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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Guided Walks

Saturday Sunday

Our guided walks help you to experience an area in all its guises, or pursue a particular theme or interest. Keep checking this page for more information as details of further walks are confirmed. Booking opens on 30th April at 12 noon.

All the walks listed on this page (with the exception of the Green Roof walks) are led by experienced and qualified City of London, Westminster, Camden or Clerkenwell guides who specialise in taking themed tours of particular areas of London.

The Open Garden Squares Weekend team would like to thank all the guides who voluntarily plan and lead these walks for visitors.

Saturday

Discover the Clean Air Gardens of the Low Emission neighbourhood around the Barbican Estate
10:30

Sarah Hudson & Beth Humphrey

Saturday 10:30–11:30

Find out which plants are the best pollution busters and visit the pop up gardens created by the Barbican Estate Community.

Booking

After the Fire: in the footsteps of Wren
10:30

Graham Saunders

Saturday 10:30–12:00

Discover Wren's architectural legacy after the Great Fire of London of 1666.

Booking

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Alternative King's Cross: through the eyes of a bobby on the beat
11:00

Chris Foster

Saturday 11:00–12:30

An alternative history of the King's Cross area told through the memories of a bobby on the King's Cross beat in the 1970s and 1980s.

Booking

Las joyas verdes escondidas de la cuidad de Londres (the hidden green jewels of the City)
11:00

Hugh Dennis

Sábado 11:00–12:30

Hoy vamos a deleitarnos con dos de las joyas de Londres: sus rincones y sus espacios verdes escondidos.

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Lincoln's Inn and Lincoln's Inn Square
11:00

Tim Kidd

Saturday 11:00–12:00

Saved from the developers in the 17th Century, this hidden garden has been one of the centres of London's judicial profession and continues to delight. Please note that building works are in progress at Lincoln's Inn which may affect this walk and the state of the garden.

Booking

Between One Parish Church and Another… And Between the Lines
11:30

Brian Turner

Saturday 11:30–12:30

Two hidden Churches tell the story of how the 18th Century promised a new future for King's Cross.

Booking

Now and Zen
12:00

Cathy Chivers & Sian Whittaker

Saturday 12:00–13:30

Lambeth contains some quirky alternative gardens including a peace gardens, orchard and guerilla gardens. Come along to find out more!

Booking

World War One - Walk of Remembrance
12:00

Emmanuel Lebaut, Charlie Forman & Mark Lubienski

Saturday 12:00–13:00

A walk through the heart of British Government where the global conflict and its human cost are remembered.

Booking

Discover the clean air gardens of the Low Emission Neighbourhood around the Barbican Estate
12:00

Sarah Hudson & Beth Humphrey

Saturday 12:00–13:00

Find out which plants are the best pollution busters and visit the pop up gardens created by the Barbican Estate Community.

Booking

Sunday

City Churches Then and Now
10:30

Kim Lovell

Sunday 10:30–11:30

The City contains churches dating from the Saxon times to today - this tour will show how London has adapted over the centuries to the vibrant place it is today.

Booking

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I Giardini della City
11:00

Claudia Colla

Domenica 11:00–12:30

Una passeggiata alla scoperta di flora, clima e superfici, tra rovine, monumenti ed edifici contemporanei ed una varietà di piante autoctone, indigene o naturalizzate.

Più informazioni

All'interno della Square Mile ci sono circa 200 spazi verdi, la maggior parte con il proprio patrimonio. Si tratta de giardini storici, cimiteri, spazi aperti, tetti 'viventi', nuovi sviluppi eco compatibili, con piante bioindicatrici, sensibili agli agenti inquinanti.

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Between One Parish Church and Another… And Between the Lines
11:30

Brian Turner

Sunday 11:30–12:30

Two hidden churches tell the story of how the 18th Century promised a new future for King's Cross.

Booking

Fanny Wilkinson - Landscape Gardener
14:00

Sue McCathy

Sunday 14:00–15:30

Fanny Wilkinson was the first female landscape designer - learn about her extraordinary career that Londoners still benefit from today.

Booking