Free Guided Walks November 2018 to April 2019

Free for all HammersmithLondon Privilege Card holders, please join us the Saturday of each month for these insightful one-hour walks exploring the rich history and heritage of Hammersmith.  Following each walk, walkers can enjoy refreshments at a local pub. 

 

3 November 2018:

Charles Dickens.

He’s known world-wide as a novelist – but in Hammersmith he took up good works and opened a home for fallen women. Once trained for domestic service, the inmates were shipped off to Australia. Visit the site of Dickens’ good works, and hear what happened to those young women.

Meet outside Shepherd’s Bush Market tube, 11am

 

1 December 2018

Cheers to Hammersmith!

Explore some the historic pubs that have been part of Hammersmith since the 1700s. Discover a patriotic imbiber, an Art Nouveau gem, a careless postboy and even a vineyard. Note: we won’t be venturing inside any of the pubs!

Meet outside Ravenscourt Park tube, 11am

 

5 January 2019:

Healthy Hammersmith.

Learn about the history of Charing Cross Hospital, from its original location in the Haymarket to its present position on Fulham Palace Road. Meet a famous Victorian explorer, a pioneering paediatrician – and a President’s wife.

Meet outside Barons Court Tube Station, 11am

 

2 February 2019:

Hammersmith Rocks 2!

Encounter a classic punk venue, the headquarters of a major record label and an early gig for some loud rockers from Down Under. Earplugs optional.

Meet outside West Kensington Tube Station, 11am

 

2 March 2019:

Brook Green Revisited.

A new look at Brook Green, home to suffragettes, designers, and a poet who ended up in prison. Gentlefolk were helped here, and your parents’ curtains were probably designed here.

Meet outside Olympia station, 11am

 

6 April 2019:

The Boat Race.

Take a walk along the riverside that tomorrow will be packed with spectators watching the Oxford & Cambridge  Boat Races – first the women, then the men. Hear about its past glories – who won, who lost –  and who sank.

Meet outside Ravenscourt Park tube station, 11am