Unseen Tours: Camden Walking Tour: Art & Music in London’s Unseen Borough

Camden Walking Tour: Art & Music in London’s Unseen Borough

London, United Kingdom

Unseen Tours

Social Enterprise

2 hours
From$18 USDPer person

Unseen Tours is a social enterprise that engages those who have been affected by homelessness and provides them with support through guide training.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the historical borough of Camden while supporting employment efforts for people who have previously experienced homelessness.
  • View London from Primrose Hill and enjoy the iconic scenery.
  • Visit Camden’s famous pubs and music venues while learning about its history as a hub of music and creativity.

Tour revenue will be invested in supporting the local guides who have all been affected by homelessness.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday by appointment

  • Start Time

    2 PM

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Professionals

  • Languages

    English

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 30

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Camden is the center of everything creative in London, from music to fashion to art! Let a local guide share their first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden, from early Pink Floyd performing at the Roundhouse in 1966 through to the emerging Indie scene of the 1980s up to the establishment of Camden as the home of all the major Brit Pop artists of the 1990s.

Learn about the establishment of Camden Town and Primrose Hill during the Industrial Revolution and the recent gentrification of these areas. Experience the contrasts between poverty and homelessness in Camden Town and the opulence of Primrose Hill where many famous celebrities live. Visitors will also experience iconic views of London, discover hidden areas around Camden, and walk along the Regent’s Canal path. This tour will last 2 hours.

Vetted & Visited By

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Ellie Cleary
February 11, 2017
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Katy Clarke
February 11, 2017
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Hollie Tye
February 11, 2017

6 Visitor Reviews

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    Jan De Vries ●  Jun 28, 2017

    I liked the stories Mike told. As the Italians say: e non e vero, e ben trovato. I like Camden, thanks to the stories. The area is even more interesting to me.

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    Ellie Cleary ●  Feb 22, 2017

    Thank you for this wonderful experience - Mike was a fantastic guide who kept us entertained to the end of the tour with his stories about rock n roll Camden and his rockstar neighbors - this definitely is a tour of contrasts (as he calls it) and is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see another side of London. Most of all, Mike's story was incredibly moving and I'm happy to have found out about and supported such a worthy cause.

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    Hollie Tye ●  Feb 22, 2017

    For people looking to explore this side of London, with its vibrant culture and rich history, it would be a fantastic tour to join. The guides know the area really well and are happy to answer all your questions. The tour covers everything from the rise of rock to celebrities in the area to this day. There's lots of walking involved, part of the tour is climbing to the top of Primrose Hill, so a moderate fitness level is required. But for those wanting to explore the less central part of London, this tour is perfect!

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Tour Start Address

Outside Chalk Farm Tube, Adelaide Road NW3 2BP., London, England, United Kingdom

How To Get There

Visitors can take the northern line on the tube to Chalk Farm Station.

More About Unseen Tours

Mission

To empower homeless individuals to showcase their story, creativity, and resourcefulness by taking the general public on great tours to various parts of the city.

Main Programs

  • Social inclusion and poverty reduction

Awards & Recognition

TIME
Featured (2010)
TimeOut London
Featured (2015)
BBC
Featured (2013)
Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism
Award (2011)
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Winner (2015)