (below) offers discounts for groups.
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Mr Pooter's Holloway – find out about the world that this marvellous character might have inhabited and see where the local businessmen that caused him so much grief had their shops.
Also "Lyrics & Limericks, Fantasy and Fraud." a tour of the area's literary haunts – authors, birthplaces etc. A wonderful mixed bag of characters featuring a different literary link or person at each stop.
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Ghostsigns of Holloway, Camden, Archway, Islington, CovGarden/Soho and KingsCross
These tours invite you into my world to show you the kind of details that inspire this website – you'll see hand-painted signs on walls and a sprinkling of bygone advertising and other ghosts in the form of defunct logos, date stamps, ironwork and mosaics. Hear the stories behind the companies and the products. 90-minutes.
Camden ghostsigns tour to be announced soon
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What a Relief – Sculptures of the Strand
Decorative carved details and artworks above, around and along this important thoroughfare which once overlooked the River Thames. Stone-carved delights, both figurative and in letterform, are hiding in plain view all along this southern edge of London's Theatreland. 90 minutes.  
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Art Deco tours
London is still graced with elegant buildings in the modernist style. Hear the stories behind a variety of variety of streamlined façades in Holloway, Arsenal, Shoreditch and Spitalfields areas. 90 minutes.
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A two hour walk from Caledonian Rd to Angel Station walking through a variety of Islington's impressive and well-designed social housing estates, talking about architecture, philanthropy and renovation and regeneration and comparing them to today's development. Just over two miles.

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Holloway's Heyday
The Oxford Street of the North – A time-travelling tour comparing today's Nag's Head shopping district with the beautiful stores of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras when it was North London's main shopping destination. Actually, I still say, if you can't buy it in Holloway, then you don't need it. 90 minutes. 
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Green and Pleasant Islington – Hidden places and open spaces off the beaten track – All kinds of green things around the southern end of Holloway Road. The daytime walk takes us off the main road to see fields and farms, parks and gardens, renovation, rejuvenation and recycling. 90 minutes.
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Inns and Taverns of Upper Street / Holloway Rd
These linear walks follow the A1 between angel and Archway and tell the stories connected to the many drinking establishments that lined its route, many of which are still standing today, though not necessarily still serving drinks.
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The Only Way is Essex Road – A stroll along the full length of the road (just over a mile) talking about the road's diverse history including innovative schemes and architectural gems. 90 minutes.
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How about a walking, talking, looking and learning birthday present?  Vouchers available for singles, groups* and private tours* – book a pre-designed tour or arrange something more special/relevant. Dates can be organised to suit you. See here for more details.
*Group sizes are limited – additional tickets available at reduced rates.
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Private tours and groups – discounts are available for groups, associations and committees – please contact me for more information. 

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Walk descriptions and booking information here.  
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More tours in the planning stage
Please click here to view a list of my works-in-progress. 
If you are interested in any of these, or have ideas of your own, please do get in touch via jane@janeslondon.com

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