local history walks in Brent

About The Project

Brent Heritage Walks and Trails bring you  Brent’s juicy historical secrets.

Friendly in-person guided tours, fun do-it-yourself downloadable history trails and inspiring how-to workshops will show you how to step into the stories behind Willesden’s busy high road, the quiet recreational spaces of Queen’s Park and the rural idyll of the Welsh Harp. Free activities for all ages throughout the year will encourage local residents to get everyone out and inspired about the area around us.

Being Brent

The project is funded by  Heritage Wellbeing Fund, which supports the delivery of 12 community projects that reach and involve a large cross-section of people in Brent and help improve local people’s health and wellbeing through engaging with heritage. 

The Heritage Wellbeing Fund is part of Being Brent – Heritage for Health and Wellbeing, a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and delivered by Brent Museum and Archives.

Brent Museum and Archives

Brent Heritage Walks and Trails

Irina Porter and Caroline Bourne are professional tour guides with a passion for local history. Irina is a London Blue Badge Guide and Chair and Journal Editor for the Willesden Local History Society.

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Caroline runs an educational tour company, SharedCity. 

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Willesden Local History Society

The project is supported by the Willesden Local History Society. It believes that a community’s future health is enhanced by a good knowledge of its past.

For nearly 50 years the Society has been working towards fostering interest in history, archaeology, conservation, as well as  acarrying out research into the history and culture of the local area.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Please book through Eventbrite on the Walks Page

All the walks and trails are free. This was made possible due to the funding by Being Brent project. Please help us make this a success by filling in the feedback form

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