Enchanted Forest of Queen's Park: 23 Aug

Open yourself to nature on a spellbinding journey through the magic of nature. Part of London Unseen – supported by the Mayor of London.

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Festival Walk 11 & 18 Sept

To coincide with Heritage Open Days and Open House Festival in London, we will run short walking tours during Queen’s Park Open Day and Queen’s Park Book Festival.

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In and Around Queen's Park

From the Royal Agricultural Showground to the Victorian heritage of the surrounding streets, historic architecture and fascinating personalities.

More dates coming soon. To book a private tour, email Irina

The Enchanted Forest of Queen’s Park – Mindful Nature Walk and Historical Tales

Enchanged Forest of Queen's Park, London

23 August

11 am – 1 pm

Open yourself to nature on a spellbinding journey through the magic of nature

  • Legends about nature from around the world
  • Stories from local history
  • Poetry and art
  • Meditation and mindful movement

The world of trees has always been an essential part of human life. It is in our DNA to be part of the eco-system of forests and fields. Nowadays it is not always easy to connect to the natural world of our fore-fathers.

We have found a way to help you open up your conscious mind to nature by bringing together story telling, creative arts, mediation and mindful movement on a walk in your local park.

Mindfulness activities and breathing exercises will help you achieve a sense of calm. Slowing down, tuning into Nature Sounds and gentle mindful movement will give you a heightened awareness of your body and the space around you, and will help achieve have a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind.

Ancient people saw nature as their protection, inspiration, entertaining and the ultimate source of life, in physical and spiritual way. Now you, too, can find a new “you” on our special journey through the Enchanted Forest of your local park!

A typical Victorian Park, Queen’s Park came into being in 1885, on part of the area occupied by the Royal Agricultural Showground a few years earlier. From its rural beginnings and through the hundred years of its history, Queen’s Park reveals the secrets being the Victorian heritage of the surrounding streets, historic architecture and fascinating personalities who shaped the local area.

The walk is lead by Irina Porter and Christine Coker.

Christine Coker is a Mindfulness Practitioner and fitness coach who delivers courses and workshops for corporate and community organisations, NHS and further education establishments. Christine has been in the wellness industry for 30 year. (https://www.wellnessinyourbox.com/)

Irina Porter is a Blue Badge London guide with a life long passion for British history and culture. Irina is Chair and Journal Editor of the Willesden Local History Society, local history author and researcher. (https://www.guide-for-london.com/)

Spaces will be limited, so advance booking is recommended.

Part of London Unseen – project supported by the Mayor of London.

London Unseen - programme supported by Mayor of London
Local History walking tours

Queen’s Park – Festival Walk

Willesden Local History Society Stall at Queens Park

11 September: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm

18 September: 11 am

To coincide with Heritage Open Days and Open House Festival in London, we will run short walking tours during Queen’s Park Day and Queen’s Park Book Festival.

The tour will connect the exciting beginning of the park as the Royal Agricultural Showground with the present hub for recreation and nature, the Victorian heritage of the surrounding streets, historic architecture and fascinating personalities who contributed to the development of the area.

The tour will last about an hour. This is a shorter version of the full tour, which will be run again later on in the year.

For more details of Queen’s Park Day visit the website of Queen’s Park Residents Association.

For more details of the Queen’s Park Book Festival, visit their website.

The walk is lead by Irina PorterIrina is a Blue Badge London guide with a life long passion for British history and culture. Irina is Chair and Journal Editor of the Willesden Local History Society, local history author and researcher. (https://www.guide-for-london.com/)

Meet by the stall of the Willesden Local History Society. Spaces will be limited, so advance booking is recommended

Brent Heritage Queens Park