Hackney Wick: See It While It Lasts

Thanks to some last minute cancellations, we still have several places on tomorrow’s Hackney Council walk around the wonder that is Hackney Wick. This guided tour – including art, social and industrial history & heritage – will show you why this very special alternative East London location by the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is well…

October Walks & Runs with Hackney Tours

Autumn is upon us, judging by those clouds outside. All the more reason to get out and enjoy the changing of the seasons as the leaves turn brown and thoughts turn to Halloween, Bonfire Night and our other rituals marking the passing of time. As mounting research shows, it’s good to be amongst nature; you’ve…

Talking Gentrification at Germany’s Documenta Art Fair

Documenta is Germany’s 5-yearly art fair in the relatively quiet city of Kassel. Almost completely destroyed by British bombers in WW2, the new city has been hosting this massive event since 1955 as part of a ‘fresh start’ for a then new Federal Republic of Germany. Along with academic Sarah Scarsbrook, Hackney Tours was invited…

Sport suffers by the Lee as Olympic security zone expands

It’s reasonable to suggest that to make a global spectacle omelette, you need to crack a few eggs. The London 2012 Olympics will be one mightily large dish, presented on a multimedia platter and sampled by some 4bn across the world. But when the Games mean the loss of your own amenities, it leaves a…

Hackney Tours on France 24 Olympic Report

This report from France 24 last week opens with yours truly and goes on to ask some good questions about what is being done for local residents before – and pertinently after – the Games: France 24: 100 Days to Go

NEXT ‘NEVER MIND THE ‘LIMPIKS HERE’S HACKNEY’ WALKING TOUR

“NEVER MIND THE ‘LIMPIKS HERE’S HACKNEY” WALKING TOUR, AS SEEN IN GUARDIAN ONLINE: Sat 21 & 28 Apr; 5 May 2.30pm Hackney Wick Rail 2hrs; ends at Olympic Park View Tube (Pudding Mill Lane DLR) £10 (£8 concs) in advance (book here) or £12/£10 on the day. It’s huge, it’s in Hackney

NEVER MIND THE ‘LIMPIKS WALKING TOUR SAT, AS SEEN IN GUARDIAN ONLINE

The walking tour we gave the Guardian newspaper is now online, and we’re running the tour this Saturday, so come on down and check it out! NEVER MIND THE ‘LIMPIKS WALKING TOUR, AS SEEN IN GUARDIAN ONLINE: Sat 25th Feb, 11am Hackney Wick Rail 1.5-2hrs; ends at Olympic Park View Tube (Pudding Mill Lane DLR)…

International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month walk: Feminism, Fame & Infamy: From Mary Wollstonecraft to Occupy – How Hackney Women Have Shaped Our World

SPECIAL ‘INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY’ & ‘WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH’ WALK: FEMINISM, FAME & INFAMY: FROM MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT TO OCCUPY – HOW HACKNEY WOMEN HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD Sun 4th March, 2pm Stoke Newington Rail Stn N16 2hrs; ends near Dalston; £9 (£7 concs). Please book if you can! Special version ending with a short tour of…