Somers Town, a Social Laboratory

  • Walking tour
Photograph of a public walking tour on the streets of London showing a line of people walking along the pavement.
Wellcome Collection public walking tour, Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

Join this guided walking tour through the radical history of Somers Town, a place of architectural and institutional experimentation. We will explore the buildings and people that shaped the local area’s history of social deprivation and progressive politics.

Where we’ll be

This tour will start at Wellcome Collection before heading offsite. This walk will be suitable for all fitness levels, but please get in touch if you have any accessibility queries.

In partnership with

Photograph of Joe Kerr
Joe Kerr

Joe Kerr is an architectural historian who has produced a self-guided walk available within the Living with Buildings exhibition guide.


Booking opens Friday 28 September 2018 11:00

Need to know

First come, first served

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee a place on the day. Doors usually open 15 minutes before an event starts. We advise arriving ten minutes before the event is scheduled to start.