06. June 2020 - 11:00 till 12:30
Russell Square, London
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Healing, Filming, Drinking and Driving - Hidden Bloomsbury Deco | Saturday, 06. June 2020

An alternative Bloomsbury Art Deco walk. 

We'll begin with a couple of well-known 1930s constructions in the vicinity, including the building in this picture which is often referred to as one of the best examples of this architectural style.

Then we travel eastwards to admire other often overlooked or unnoticed gems hiding in plain sight in the lesser-used backstreets – residential and office developments, hospitals, education hubs, manufactories and bars. 

See some wonderful examples of Streamline Moderne, Jazz Age metalwork, carved reliefs and curtain walls. Learn about innovative industries and institutions and see how people lived, worked and socialised.

At the end of the walk please join me for a drink and a chat inside a 1930s pub which still retains most of its original features.


Our journey starts at Russell Square and ends near Grays Inn.

Duration: just over 90 minutes – but please allow 2 hours for questions and discussions.

The exact meeting point for the walk will be sent to you via email after purchase of your ticket(s).

This tour is often scheduled on the same day as my other Art Deco walks – please check here


"[Art Deco Holloway] was a great walk... It included buildings I know, ones I walk past, and ones I confess have hardly registered on my consciousness. Now I feel I know the area on my doorstep much better, thanks to Jane. She weaves her own journey of discovery about the buildings and people who worked or lived there into the story, and her enthusiasm and fascination rubs off on you!"

More customer feedback here


For last-minute bookings, enquiries or updates please call me prior to the tour start time on 07941 475003. Please note that I do not check my phone after a walk has started because it's not fair on the other attendees.

My guiding style is inclusive, open and friendly.The walking tours I offer are all on subjects I am genuinely interested in – each highlights a different facet of my personality. I am specifically interested in the changing **** of our streets over time and how those changes have affected local communities and the social history of an area. I design and research every tour myself – and the research never ends.

To find out more please visit www.janeslondonwalks.com

For even more walking tours see www.footprintsoflondon.com



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age – children aged 5 or younger are welcome at no charge. However, please note that all other children up to age 15 must be accompanied by an ***** – one child per paying *****.


Can I just show up and pay on arrival?

No, I'm sorry – this is a ticketed event and spaces are limited – places must be booked in advance. 

Where exactly does this tour start?

Details of the exact meeting point will be on your booking confirmation and ticket which will be sent via email.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please don't waste time and resources printing out your ticket.I will have a list of attendees on the day, although it would be wise to make a note of your booking reference


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

As you can appreciate, transfers/reassignments do not apply to those who just do not show up.

However, in cases of illness or unforeseen circumstances I am happy to transfer your booking to another of my walks on another date as long as you let me know at least two hours before your booked walk is due to start.

Alternatively ...  you could offer your ticket to a friend ... please see the next question...


Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

This is fine – just email/text me the name of the person who will be taking your place – or just make it clear on arrival


Is this tour suitable for wheelchairs?

The walk will be mostly on standard pavements and should not pose any problems further to those experienced on an average high street.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: email: +44(0)7941 475003