Taking a lockdown tour of Wanstead

Wanstead resident Chris O’Donnell, whose non-lockdown occupation involves taking people on tours of London, has spent his time usefully by taking people on virtual Zoom tours of Wanstead instead.

Tour guide Chris

The tours – the last one of which takes place on Monday evening – shows some of the more interesting aspects of Wanstead history and environment, including the Park, St Mary’s, the George, Tarzy Wood, Nutter Lane and other favourite spots.

“I never really fully appreciated the incredible history, architecture and stories that are alive here,” he says. So after some research he put together the tour which has been receiving rave reviews. One Wansteadium reader said that a relative who has lived in Wanstead for 70 years found out lots of things that they had never known.

Tickets are £5 per household, which goes to help the Foodbank collection. You can get on to the tour by emailing Chris  at cod@hipstours.com. It starts at 8pm and there are already 100 people taking part.

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