Lambeth Tour Guides are offering seven free walks on Saturday 7 October – one every the hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm.
The walks are part of the London Local Guiding Day, which showcases the work of qualified tour guides across the capital.
Vauxhall’s rich history stretches back to Bronze Age activity on the Thames foreshore. In the spirit of the inventive and innovative Romans who were also here, Lambeth Guides have chosen the theme of Veni, Vidi Vauxhall for a walk back in time that reveals the remarkable characters and exciting events that thronged the Vauxhall shore.
Explore Vauxhall, launchpad of a hot air pioneer and where UK car manufacture began. Seek out the sites of Sandinista solidarity, secret agents and LGBTQI+ activity. Stay on for some Portuguese cuisine or a visit to one of Vauxhall’s many vibrant bars and cafes that cluster here.
When: Saturday 7 October 2023
Start at 10am, 11am,12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Duration: Each tour is 1 hour
Meet: Vauxhall Rail Station entrance, opposite the bus station. Be sure to check in at least 10mins before the tour time
Cost: Tours are free but please book ahead to secure your reservation
Visit Lambeth Tour Guides website to book your place: www.lambethtourguides.org
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London Local Guiding Day www.locallondonguidingday.com
Illustration: Royal Vauxhall Balloon crossing the Rhine near Coblenz, 1836