Lesley, a professionally qualified Islington and Camden guide, is intrigued by all things watery and how these features have shaped London’s development. So lost and hidden rivers, springs and wells, Thames tributaries and particularly canals are right up her street, or perhaps that should be watercourse? Living near the Regent’s Canal for over 30 years in Camden Town and Hackney, she walks the towpaths and basins in all seasons and weathers, watching derelict warehouses transform into luxury flats, swans nesting and cygnets hatching, boats navigating the locks and tunnels, children canoeing and much more. For watery storytelling of today, and a step back in time to horses and coal barges, do join her on one of our regular canal walks.