Palaces, woods and trains: Tracks through the Northern Heights

Course Dates: 18/06/23
Time: 11:00 - 13:30
Location: Off Site
This tour starts at Modernist East Finchley Station and looks briefly as some of the buildings including the historic Phoenix cinema in the Hight Street before walking through parks and woodland towards Edwardian Muswell Hill Broadway on our way to Alexandra Palace. After taking in the amazing views of London, we return via the track of the former train line taken out of service in 1954 and Highgate Woods to Highgate tube and former deserted over-ground station.
Walk meets outside East Finchley Station, High Street exit ends Highgate Station. Walk meets outside East Finchley Station, High Street exit ends Highgate Station.
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Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00

Course Code: HLW217

Sun, day, 18 Jun - 18 Jun '23

Duration: 1 session

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What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Ability to participate in a guided walk and walking across the Heath.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

By guided walk.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Comfortable shoes and an umbrella.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other City Lit guided walks and London history courses. Please see City Lit website.

Marilyn Greene

Marilyn Greene is a museum professional and London tour guide with an academic background in art history. Qualified as a City of London Guide, she leads Mud-larking tours, Hidden London Tours for London Transport Museum, school tours at the Dickens House Museum, as well as developing her walks in the City and north London. Having worked as a Curator at Hampstead Museum and a qualified City of London guide many of her walks specialise in various aspects of these areas. Marilyn worked for 15 years at the Victoria and Albert Museum in adult and community learning and specialised in working with faith communities and organising intercultural tours of the collections. As well as walking tours, Marilyn leads tours and training at both the Victorian and Albert Museum and British Museum.

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