LAMAS Lates Programme 2019 - 2020

Introducing a new events series from LAMAS, the LAMAS Lates, a programme of walks and visits given by LAMAS members. Please do check back regularly on this page, our Facebook or Twitter for further upcoming events.

The LAMAS Lates events are free to LAMAS members, £5 for non-members (or join here!), unless otherwise stated. 25 places available per event, and booking can be done by emailing or writing to Jane Sidell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 113 Lion Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JL. Where fees are mentioned, these are going to the organisation, and will support their work and staff. Cash on the night (but you may be charged if you don't cancel with a little notice on the tours which have been paid for in advance) or cheques to be made payable to LAMAS.



18 April, 2019 5.15pm

Guided Tour of the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

Meet at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum, 99 Southwark St, London SE1 0JF for a roughly 90 minute guided tour of the famous Victorian testing and experimenting works. £7 for LAMAS members, £10 for non-members.


7 May 2019, 5.30pm

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

An introduction to the Rose Theatre with Harvey Sheldon and Jane Sidell. FREE to LAMAS members, £5 to non-members, meet at the Rose Theatre entrance on Park Street, below Southwark Bridge approach


5 June 2019, 5.30pm

Walking tour of Greenwich Park

Meet by the statue of General Wolfe beside the Royal Observatory at 5.30pm. This roughly 90 minute walk, led by Jane Sidell, will take in an Anglo-Saxon barrow cemetery, the site of a Romano-Celtic Temple, unravel the mystery of Queen Elizabeth’s Oak, and narrate the history of the park. FREE to LAMAS members, £5 to non-members.


3 July 2019 5.30pm

Brompton Cemetery Catacombs and Chapel

Meet just inside the north gate off Old Brompton Road by the Information Centre at SW5 9JE for a tour of the catacombs and chapel at Brompton Cemetery. West Brompton station is next door, but it is also very easy to reach from Earl's Court station using the Warwick Road exit. £10 for members, £12.50 for non-members, including a cup of tea and biscuit in the chapel following the tour


24 July 2019 5.30pm

Walking tour of Dickensian London

Explore Dickensian London with a guide from the Dickens Museum. Meet at the Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street WC1N 2LX for a 90 minute walk £10 for members, £12.50 for non-members


28 August 2019, probably 6pm

Walking tour of the Foreshore

Our regular foreshore walk is back led by Eliott Wragg, this time in either Wapping or Rotherhithe, exact details to be confirmed. £10 for members, £12.50 for non-members. This walk will explore the history and features of the foreshore, and whilst visitors without a PLA licence should not pick things up to take away, they can point out things of interest and ask Eliott about them.



2 May 2018 - 5.30 - 7.00pm

A walking tour of the northern corner of the Roman Fort and London Wall

This walk, led by Jane Sidell, will take in surviving portions of the fort wall, fort gate, the late bastions, 14, 13 and 12, and also the mysterious stretch of wall in Bay 2. The walk will finish at St Alphage garden, where the wall has recently been conserved and incorporated into a new landscaping scheme.

Meet outside the front door of the Museum of London at 5.30pm. This walk is free.

6 June 2018 - 6.00pm

Bishops, bollards, bears and houses of ill repute! A walk led by Chris Constable (former archaeologist for Southwark), from the west of London Bridge and ending up at a suitably interesting hostelry. Whilst we are not charging for this walk Chris is riding the first stage of the Tour de France to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity. You can bring a little donation on the night or donate here:

Meet by Evans Cycles on Duke Street Hill, opposite London Bridge Station at 6.00pm.

3 July 2018 - 5.30pm

Walking tour of Inner and Middle Temple

This walk will be led by City of London Guide, Marion Blair, and take in the history and development of the Inner and Middle Temple, hopefully including entry to Middle Temple Hall (this cannot be confirmed as yet, since it depends on their events programme). £10 for members, £12.50 for non-members.

Meet outside Middle Temple Hall at 5.30pm. 

8 August 2018 - 3.50pm for 4pm

Scaffold visit to view the conservation at the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval Collage, Greenwich

The project will be nearly complete, allowing close-up access to the conserved ceiling, with a tour led by Old Royal Naval College guides, explaining the history and the symbolism of the paintings. Note the earlier than usual start: it is the last tour of the day. £10 for members, £12.50 for non-members (please note you can book your own tour for £10, but we are on a recruitment drive!). Meet at 3.50pm prompt in the King William Block colonnade, outside the Painted Hall entrance.

23 August 2018 - 6.30pm

Cannon Street area foreshore walk, led by Eliott Wragg of the Thames Discovery Programme

This walk will explore the history and features of the foreshore adjacent to Cannon Street and, whilst visitors without a PLA licence should not pick things up to take away, they can point out things of interest and ask Eliott about them. £10 for members, £12.50 for non-members.

Meet at Cousin Lane Stairs, close to the Banker public house, adjacent to Cannon Street railway station, at 6.30pm.