Free Heritage Walks

Once again our own Oonagh Gay is offering a series of free heritage walks for anyone over the age of 60. If you are interested in joining any of the walks on offer, please email or phone 07986 504894 to book a place.

Wednesday 29 June 2022, 11a.m.
Lordship Recreation Ground
MEET: Outside the Hub Cafe Lordship Recreation Ground N17 6NU

Wednesday 6 July 2022, 11 a.m.
Crouch End
MEET: Outside Lydia Brasserie, 120 Crouch Hill N8 9DY

Discover the entertaining history of Crouch End from aerial photography to the Eurythmics recording studio and Crouch End’s own music hall. 90 minutes. Ends near Clocktower.

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 11 a.m.
Tottenham High Road
MEET: Outside White Hart Lane Station, White Hart Lane, London N17 8HH

Discover how the High Road has 17th century houses as well as a 21st century football stadium. Find a brewery and a gas lighting centre both now repurposed. 90 minutes. Ends at junction with Lordship Lane bus stops at Bruce Grove station for Wood Green.

Wednesday 27 July 2022, 11 a.m.
Stroud Green
MEET: Outside Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP

Discover how the railway created smart houses from an ancient dairy centre and how post war waves of immigration altered a Victorian suburb and a well known park. 90 minutes. Ends near Crouch Hill station and W3 and W7 bus stops.

Wednesday 10 August 2022, 11 a.m.
Alexandra Park
MEET: Outside Transmitter Tower of Alexandra Palace, on South Terrace

Discover how the park began as a private enterprise, was bought by local authorities to save it from development. Learn about original features including the racecourse, the boating pond the rose garden, and a Cold War era bunker. 90 minutes. Ends near the Phoenix Bar, close to W3.

Oonagh Gay is a qualified Clerkenwell and Islington guide, who is a life-long Londoner, now able to discover new and exciting walks which bring the past to life. She has a passion for political history around the time of the First World War, having spent her career in research at the Palace of Westminster. She specialises in walks around North and East London, with a political theme