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Ghostsigns of Islington – the writing's on the wall

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Angel

Upper Street

Islington

London

N1 2UD

United Kingdom

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Lets make walking a pleasure*

The area around Angel Islington and Upper Street is rich in ghosted or faded signs of the past, commonly referred to as 'ghostsigns'. These are the old hand-painted advertisements on brick walls such the example created for this event header pic which is an adaptation of one of the signs you'll see on the tour.

This hand-crafted and labour-intensive form of advertising might seem strange to us today, with our large-format printing, lightboxes and interactive bus shelter ads, but 100 years ago painted signs like this were commonplace – high street buildings were barely visible beneath a patchwork of signage for branded products, well-known shops and local tradesmen.

On this 90-minute walking tour you will see many surviving signs of this type and at each stop you'll hear about the businesses, people or products behind them. I will also point out other types of 'ghostsigns' along the way.

*This apt phrase is on one of the signs along the route.

Please note this does nor start at Angel station – The specific meeting point will be on your emailed confirmation and ticket – it starts near Islington Town Hall and finishes close to Angel tube station.

My other Islington ghostsign walk along and above the Regent's Canal is often scheduled on the same day – please check my listings


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For last-minute bookings or updates please call me prior to the tour start time on 07941 475003.

To see all my walks please visit www.janeslondonwalks.com

Footprints of London website

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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.

Can I just show up and pay on arrival?

No, I'm sorry – this is a ticketed event and spaces are limited – places must be booked in advance.


Where exactly does this tour start?

Details of the exact meeting point will be on your booking confirmation and ticket which will be sent via email.


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 of my walks on another date as long as you let me know at least two hours before your booked walk is due to start.

Alternatively ... 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

Jane ParkerMy guiding style is inclusive, open and friendly. I design and research every tour myself – in fact, the research never ends.
The walking tours I offer are all on subjects I am genuinely interested in – each highlights a different facet of my personality. I am specifically interested in the changing face of our streets over time and how those changes have affected local communities and the social history of an area.
Please see my website for more information.

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Angel

Upper Street

Islington

London

N1 2UD

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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