Walking tours

Hammersmith London - Lyric Square

ArtsFest marks the start of HammersmithLondon Summer Festival, now in its 10th year. Guided walks, live theatre, deck chairs, Wimbledon, live streaming from the Royal Opera House all on Lyric Square and all FREE! For more info go online or visit the cabin on Lyric Square.
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Events and activities throughout HF ArtsFest 2017 // Guided walk - Saturday 3rd June 11:00-12:00
Lyric Square
Free

Free Guided Walk: Memories of Hammersmith

As part of the London Festival of Architecture and HF ArtsFest, visit Hammersmith library and the Lyric theatre. Admire the architecture of these two iconic buildings, hear about the local memories encapsulated there and explore these vital culture resources for the community.
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Saturday 3rd June 2017 11:00-12:00 Meet: Hammersmith tube station (by the statue), 11:00
Lyric Square
Free

Summer Festival in the Square

HF ArtsFest marks the start of HammersmithLondon Summer Festival, now in its 10th year. Guided walks, live theatre, deck chairs, Wimbledon, live streaming from the Royal Opera House all on Lyric Square and all FREE! For more info go online or visit the cabin on Lyric Square.
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Saturday 3rd from 11.00 a.m.
Lyric Square
Free

Capturing Blythe House Tour

Bring your camera, or camera phone, or tablet, along to this extensive walking tour of the joint Museums’ site at Blythe House. Lead by the manager, participants will be taken to different parts of the building, including the roof if fine, to take photos.
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Monday 5th June 10:30-12:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Refashioned: a look at recycling in the V&A’s Textiles & Fashion Collection Tour

A behind the scenes tour of the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study of Textiles and Fashion stores, followed by a discussion on recycling in fashion. From 1820s silks, to jewellery constructed from plastic bags, see fashion’s long history of remaking through the V&A’s collection.
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Tuesday 6th June 11:00-12:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Scientific Wonders Tour

A chance to come behind the scenes and be inspired by the scientific wonders in the Science Museum’s objects stores. Not just for the scientifically minded, artist too might find inspiration in objects ranging from astronomy to medicine via transport and much more besides.
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Tuesday 6th June 15:00-16:30
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Jewish émigré designers, and other tales from the Archives

A tour of the stores to learn about some of the more unusual moments in the V&A’s long and colourful history, as well as delve into our fascinating archives relating to Jewish émigré designers who helped shape the 20th century.
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Tuesday 6th June 11:30-12:30
Blythe House
Free - Booking Essential TO BOOK : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hf-arts-fest-jewish-emigre-designers-and-other-tales-from-the-vas-archives-tickets-34617808798

CANCELLED Artists’ Textiles in the V&A’s Collection Tour

A walking introduction to the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study & Conservation of Textiles & Fashion, followed by an opportunity to see some examples of artists’ textiles in the V&A’s collection, including print, weave and embroidery.
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Wednesday 7th June 11:00-12:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Arts & Crafts Hammersmith - Arts Walk along the Thames

A guided walk about Hammersmith's rich artistic heritage along the River Thames from The William Morris Society museum to Emery Walker’s House, Hammersmith Terrace. This area has been home to many artists including Turner, William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement.
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Thursday 8th June 14:30-15:30
The William Morris Society
£5

Backstage at the V&A’s Performance Collection Tour

The V&A holds one of largest archives relating to the history of performing arts. Rock, pop, ballet, opera, circus, pantomime, puppetry are all covered. One this introductory tour we will explore the stores, and look aspects of the performing arts in the UK, and local area.
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Thursday 8th June 14:30-15:30
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Scientific Wonders Tour

A chance to come behind the scenes and be inspired by the scientific wonders in the Science Museum’s objects stores. Not just for the scientifically minded, artist too might find inspiration in objects ranging from astronomy to medicine via transport and much more besides.
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Thursday 8th June 11:00-13:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Blythe Spirit, the past and present lives of Blythe House Tour

Built around 1900 Blythe House was once the headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank, then a film set, and for the last 30 years a centre for the study of the V&A’s collections. On this extensive informal walking tour we will go to the roof, if fine, take in the view of the local area and explore the current, and past, lives of Blythe House.
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Friday 9th June 14:00-16:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

The History of Bishop's Park

On this free guided walk, discover the fascinating history of Bishop’s Park. This beautiful and much loved local park was formed from meadows once belonging to the Bishop of London’s estate, Fulham Palace, and underwent an extensive restoration in 2011.
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Saturday 10th June 14:00-15:30
Bishop's Park
Free - Booking Advisable