Jen Pedlar 'Queen of Archway' and dear friend of map gift shop is leading a series of guided walk titled 'Archway my Way' over the next few months.
Archway is in the throes of regeneration; its brutalist tower is in the process of being re-clad and turned into flats, the controversial gyratory system is soon to be abolished. But this is just another chapter in Archway's long history.
left. archway tower in full brutalist glory, centre. archway tower now shrouded during cladding, right.
archway tower of the future.
On this walk you will, see the place where Dick Whittington famously turned again. Learn why a bridge was built where there should have been a tunnel. Hear why priests disguised themselves to buy a pub. Stand on a point that's at the same level as the top of the dome of St Paul's & get fabulous panoramic views from some of the highest points in London.
Left. map gift shop in 1904 and 2014 right top Whittington's cat right centre. views from Archway Bridge, right bottom Archway Bridge (also known as suicide bridge)
And what's more..... if you fancy a bit of retail therapy, this is possibly the only guided walk that exits through the gift shop!
This circular walk starts at Archway tube station (meet in the ticket hall) and lasts about two hours - you can book tickets through eventbrite! We'll post more information about future dates soon!