This walk is all about discovery. Finding the London you really didn’t know existed, a wandering walk with a renegade guide in Dalston.
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
This walk is all about discovery. Finding the London you really didn’t know existed, even though you’ve crisscrossed the area a hundred times, and thought you knew it all.
If you’re a city newbie and want to find the back ways rather than the highways, then this experience is gold.
That’s the fabulous thing about London. There really are hidden gems in every borough.
The renegade guide on this walk is Saira, who has made it her mission in life to archive communities, buildings and places - old and new - and to listen to the stories of the Londoners who live and work in the city.
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On this experience you will be wandering Dalston. Watch out for the secret garden, a Victorian cemetery, markets and mosques, and meet local people on the way.
This isn’t only about the walk. Learn how to archive and record your own explorations, and how to connect to communities that you might encounter on solo wanderings.
As your ‘renegade guide’ Saira has met urban explorers, film makers, storytellers, mudlarkers and bizarrely even a lighthouse keeper, and that of course is just the beginning of her tales which, like the city itself, continue to evolve.
A wandering walk with a renegade guide. There’s romance in that sentence before you’ve even taken a step.
Every wanderer will receive a copy of Saira’s book on ‘Belonging - Reflections of a Renegade Guide’.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
Usually 2nd Saturday of the month starting in June.
The tours last 2.5 hours and typically they start at Dalston Junction at 11am.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pay for the gift experience you wish to purchase. We’ll send a voucher including booking information to you or directly to the recipient. You or your recipient needs to check the information on the voucher and book your experience date.