Walk tour – the Kray twins

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Date(s) – 28/03/2015
2:00 pm


Highbury and Islington tube station

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Join our society as we walk across west Hackney from the leafy beauty of Canonbury to the ‘brutality’ of Bethnal Green riddled by the Kray twins. Iconic sights of the walk will include Canonbury Hall featured in Wolf Hall, Hugh Myddleton’s New River, elegant De Beauvoir Square, Regents Canal, Arnold Circus (London’s first council estate on the site of the country’s worst slum). The walk will end in the Blind Beggar pub on Mile End Road, where Ronnie Kray gunned down George Cornell in the 1960s – and no-one saw a thing!

A walk of contrasts through the life of the Kray twins in a little known slice of north east London.

Time: 2:00pm
Cost: £10
Meeting point: Highbury and Islington tube station


Bookings are closed for this event.


About the Author:

Samantha Watson is a trained journalist and digital communications specialist. Her career spans working as a local reporter to writing for national and international publications including the historical New York Amsterdam News. She has worked extensively with a number of charities to develop communication strategies, and implement digital media plans to enhance engagement and campaigning. As a former participant on the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) she has a keen interest in how international communities campaign and engage both socially and politically. Twitter: @peeksawa www.samanthawatson.org.uk