Various Dates & Times / 11:00 - 19:30
Camden and Islington
£12 Standard / £8 Concession
£6 Virtual walks

London Postmen – leaving King Edward Building on delivery. (POST 109/374)

Walks are administered by Camden Guided Walks and Islington Guided Walks. When you book a tour you are booking directly with the individual guide and not The Postal Museum. The Postal Museum does not sell tickets or take commission and cannot issue refunds or process cancellations. For any questions on the walks, please contact the listed guide on the event’s booking page.

Islington Walk: From Pillar to Post

This walk covers 350 years of London Postal History – from the Coffee Houses of the 1600s to the electronic communications of today. Discover why pillar boxes are coloured red, why the post is called the ‘post’ and the mail is called the ‘mail’ and why the floors of all telephone boxes slope.

The walk starts on the steps of the Royal Exchange.

  • Saturday 31 July 2021
  • Saturday 28 August 2021
  • Saturday 25 September 2021
  • Saturday 30 October 2021
  • Saturday 27 November 2021

led by Islington Guided Walks.

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Camden Walk: Rail to Mail

Discover postal history on this entertaining walk, examining the use of mail coaches, the rise of the penny post, and the links between the development of the railway system and the postal service.  Meet some of the key players who changed the face of the Postal Service in the UK – including Sir Rowland Hill, John Palmer and Anthony Trollope.

The walk starts outside the Euston Tap.

  • Virtual Walks:
    • Monday 9 August 2021
    • Monday 6 September 2021
  • Guided Walks:
    • Saturday 14 August 2021
    • Saturday 11 September 2021
    • Saturday 16 October 2021
    • Saturday 6 November 2021
    • Saturday 11 December 2021

led by Camden Tour Guides Association.

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