Jane Parker

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Look up, look down, look around you – it's all hiding in plain view

My guided walks are friendly strolls that encourage people to be a little bit more aware of their surroundings. I have lived in North Islington for 30 years and many of my tours centre around Holloway and Upper Street highlighting the details that have long intrigued and inspired me such as old signage and ghostsigns, social housing, Art Deco, pubs, shops and our ever-changing high streets. I also like to take people off the beaten track to discover lesser-known, almost hidden, places – I really love it when a local says “oh, I didn’t know this was here!”


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03jun11:0013:001930s Art Deco architecture in Finsbury and Shoreditch11:00 - 13:00 Guide: Jane Parker

06jun12:0013:30Look At The Estate We're In – philanthropy and social housing12:00 - 13:30 Guide: Jane Parker

09jun11:0012:30Ghostsigns of Islington – the writing's on the wall11:00 - 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

09jun14:3016:00Boxes, Babies, Beans and Bras14:30 - 16:00 Guide: Jane Parker

11jun16:0017:30Kings Cross Ghostsigns - social history told through advertising16:00 - 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

12jun18:3020:001930s Art Deco architecture in Finsbury and Shoreditch18:30 - 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

13jun18:3020:30Waterways, Wharves and Windmills18:30 - 20:30 Guide: Jane Parker

16jun11:0012:30Ghostsigns of Holloway - hand-painted history on the walls of N711:00 - 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

16jun16:0017:30Showmen, strength and speed – the Angel's ancient Inns16:00 - 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

19jun16:0017:30The Only Way is Essex Road16:00 - 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

20jun18:3020:00The Oxford Street Of The North - Holloway's Victorian Heyday18:30 - 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

22jun11:0012:30The Diary of a Nobody - Mr Pooter's Victorian Holloway11:00 - 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

22jun16:0018:00Waterways, Wharves and Windmills16:00 - 18:00 Guide: Jane Parker

24jun11:0012:30Art Deco Arsenal - architectural statements of the 1930s11:00 - 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

24jun14:3016:00Art Deco Holloway - architectural delights of the 1930s14:30 - 16:00 Guide: Jane Parker

26jun18:3020:00Ghostsigns of Islington – the writing's on the wall18:30 - 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

30jun15:0016:301930s Art Deco architecture in Finsbury and Shoreditch15:00 - 16:30 Guide: Jane Parker


01jul18:3020:00Look At The Estate We're In – philanthropy and social housing18:30 - 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

08jul18:3020:00Boxes, Babies, Beans and Bras18:30 - 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

11jul11:0012:30The Only Way is Essex Road11:00 - 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

11jul18:3020:30Waterways, Wharves and Windmills18:30 - 20:30 Guide: Jane Parker

30jul10:3012:30Waterways, Wharves and Windmills10:30 - 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

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