Welcome to Jaywalks
London and Enfield Walks, Talk and Courses
Hi, I’m Joe Studman – Local History Guide and Speaker.
Join me on one of my London guided tours, my guided walks and talks in Enfield or on my Local History Course.
You can also hire me to lead a walk or give an illustrated talk for your group.
Telephone: 07875 537 295
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Spring Events 2019
January-June 2019 brochure is now available. If you want me to email you a pdf or post a hard copy please ask.
Forty Hall are now taking bookings for my next 10 week LOCAL HISTORY COURSE starting 24th April. To book a place copy and paste the following link. For details see my latest brochure or go to history course page.
All walks cost £5.00 per person, £4.00 concessions. Talks at Jubilee Hall cost £3.00 inc Tea & Coffee.
As from 2019 any NEW walk will have to be booked through Eventbrite and are highlighted below.
There’s no need to book my other walks. Just turn up on the day and pay.
Walks take about 90minutes. Talks last about 60 minutes.
Tuesday 5th March 2019
Meet Stepney Green Station 11am
Wonderful Georgian Architecture rubs shoulders with typical East End terraces and Social Housing. A true conservation area with a Saxon Parish Church at its centre.
Saturday 16th March 2019
Meet Rotherhithe Station 11am
This riverside hamlet reveals the story of the docks and associated industries
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Meet Old Street Tube at the top of the ramp of exit(subway) one. At the junction of City Road and Old Street
An area rich in theatres, Georgian Squares and Industry. All will be revealed.
Sunday 24th March 2019
SILVER STREET & PYMMES BROOK
Meet Silver Street Station Edmonton 2pm
Two workhouses, Millfield, Weir Hall, Pymmes house and The Inn of Eight Happinesses.
Wednesday 27th March 2019
TALK: THE NEW RIVER
Jubilee Hall 2, Parsonage Lane Enfield EN2 0AJ 2.30pm
It has made a significant contribution to the topography of Enfield for 400 years but its importance goes way beyond our region.
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
CITY OPEN SPACES
Meet St Paul’s Underground by Cafe Nero 11am
The City boasts 200 parks, piazzas, churchyards and gardens. We will sample a selection and uncover some anecdotes and histories attached to them.
Saturday 13th April 2019
NEW WALK IN THE SHADOW OF WESTMINSTER NEW WALK
Meeting point will be advised on booking
In the backstreets around Millbank we discover hidden squares, churches, prison and the usual array of architecture.
Booking is through EVENTBRITE at
Wednesday 24th April 2019
TALK: THE LOST BUILDINGS OF SOUTHGATE
Jubilee Hall 2 Parsonage Lane Enfield EN2 oAJ 2.30pm
The Taylors & Walkers purchased & demolished any house that came on the market that they could see from their windows. Wanton destruction of the first green belt?
Sunday 28th April 2019
CHASE SIDE & GENTLEMANS ROW
Meet Enfield Chase station 2pm
Plague pits, workhouses and murders rub shoulders with Charles Lamb and the gentry of Enfield on this walk.
Tuesday 7th May 2019
MONASTERIES, MARKETS & MERCHANTS
Meet Tower Hill Station by Trinity Square Gardens 11am
Medieval London uncovered on this journey around the North Eastern quarter of The City
Saturday 18th May 2019
Meet Liverpool Street Station. Exit in Liverpool Street by McDonalds 11am
The theme for this walk is travel but we explore it via contemporary sculptures that surround the station.
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
TALK:ENFIELD IN 14th CENTURY
Jubilee Hall 2 Parsonage Lane Enfield EN2 0AJ 2.30pm
Black Death, 100 year war, Peasants revolt all impinged our area. David Pam called these “The Hungry Years” with good reason.
Sunday 26th May 2019
Meet Palmers Green Station 2.00pm
Meet Billy Biscuit, visit Loch Melville and hear about the elopement in a laundry basket.
Tuesday 4th June 2019
THE GEORGIAN CITY
Meet Bank Station exit three by Royal Exchange 11am
A surprising number of Georgian buildings survive in the Square Mile. This was the age of The Linen draper as well as the beginnings of the financial institutions that dominate The City today.
Saturday 15th June 2019
NEW WALK EAST OF THE TOWER NEW WALK
Meeting point will be advised on booking
In the area between Whitechapel & Wapping you can still experience the atmosphere of Industrial London
Booking is through Eventbrite at:
Wednesday 26th June 2019
20th CENTURY ENFIELD WOMEN. Florence Dugdale and Edna Clarke Hall
Jubilee Hall 2, Parsonage Lane Enfield EN2 0AJ 2.30pm doors open 2pm
Florence has an Enfield cultural hub named after her. She had visions of becoming a great writer but had to settle for becoming the 2nd wife of Thomas Hardy. Edna however was a true artist.
Sunday 30th June 2019
LAVENDER HILL CEMETERY
Meet Gordon Hill Station 1.45 or Lavender Hill Cemetery Gates 2pm
Enfield’s Victorian & Edwardian history is revealed as we wander around the graves of the great & good.