Due to the great interest in the history walk the Friends of Fortune Green organised last year, they are repeating it on Sunday April 19th, 2:00 to 3:30pm.
Elaine Wein will once again lead the walk. She is a City of London and City of Westminster guide and a founder member of Camden Tour Guides Association.
The walk starts outside the West Hampstead Tube Station. After the walk the group will go to David’s Deli for light refreshments. The walk is free (refreshments not included), but donations are welcome.
If you would like to join us please email moc.l1503475247iamg@1503475247neerg1503475247enutr1503475247of1503475247 to book, as places are limited.
Hidden Secrets of West Hampstead and Fortune Green
Starting at West Hampstead tube station, we will discover one of the greatest mistakes in musical history and learn about the area’s famous musical heritage. We will hear about the mansions that lined West End Lane and some famous residents, from the wealthiest man in England, to famous artists and the pioneer of the tabloid newspaper, to the most unpopular local businessmen who was a hero to some but a villain to others.
Once so quiet you could once hear Big Ben chime and where Queen Victoria chose to take her country strolls among the hedgerows, we will wander past West Hampstead listed buildings, and discover where men watered whisky and where imported water was the downfall of a local woman.
We will visit Hampstead Cemetery where a funeral drew 50,000 mourners, and we will finish our walk at Fortune Green, once home to gypsies and German guns, now much loved by the Friends of Fortune Green.