Get to know your neighbourhood a little bit better with our new London Neighbourhood Histories audio tours!

Building off of our popular London Neighbourhood Histories series, we’ve adapted the stories of five Forest City neighbourhoods into a digital audiovisual experience for Londoners to enjoy during Doors Open London

You can enjoy these audio tours from home — listening and learning about some of the rich, layered heritage of many of London’s neighbourhoods, the diverse individuals who have lived within them, and the events that have impacted their development.

Or, to bring it to life, you can download the audio and listen as you walk through the neighbourhoods for some socially distanced heritage fun!

Old East Village Audio Tour

Explore Old East Village and learn the history behind some of the areas leading cultural institutions, including Palace Theatre, The Aeolian, and the Western Fair.

Map of Old East Village's audio tours
Map of Old East Village’s audio tour.

The audio tour, narrated by LondonFuse Board Member Taylor Holden, is based on the article “London Neighbourhood Histories: Old East Village’s Artistic Roots Run Deep” by Amelia Eqbal. 

Listen to the OEV audio tour on Soundcloud or watch here.

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Woodfield Audio Tour

As a residential area next to the heart of London, Woodfield is a veritable smorgasbord of historical tidbits from the Forest City. Hear some of them with our Woodfield audio tour.

Map of Woodfield's audio tours
Map of Woodfield’s audio tour.

The audio tour, narrated by LondonFuse Board Member Sammy Orlowski, is based on the article “London Neighbourhood Histories: Seeing Woodfield For The Trees” by Vanessa Brown.

Listen to the Woodfield audio tour on Soundcloud or watch here.

Midtown Audio Tour

Listen while you explore Midtown and see how it’s more than just a stop on the way downtown, but a bustling neighbourhood with deep roots. 

Map of Midtown's audio tours
Map of Midtown’s audio tour.

The audio tour, narrated by LondonFuse Board Member Oshi Rathnayake, is based on the article “London Neighbourhood Histories: Midtown’s Heart and Soul” by Amelia Eqbal. 

Listen to the Midtown audio tour on Soundcloud or watch here.

Hamilton Road Audio Tour

Get to know the history that’s been made on every corner of Hamilton Road and understand its reputation as a haven for the working class and immigrants, both past and present.

Map of Hamilton Road's audio tour.
Map of Hamilton Road’s audio tour.

The audio tour, narrated by LondonFuse Board Member Erin Briggs, is based on the article “London Neighbourhood Histories: Hamilton Road Takes Care Of Business(es)” by Amelia Eqbal. 

Listen to the Hamilton Road audio tour on Soundcloud or watch here.

Old North Audio Tour

Old North is a heritage buff’s dream. The sidewalks are old and crooked. The oak and maple trees are enormous, towering over beautiful big homes named for romantic styles that roll off the tongue — Italianate, Georgian, Tudor, Gothic. Learn more about it and its founding institutions as you stroll those historic streets.

Map of Old North's audio tours
Map of Old North’s audio tour.

The audio tour, narrated by LondonFuse Board Member Oshi Rathnayake, is based on the article “London Neighbourhood Histories: Old, Old North” by Vanessa Brown. 

Listen to the Old North audio tour on Soundcloud or watch here.

So kick back and relax or put on your running shoes and head out and learn something new about your neighbourhood. 

These audio tours are brought to you by LondonFuse and the London Heritage Council as part of Doors Open London.

Feature image by Gerard Creces.

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