Belsize Walk: From Elysian Fields to Trains and Villas

Posted on 16/8/2023

Until the 1830s the Eton College estate was covered with hay meadows.  Londoners were attracted to these isolated fields to fight duels, protest and enjoy country walks. Then the railway arrived, cutting through the meadows and soon roads and villas followed as well as dairies, nurseries, market gardens and exotic poultry. Find out about all of this, and much more, on our walk led by local historian, Averil Nottage.

“From Elysian Fields to Trains and Villas” will run twice – at 11.00 and 2.30 – on 24 September starting at the junction of England’s Lane and Chalcot Gardens.  Tea and cakes will be provided following the afternoon walk.  Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite.


To book your place register on Eventbrite, use the link for 11am, 24 Sept and the link for 2.30pm, on the same day.