Charles Booth Walks
Charles Booth Walks
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Charles Booth walks offers London walking tours that use Charles Booth's Victorian poverty maps to find routes through some of London's most fascinating and historic quarters.Literature, architecture, history and geography combine to excavate the past, present and future. We also offer literary and general history tours. Highly rated by The Guardian and Huffington Post.
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Margaret L
United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Sean is an excellent guide, turning the virtual tours into an art form! I have taken part in three "walks" so far, from the comfort of my own home, and have learned so much more about the areas of London we have covered. The Whitechapel Booth Tour was brilliant, using the original maps and descriptions to bring the Victorian period in this area to life, whilst also bringing us right up to date by effortlessly weaving in the more recent history. I would recommend these walks to anyone who has any interest at all in London and its inhabitants.
Written November 7, 2020
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stoneyground
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
We attended a virtual walk of Charles Booth's Deptford during Covid restrictions. The first time we've attended anything like this online and we really enjoyed it. Sean was extremely knowledgeable of the area and some of the accounts he gave from original Booth documents really brought the area to life. There was plenty of other interesting facts about the area from various important historical moments along with a good insight into the demographics and architecture of Deptford, which even though I am not overly familiar with, was engrossing. I'd highly recommend taking advantage of resources such as this from the comfort of your own home!
Written February 25, 2021
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BRwelsh
Cotter, AR13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I took a virtual tour of Charles Booth's Whitechurch/Spitalfields. The Guide was fantastic! He read clips from contemporary sources and provided old and new photos. He tracked the tour on the map so we could place each building.
Well worth every penny.
Written August 14, 2020
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anonKingston
Kingston upon Thames, UK163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyed a virtual talk by Sean on Charles Booth’s Whitechapel. An hour of fascinating information presented in a clear and interesting style with time for questions at the end. Sean is clearly very knowledgeable about the area and Booth’s work and can put this over in a really entertaining way. I will be signing up for other talks!
Written January 5, 2021
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SiouxieSioux
London4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I've been on two of Sean's walks now - the Charles Booth walk in real life, back in the good ol' days when we could actually walk around London, and the 'A New Sensibility- the literature of 18C Covent Garden' talk, virtually via Zoom. Both were brilliant. Sean is extremely knowledgeable, amiable, and his enthusiasm for history is contagious. I was accompanied by my 15 year old son and 18 year old daughters, who all enjoyed the experience. I will definitely look out for other talks by Sean.
Written July 18, 2020
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Ivanhoe123
Chesterfield, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We really enjoyed Sean Patterson's presentation of Charles Booth's Victorian Whitechapel yesterday. He made the grimness of the place 130 odd years ago very real but also the fascinating mix of people living there at the time. Highly recommended. Thank you Sean.
Written August 29, 2020
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hthomas87
london13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I did the virtual 'Walk' westward from Greenwich yesterday with Sean Patterson, and enjoyed it very much. I look forward to being able to get out and walk the route non-virtually. I would definitely do another session with this guide.
The combination of photographs, maps and old illustrations made it come alive.
Written February 23, 2021
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John C
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
What a treat! Sean has taken his in-person Booth walks and turned them into very compelling Zoom tutorials. His depth of knowledge, good humour and pacing make the sessions an absolute joy. We have done both Deptford and Westminster and encourage all who know or don't know the areas to join a tour.
Written October 30, 2020
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Sal24London
Reading, UK232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I joined the "Charles Booths" Virtual Zoom tour after seeing the event advertised in Facebook. I live near London and I have been missing this kind of tour during the last year. It is something that I have always enjoyed. The virtual tour was a great alternative to the real thing. The presenter was very good and I look forward to doing some face-to-face tours with him, when we are allowed again. In the meantime, virtual will have to do!
Written February 22, 2021
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Julie-Ann S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I have gone on two of Sean Patterson’s virtual walks this lockdown - the Devil’Mile (Westminster) and Clerkenwell. Both were highly informative, fun and well presented with plenty of opportunity for participants to ask questions. I learned a lot about the areas and the people who lived there and will definately be going on another tour soon - I would highly recommend it.
Written November 23, 2020
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