The Heights of Dickens

Course Dates: 02/10/22
Time: 14:00 - 17:30
Location: Off Site
Follow in Charles Dickens’ footsteps in a walk from Highgate to the hamlet of North End on the border with Hampstead and Hampstead Garden Suburb. We will follow some of Bill Sikes escape route after murdering Nancy in Oliver Twist, see houses that Dickens stayed in; learn about his friendship with philanthropist Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts; peep into Highgate Cemetery and follow the Gordon rioters in Barnaby Rudge towards Lord Mansfield’s country estate at Kenwood (Caen Wood).
We will pass the Spaniard’s Inn, featured in the Pickwick Papers and continue across Hampstead Heath towards North End and Hendon. We finish in North End where we view the 17th century farmhouse that Dickens lodged in.
Please note this walk is over 3 hours long and involved some steep ups and downs.
starts Highgate on Green opposite the Woodman pub (414 Archway Rd, London N6 5UA), ends Bull and Bush pub, North End Road, NW3 ( between Golders Green and Hampstead.
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Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00

Course Code: HLW227

Sun, day, 02 Oct - 02 Oct '22

Duration: 1 session

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Please note this walk is over 3 hours long and involved some steep ups and downs.

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Other guided walks at the City Lit . Marilyn's next walk is HLW225 Pioneers of Modern Art . Please see the City Lit website for details.

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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