The 2020 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2021 programme mid August 2021

  • The Cock Tavern
  • Shop on the Chamberlain House estate
  • View South along Chalton Street
  • View South along Chalton Street
  • 42 Phoenix, just before demolition
  • Oakshott Court
  • Documenting 42 Phoenix before demolition
  • Cranleigh Street, one of 3 plaques
  • Storm clouds from Granary Square
  • Levita House, detail
  • Chalton Street market
  • The Anchor, now private flats
  • Brewer's Company Estate
  • Charrington Street, former squats
  • memorabilia from the Somers Town pop up museum
  • The clock in the Sidney Estate
  • Sidney Estate
  • What remains of the Bayes' finials
  • Leather works/RMT/Hotdesking
  • Detail of Bayes' balcony, St Mary's Flats

Somers Town: Disappearances and Emergencies

Peter Tabori, Ian Hamilton, G. Topham Forest, DRMM

Meet right by the Cock Tavern pub, just outside
Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Rd, NW1 1HB

Travel Information

Nearest tube: Mornington Crescent, King's Cross St. Pancras, Euston Square, Euston
Nearest train: st.pancras, Euston, King's Cross
Bus routes: 168, 253, 46, 214
The promise of this walk is exposure to the stains of dense historical layering – traces of speculators, Romantics, Anarchists, reformers – amid scandalous changes, happening before your eyes, in a place long overlooked and now obliterable.


Original design
Peter Tabori, Ian Hamilton, G. Topham Forest, DRMM, 1784
Victorian, Post-war, Inter-war, Historical/contemporary, Edwardian, Contemporary