I’m leading two walks in my home borough of Southwark over the next couple of weeks.
Every December the Walworth walk is timed to coincide with the Open Studios at Pullen’s Yards, a great place to find unusual and unique presents by a range of artists.
The walk starts outside Kennington tube at 10.45 Saturday 1st December and follows a route that includes the site of the zoological gardens, the street where Charlie Chaplin was born, the pub that spawned a county cricket club, a John Soane church and much more.
It lasts about two hours and ends at the artists studios. The cost is £9, £7 for concessions.
The second Southwark of December is on Sunday the 9th. Fair Maids, Feminists and Philanthropists starts at Southwark tube at 10.45. Bella of the Ring, Joan the Fair Maid of Kent, Mary Wollstonecraft, even Little Dorrit feature in this one, alongside women famous, infamous and downright forgotten. It finishes at Borough, so plenty of choces for lunch.