This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | [email protected] to make a booking.
Euston Tube Stop (meet in the ticket hall of Euston Underground Station)
Guided by Charlie
Long read: Mary Wollstonecraft, the great early feminist, lived in Somers Town. And died there – died shaking with a fever soon after her daughter was born. That daughter was the great early novelist, Mary Shelley. This walk explores the Somers Town they knew – a place of poverty and political exiles and refugees and revolutionaries. We’ll see where she lived, a home Wollstonecraft set up on radical principles with the anarchist William Godwin in the Polygon, itself a radical housing scheme. We’ll visit the secret graveside spot where that philanderer Percy Bysshe Shelley used to wait for his 16-year-old lover Mary. Two centuries after Frankenstein’s monster first appeared we’ll track down – and get the measure of – some of the influences which shaped that most enduring and compelling of characters from English literature.
Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town takes place at TBA on TBA.
To go on the Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town walk meet Charlie in the ticket hall of Euston Underground Station.
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If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley in Somers Town – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Niamh or Peter or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
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