WALKING TOUR: Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps

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Woburn Walk

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To celebrate the publication of the new book, Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps, Thames & Hudson have teamed up with Charles Booth tour expert Sean Patterson to create a bespoke walking tour inspired by the world famous poverty maps.


Starting at Woburn Walk, we will learn about the evolution of the area at the edge of the Bedford Estate and how the strip of streets became trapped between a gentrifying Bedford Estate and the Euston Road, with some streets dropping from Blue to Black on Charles Booth’s map over the 1890s. Hear about the dark history of the now genteel looking Cartwright Terrace, the evolution of extant, the importance of social housing design, prostitution in Argyle Square and the evolution of the King’s Cross area. The tour will finish at Caledonian Crescent, reputed to have the smallest radius of any crescent in Europe.


Please meet at Woburn Walk at 1pm.



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