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In Vincent's Footsteps- from Covent Garden office to Stockwell lodgings

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WC2E 9JT

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Vincent Van Gogh lived at 87 Hackford Road in Stockwell for a year between August 1873 and 1874. He fell in love with British culture and was inspired by the art he saw in the UK. He was working at Goupil and Company, an Art Dealers in Covent Garden, and he walked to and from work.

The first part of this tour follows Vincent's footsteps in a 3½ mile (5½ km) walk between his workplace and his lodgings, exploring what London would have been like in the early 1870s. The walk goes by the river Thames along what was then the newly built Victoria Embankment and crosses Westminster Bridge which Van Gogh sketched on some Goupil and Co headed note paper. Then after walking through Kennington we get to the house in Hackford Road, where we have a 45 minute exclusive interior tour (included in the price).

Visitors will have a chance to learn about the Hackford Road house and its most famous tenant. The tour is an opportunity to gain insight into the house's future as a site for artist residencies and to view artefacts uncovered during the recent renovation and conservation of the house, providing a glimpse into the stories hidden within its walls.

Please note the house at Hackford Road dates from the 1820s and has small rooms on three floors with a steep narrow staircase. Because of this, it may be difficult for people with mobility issues - in particular it is not possible to accomodate wheelchairs.




Some recent reviews:

***** Highly recommended.
I thoroughly enjoyed retracing Vincent's steps from his workplace in Covent Garden to his Stockwell lodgings today. Stephen is a very knowledgeable guide who is wonderfully enthusiastic on the subject and helps vividly bring the era and locality to life. So much to see and understand and thats before you even get to the lodgings.

Lucy U, November 2019

Really enjoyed the recent In Vincent’s Footsteps Walk from Covent Garden to Stockwell. A cold day, but Stephen kindly arranged some sunshine to make ideal conditions for an informative and interesting walk. Great opportunity at the end to visit Van Gough’s (sic) lodgings and the work being done to develop the property as an arts centre.

Chris, November 2019



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