Create Streets Foundation Walks

Discover London through one of our walking tours

Come and spend a morning exploring the history and architecture of the streets and gems of London.

Increased knowledge on how local planning works

Increased understanding of how to influence planning

Increased confidence and ability to take public action

Increased understanding of how to access funding

How does the programme work?

We can provide technical support on anything from a desk-based study to a viability assessment or the full co-design of your neighbourhood, working with external architects of your choice over an extended period of time. The range of support packages that you can apply for can be found in more detail below.

Timings

  • All Walks start from a café near an underground or overground station at 11am
  • All Walks finish at, or near, an underground or overground station, at approximately 1pm
  • For those who would like a caffeine fix before the Walk, we convene in the café from 10.30am
  • Further information on the café and location will be sent nearer the time

 

Chelsea

Date TBC

 

We will explore the “village of palaces”via an eclectic array of botanists and artists, and Don Saltero’s coffee house.

 What links the Chelsea Physic Garden to grapefruits and cotton?

 

Where we will start

  • Near Sloane Square tube station

 

Where we will end

  • Near Sloane Square and South Kensington tube stations

Peckham

Tuesday 8 October

Muriel Spark, Boudica, Only Fools and Horses, a Library and the Stirling Prize, and William Blake and an angel

Peckham Rye is Cockney Rhyming Slang for which item of clothing?

 

Where we will start and end

  • Near Peckham Rye overground station, and near plenty of bus stops towards Vauxhall and Victoria

 

Clerkenwell

Wednesday 16 October

Revolutionaries (Wat Tyler, Stalin and Lenin),  Monasteries (Carthusian), Residences (Hercule Poirot) and Prisons (the Clerkenwell House of Detention)

What links Farringdon station to the last public execution in London?

 

Where we will start and end

  • Near Farringdon tube station

Who should apply?

We are looking for local groups of people that are committed, organised, and want positively to influence local development, local streets or a specific site. We are also looking for sites where 50% of the area or population is in the 20% most deprived areas in England and which, with support:

Will improve street or public and private realm design

Will create new homes or restore old buildings

Will create the potential for broader influence

Will create impact, and have influence at early stage planning

Deprivation is calulated using LSOA ratings. You can calculate your neighbourhood area's using this map, here:

Where to start?

Join a scheduled tour

Get in touch for a bespoke tour

The Place Champions programme is designed to help you early on in the process. If this is not what you need then please do still get in touch and we may be able to suggest another organisation who can help you.