Historic Highgate walking tour – London’s Secret Hilltop Village (including a rare opportunity to visit Highgate School Chapel)
Date: Saturday 22 June
Highgate – London’s Secret Hilltop Village (including a visit to Highgate School Chapel).
Description: In conjunction with the Highgate Festival Diane will be leading the following special tour of Highgate Village: Discover the history of Highgate with qualified London Blue Badge Tour Guide, Historian and Broadcaster Diane Burstein to hear about some interesting inhabitants past and present. Admire some 17th and 18th century homes which have attracted a wide variety of people including writers, actors, musicians and a Victorian Explorer. Discover the inhabitants of one of London’s hidden mansions. Stroll through Waterlow Park and view Lauderdale House where Charles II is reputed to have left Nell Gwynn. This tour includes the rare opportunity to view the interior of the Highgate School Chapel dating to 1867.
Diane Burstein is one of London’s best known and most versatile tour guides. She has made a name for herself with her Secret London feature on talk radio station LBC 97.3 FM and now makes regular contributions to BBC London 94.9’s Saturday Breakfast Shows. She is the author of a successful book “London Then and Now” which featured in BBC History magazine’s Top Ten Best Seller.A native Londoner, Diane brings to her tours the insider knowledge that only a true local can offer.
Diane holds the prestigious London Blue Badge ( the principal London Guiding qualification) and has a BA Honours Degree in English Literature and History.
Meet at 11am inside Highgate tube booking hall.
Time: 11:00AM – 1:30PM
Venue: Walk starts at Highgate underground station ticket hall
To book: http://secretlondonwalkingtours.co.uk/public-walks-2/
or book by calling 020 8445 0159