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Discovering India in Bloomsbury: guided walks with Camden Guides

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Outside Russel Square Station
Bernard Street
Bloomsbury
WC1N 1LJ
London
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20 July 11am, 29 July 11am, 5 August 11am, 17 August 6.30pm
Date
20 Jul 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
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Come and discover the people and places which reflect the presence of India
in the heart of early 20th century Bloomsbury with this specially curated
walk by Camden Tour Guides Association as a part of Camden Kalā.
These walks celebrate the rich cultural exchange between India and the UK

Camden Guides have carefully chosen twelve places in Bloomsbury which celebrate the influence and contribution of Indian culture. Come and hear about two Indian princesses (one a secret agent; the other a suffragette) plus a social reformer who became the first person of Indian origin and first Asian to win a Nobel Prize for his poetry. The walk also reveals the location of a former embassy, the man who linked mosquitoes to malaria and tells the story of the founding-father of the Indian novel in English and his connection to a famous reading room. We end at a peace memorial garden where there is a special statute to a 'great soul'. Each walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

These walks are free but booking via eventbrite is essential: click here to book

To discover Camden by foot and for more walks see here 

For more on Camden Kalā click here

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