Georgian Sadler's Wells London walk
Walking Georgian London

Georgian Sadler's Wells Walk 

- explore a forgotten Georgian village 

The Georgian period was considered to be elegant and polite. A new type of society had emerged in Britain; a more free, diverse and enlightened society. 

The Georges may not have been the most exciting of Kings but it was a lively time, and much was achieved in their reigns. 

Sadler’s Wells Theatre is a world leader in contemporary dance. Half a million people come to see a performance at Sadler’s Wells’ theatres each year. The now world famous site had, however, a less salubrious in the past which we explore further on this guided walk. 

On this guided walk we take you back to the days when the surrounding area had a raucous reputation and see how it transformed from a place to be avoided at all costs to a most desirable postcode. We explore Georgian North Clerkenwell discovering tales of radicals and clowns, we will see see great Georgian engineering feats from engineering to town planning, in an area where Georgians came to play and be entertained.

  • Authentic different tour
  • Discover Georgian London
  • Qualified guide

Suitable for all age groups. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: Angel Tube | End: Near Sadler's Wells Theatre

Duration: 90 mins | Step-free access: yes, involves steep ramp up and down.

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GEORGIAN LONDON WALK REVIEWS

 

“Sadlers Well 90 min walk” 
This was such a treat! Hazel was a FANTASTIC story teller and was ready with facts and quips at every turn. I learned so much about the areas we walked and want booked another tour for the coming weekend :) I really recommend these tours!

“Sadlers Well 90 min walk” 
This was such a treat! Hazel was a FANTASTIC story teller and was ready with facts and quips at every turn. I learned so much about the areas we walked and want booked another tour for the coming weekend :) I really recommend these tours!

“Sadlers Wells Georgian Walk” 
Hazel was witty and informative as she led us on a magical walk starting and finishing at the Sadler Wells theatre. Behind the busy Rosebery Road underneath which still flows the New River, is a little known part of London filled with C18th and C19th squares and buildings. It was revealing and inspiring.

“Sadlers Wells and Oliver Twist Walks” 
Most enjoyable, informative and concise. The 90 minute ambles were well worth going on. I thought I knew both of these areas well but almost every aspect of the tours provided me with new information presented in a fun, interesting and joined up way. I would not normally go on this type of walk but I strongly recommend this. Hazel is an excellent guide and has a wealth of relevant background information to supplement any query. I am going back to some of the other tours.

"Hazel is a terrific guide and provides a really interesting insight into the Georgian period of life in London. She is extremely knowledgeable and communicates Her subject passionately. Lots to discover! I was particularly interested to see how astute she was about securing the live time information about a film shoot that was taking place enroute - great for photo opportunities and an added treat to an excellent afternoon."
Alistair from South London

"Once again a fantastic walk with Hazel. I had no knowledge at all about this area and was fascinated to hear all that Hazel had to tell us. Hazel is a brilliant guide who is obviously passionate about her subjects. Highly recommended." Cathy T, Hammersmith

"Despite the weather proving extremely cold I really enjoyed this walk. Hazel was passionate about the history of this part of London but also brought in contemporary references. I learned a lot of interesting things and will definitely go back to this area to explore in my own time. Hazel was able to conjure up bygone eras in a fascinating tour." Kathryn R



“Sadler's Wells with Hazel” 


Hazel was an excellent guide - she was well-informed, humorous and enthusiastic. She knew the area extremely well and made it and its history come alive for everyone, I believe. I had a guest from Rotterdam who extended her stay in London to go on this Guided Walk and she, too, was delighted by all she heard and saw.




“Sadler's Wells Walk” I really enjoyed this walk. Hazel has lots of great information and presents it in a fun way. I had never explored this area before and found the history fascinating. I would definitely do another walk with Hazel.


“Sadlers Wells walk” Fascinating walk around Clerkenwell which introduced me to a hidden area of London I didn't know at all despite knowing all the main roads in the same area. Great leader, friendly, knowledgeable and humorous. I would thoroughly recommend and will be joining more walks to explore more secret corners of London.


“Sadler's Wells” "I have done a few of Hazel's tours; she is always full of interesting facts and anecdotes. This walk does not have the grandeur of the City or the splendor of Hampstead but it was nonetheless brought to life with attention drawn to architecture and I particularly loved the tale of the peelers waiting for the ne'er do wells down an alley near to the end of the walk." Teresa


 

 

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