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Bloomsbury health walks

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Bloomsbury health walks

The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens invites you on brisk walks around Bloomsbury to improve your circulation and increase your weekly step count.  

Walks are led by the expert Camden Guides and include a brief stop at the halfway point to hear a few fascinating facts about the location before walking on.  

Please note, this is a wellbeing walk, not a guided tour. 

How it works 

Just turn up on the day for a one hour walk. Spaces are limited and walks go ahead in all weathers. Joining the walks is free. 

Upcoming walks  

Saturday 24 February 

Where: 12pm at Brunswick Square (centre)  

Theme: Meet the world's first clown

Wednesday 28 February

Where: 12pm at Marchmont Community Gardens 

Theme: Meet a writer in Tavistock Square 

Thursday 7 March 

Where: 11am Red Lion Square (cafe)

Theme: The amazing history of the Foundling Hospital 

Wednesday 13 March

Where: 12pm at St George's Gardens (west gate) 

Theme: Fitzrovia's hidden gem

Monday 18 March

Where: 12.30pm Tavistock Square (centre)

Theme: Learn about a naval commander and early democrat 

Thursday 28 March

Where: 12pm at Russell Square (fountains) 

Theme: Discover an art deco modernist masterpiece

Monday 1 April

Where: 11.30am at Bedford Square 

Theme: Visit a place that impressed Hogarth and Dickens   

Tuesday 9 April

Where: 1pm at Queen Square (centre) 

Theme: The hunt for a "ghost" police station

Monday 15 April 

Where: 12pm at Bloomsbury Square (centre) 

Theme: Learn about the women who immortalised a lost generation

Thursday 25 April

Where: 11am at Gordon Square (cafe) 

Theme: A walk from one college to another

Saturday 4 May

Where: 12pm at Mecklenburgh Square 

Theme: Meet a musical small coal man

Wednesday 8 May

Where: 12pm at Brunswick Square (centre)  

Theme: Learn about a hotel's link to the RMS Titanic

Monday 13 May

Where: 11am at Marchmont Community Gardens 

Theme: A walk to the heart of the Bedford Estate

Wednesday 22 May

Where: 12pm at Red Lion Square (cafe) 

Theme: A short walk to Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 28 May

Where: 1pm St George's Gardens (west gate) 

Theme: A visit to an unusual new park within a very old setting

Tuesday 4 June

Where: 12pm at Bedford Square  

Theme: Discover three firsts in a London square

Tuesday 11 June

Where: 11.30am at Russell Square (fountains) 

Theme: Marvel at the Cathedral of Railways

Tuesday 18 June

Where: 1pm at Bedford Square  

Theme: Hunt out the best of Bloomsbury's Blooms

Monday 24 June

Where: 12pm at Queen Square (centre) 

Theme: The rise and fall of a Victorian mesmerist


Visit the Bloomsbury Squares website for more information on the gardens. Sessions are run on a volunteer basis by qualified Camden Guides.