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Camden has a history that not everyone knows about. Come and hear Shirley Fortune give the breakdown of the area's Black history.


Bloomsbury - now the medical and educational centre of London. Famous for its charming garden squares and elegant Georgian houses. But there is also an African/Caribbean history here with 'black fingerprints' running through its heart - if you know where to look!


On this tour we hear about:

  • The railway worker who overturned a whites-only recruitment policy
  • One of the first Black women in higher education
  • The first known Black British editor
  • One of the UK's first civil rights group
  • Pride and Prejudice within the British Museum


Led by Shirley Fortune, a fully qualified guide, this walk will take you around the Camden area looking at its history from a different angle.

Camden's Black History

  • Date of next walk: Contact Avril's Walks and Talks 

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    Meeting Point: outside Euston Main Line Station; take Exit 1 (Eversholt Street), and wait outside Marks and Spencer Food Store

    Please ensure you arrive on time as we do not wait for latecomers and there are no refunds for no shows. 

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