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Virtual Walk: Historic Walthamstow (London)

Description

Join qualified guide Joanna Moncrieff on a virtual tour exploring Walthamstow in north-east London.

There’s so much more to Walthamstow than just its famous mile-long market. Its history is not what you might think either but the grand tombs in St Mary’s Churchyard offer a bit of a clue.  Our virtual tour starts at the teenage home of William Morris which was later home to plagiarist and publisher Edward Lloyd who brought to us the tale of Sweeney Todd.

Using old and new maps and images Joanna will lead you along the streets of Walthamstow including down a set of mews built by a local butcher/property developer, past the Greek style theatre hidden within a school and past a remnant from Robert Smirke’s General Post Office.

We will virtually visit the real and original Walthamstow Village with its Ancient House, almshouses, workhouse and church and hear how

 

About the walk leader/speaker:  Joanna Moncrieff is a qualified City of Westminster and Clerkenwell and Islington Tour Guide. Joanna has been leading guided walks and more recently virtual tours in the West End, Clerkenwell & Islington, Walthamstow and Chingford since 2009.

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