Walking Tour: End of the Line – Walthamstow Central. Sat 13th May at 2pm

Guided walk with qualified tour guide Joanna Moncrieff

Walthamstow joined the tube network in 1968 but has been well connected to Central London from the early 1700s; originally with stagecoach services and later with the railway arriving in 1870. Before the railways arrived the rich flocked to this area building grand houses and also grand tombs as in the image below.

On this walk we will visit Church End, one of the original settlements that made up the town, walk down a road formerly known as Church Common Lane and see an early 19thC house now a social club. In the 1830s this house was home to a lady who bequested vast sums of money to charities in Walthamstow and further afield and who is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard close by.

We will visit the site of a long forgotten railway station, walk the Street of Blue Plaques and see a house where a famous botanist once lived.

We will pass two sets of old almshouses still serving the community today and the 18thC former workhouse now home to the borough’s local museum where the walk finishes.

This walk will start outside Costa Coffee on the London side of the Overground close to the Travelodge and finish at Vestry House Museum.

Tomb of the Solly family in St Mary's Churchyard showing lions' feet and heads.

Joanna leads regular walks around Walthamstow and Chingford. Upcoming walks can be found on this link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/joanna-moncrieff-footprints-of-london-6750753789

All walks can be offered as private tours

Joanna Moncrieff is a qualified City of Westminster and Clerkenwell & Islington Tour Guide and since 2009 has created and led walks both in Central London and her own neck of the woods in Walthamstow and Chingford.

A Westminster Walks event.