Idler Walks: A Georgian Walk round Hampstead with Harry Mount

Harry Mount|Saturday 19th January

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Hampstead by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Join Oldie editor Harry Mount for a Georgian walk round Hampstead

Tucked away on the northern hills of London, Hampstead – and its enchanted, winding streets – has been insulated from the demolition craze in the metropolis below. The village boomed in the Georgian era thanks to its health-boosting natural wells, and much of it has been left untouched since. Its collection of 18th century cottages, terraced houses and villas make it the best-preserved Georgian village in the city. Oldie editor and author Harry Mount will take you on a walk round Hampstead’s hidden gems, finishing at one of the best of them, Fenton House.

About the Speaker

Harry Mount is the editor of The Oldie magazine. A former New York correspondent and leader-writer for the Daily Telegraph, he is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, a top 10 bestseller. He has also written A Lust for Window Sills – a guide to British Buildings and his latest book, How England Made the English.

He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Times, the Evening Standard, the Spectator, Country Life, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman and Literary Review.

He has a degree in ancient and modern history from Oxford (First Class Honours) and an MA in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute.



Saturday 19 January


Meet at 11am


The Holly Bush, 22 Holly Mount, London NW3 6SG


1.5 – 2 hours




Idler tote bag with a copy of the magazine, badge and bookmark

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