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Seeking shelter in Camden

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meet at King's Cross tube exit by Crestfield Street

Euston Road

King's Cross

NW1 2RY

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by Camden Tour Guides Association in support of C4WS Homeless Project


C4WS Homeless Project (the Churches Cold Weather Shelter) is the Mayor of Camden's charity this year.


For 200 years people have arrived in the borough of Camden to work and to find a home. Many didn't find a true home here, but lived in casual housing or squalid overcrowding. Over the years the face of homelessness has changed many times but has never gone away.

In this walk, Camden guides will show you where Dickens was evicted, where Orwell's home was a four-foot-wide cubicle, and where Alan Bennett gave shelter to the "Lady in the Van". Where and how a community became London's archetypal slum, and what government, the church and philanthropy did to try to help. We'll also see some of the churches which take part in the C4WS scheme by giving food shelter and practical help to rough sleepers on the thirteen coldest weeks of the year.

The walk takes about two hours and starts at King's Cross and ends in Camden Town.

CTGA is not charging for the walk but will collect donations to C4WS Homeless Project (the Churches Cold Weather Shelter), which is the Mayor of Camden's charity this year. Suggested donation £10 for waged people.

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