Angela Burdett Coutts, Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson, john soanes, Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, mary wollstonecraft shelley, St Pancras old church, st pancras station, st pancras station sculpture
We start this walk with a nice stroll along the Regent Canal towpath to a wonderfully historic gardens which within the space of a few yards has us seeing half a dozen grade 1 & 2 listed items including the tombs of Mary Wollstonecraft and John Soanes, a memorial built by perhaps the world’s greatest ever philanthropist, and a lovely church which has ancient connections. And its all gazed down upon by one of London’s most imposing buildings – an old workhouse complete with an old ‘dead house.’ We then head into two acres of amazingly peaceful enclosed woodland and ponds which makes you think you’re in the middle of the countryside rather than central London. We then head down another bit of pretty towpath into a charming square, before heading into St Pancras station to see this jewel in Victorian engineering’s crown, which also has some huge spectacular contemporary art works to see. Then it’s on to see the first women’s hospital set up by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, before heading along charming little Georgian walkways and gardens which bring us to where Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley lived. We start with one Wollstonecraft and finish with another, her daughter.
Start Camden Road Overground station
Finish St Pancras station
Shorter walk – same start and finish points but a shorter route