LESLEY’S WALKS IN LONDON NEIGHBOURHOODS
I specialise in guided history walks in local neighbourhoods in London, in areas bordering but outside the original old City of London. These border areas developed both to serve the walled City and as overflow as the population grew, and as adjacent satellite villages that were eventually absorbed into the metropolis. All are rich in their own history and tales. My walks explore local neighbourhood histories, the lives of those who made their homes and worked here, and how these areas developed and related to the capital of England.
Walks focus on the north and north east fringe of the old City, mostly in the London boroughs of Camden, Islington and Hackney. These include: Kings Cross, Camden Town, Bloomsbury, Holborn, Pentonville, Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Haggerston, De Beauvoir, Newington Green, Highbury, Canonbury, Barnsbury and the Angel.
I am a qualified local guide for the boroughs of Camden and Islington, having successfully completed the Clerkenwell and Islington guiding course in 2019 and the Camden course in 2023.
FEBRUARY 2024 UPDATE
I am adding new walks in Islington, Hackney and Camden for 2024 – do join me!