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Walk: Historic Walworth with Diane Burstein

Discover a rarely explored corner of South London which will surprise you


Discover a rarely explored corner of South London which will surprise you. Behind the busy Walworth Road you will find a church designed by eminent architect Sir John Soane, a garden farm, a Victorian workhouse and a vibrant street market.  Learn about famous past residents from scientists to film stars. Hear about the charismatic preacher, the housing reformer, the Pearly Kings and the Little Tramp.  Finish at the area’s newly restored local museum with a chance to explore some “cabinets of curiosities” amassed by a local resident.

Diane Burstein is a native Londoner, who 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.As a Further Education Lecturer, Diane teaches “Discovering London” courses for two Adult Education Colleges. 

Diane holds the prestigious London Blue Badge and has a BA Honours Degree in English Literature and History. 

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