Starts at 11:45 am
On this tour Paul Talling, takes you on a walking tour around Hampstead showing you the sources of three of London's best known lost rivers - the Fleet, the Tyburn & the Westbourne and reading from his book London's Lost Rivers. We visit the sites of wells, a lost pond famously painted by John Constable as well as the existing Hampstead Ponds & streams that form the sources of these rivers that began their descent in Hampstead towards the River Thames and shaping London's history.
Other miscellanous sites along the way include the former London home of the black singer, actor and pioneering civil rights activist, Paul Robeson and a former pub that was frequented by Charles Dickens, Karl Marx & Bram Stoker.
Whilst we will not be heading down into any sewers or enduring mountainous conditions you are advised to wear sensible footwear as the offroad terrain on the Heath is coarse, hilly and can be slippery when wet.
This tour starts outside Hampstead Tube station (Northern Line) and finishes near Hampstead Heath Station (Overground).There will be a short pub break during the walk and the option to join Paul for a drink at the end too. The tour lasts approx 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Dogs are welcome on all tours
By purchasing a ticket for a walk you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
Although public liability insurance is held the organiser shall not be held responsible for accidents, injury, loss or damage to persons or property as a consequence of participation in Paul Talling's walks.Ticket holders are responsible for their own safety while taking part in a walk. The guide is responsible for showing ticket holders sites of interest but not to steward ticket holders across roads etc.
The tour goes ahead regardless of the weather. No refunds due to inclement weather are given.
The walk will depart promptly at the advertised time & will not wait for late-comers. In the event that a ticket holder misses the walk no refund will be given.You are strongly urged to check TFL for weekend engineering works that may affect your journey.
Cost: Free of Charge
Contact and Booking Details
Reserve tickets at this website
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/01/29/hampsteads-lost-rivers-with-author-paul-talling-113672 Hampstead Underground Station, Hampstead High Street, London, London, NW3 1QG DD/MM/YYYY