Literary Finchley

Literary Finchley - Walk
30th May 2014

Meet Finchley Central Station 10.30 for a walk: Literary Finchley £5.00

Paul Baker qualified as a City of London guide in 2003. As well as conducting walks in the City and the West End, he has been leading walks in Barnet since 2004.

An ancient road links two villages, Church End and East End, better known today as Finchley Central and East Finchley. Along the way, you'll see lands once owned by the Knights Templar, and a former Manor House which is haunted by a suspected lover of Anne Boleyn. You'll also see Finchley's connections to famous writers -- Charles Dickens, Sir Edmund Gosse and Will Self, amongst others -- and painters -- William Hogarth, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Ford Madox Brown. We'll also hear about the writings of Inky Stephens, and the close connection between his father and one of the greatest and most dearly loved of the Romantic poets.