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Barnsbury: The Home Of Super-Gentrification

23 May, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky takes us in this under visited area of Islington, where social housing projects mingle with tranquil Victorian squares and terraced Georgian homes which underwent a dramatic gentrification in the late 20th century. Within this quiet neighbourhood, you will discover the site of one of London’s first cricket grounds, a fever hospital now housing, an avenue of Egyptian sphinxes, the house where Cherie Blair opened the door for the first time as the Prime Minister’s wife, and one of Rachel’s favourite library buildings.

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