£9 – £12

Bygone Brands and Businesses – Ghostsigns of Upper Holloway

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Upper Holloway

London

N19 5RQ

United Kingdom

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This walking tour is like a potted version of my website which is all about "the wonderful little details on, around and above London's streets" such as ghostsigns, doorway mosaics, carved reliefs, coal hole covers, pub names, boot scrapers, markers, plaques and signage.

On this 90-minute stroll through Upper Holloway I will show you a range of these ghosts including at least six hand-painted wall ads, commonly known today as ghostsigns. These were commissioned both by well-known companies to advertise their branded products and by local business keen to attract passing trade.

At each of the stops along this one and half mile route you will learn about the companies and people behind the signs – stories of big brands, local businesses, busy factories, innovations, health and transport.

The walk finishes near the Nags Head junction of Holloway, convenient for many bus services and a short walk from Holloway Road or Finsbury Park tube stations. There are plenty of food and drink opportunities in the area for after-walk contemplation.

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The specific meeting point will be on your ticket

Please note that online sales end one hour before the tour commences.
For last-minute bookings or updates please call me prior to the tour start time on 07941 475003.

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Also see my Ghostsigns of Lower Holloway tour covering over ten hand-painted ghostsigns and lots more.
And my Ghostsigns of Islington (Angel/UpperStreet area) a tour linking twelve hand-painted ghostsigns.

For more on ghostsigns across London – please see my blog.

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Scroll down to the bottom see my other walks which include:

• Art Deco (Holloway/Arsenal)
• Ghostsigns (Hand-painted wall ads in Holloway/Islington)
• The Oxford Street of The North (Holloway in the late Victorian and Edwardian period)
• Pubs and Taverns of Holloway Rd (short and long tours available)
• The Only Way Is Essex Road (historical innovations and highlights)
• Green and Pleasant Islington (open spaces and hidden places)

Coming soon
– The Pubs and Taverns of Upper Street, Islington
– The Estate We're In (Islington's social housing)
– What a Relief (sculptural embellisment in WC2)
– Bloomsbury Parks and Squares
– Legal London

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FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age – children aged 5 or younger are welcome at no charge.
However, please note that all other children up to age 15 must be accompanied by an adult – one child per paying adult.

Where exactly does this tour start?

Details of the meeting point will be on your ticket.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please don't waste time and resources printing out your ticket.
I will have a list of attendees on the day, although it would be wise to make a note of your booking reference

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

As you can appreciate, transfers/reassignments do not apply to those who just do not show up.

However, in cases of illness or unforseen circumstances I will be happy to transfer your booking to another walk on another date as long as you let me know at least two hours before the booked walk is due to start.

Or perhaps you might be able to offer your ticket to a friend ... please see the next question...

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

This is fine – just email/text me the name of the person who will be taking your place.

Is this tour suitable for wheelchairs?

The walk will be mostly on standard pavements and should not pose any problems further to those experienced on an average high street.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: jane@janeslondon.com
Mobile: +44(0)7941 475003

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Upper Holloway

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