Open House Festival

A walk to work



Outside 121 Mortimer Road, N1 4JY

Most journeys in cities like London take place because of need rather than choice. 'A walk to work' traces an epitome of such a compulsory journey - the daily commute and pinpoints the unexpected beauties in the backgrounds of the everyday.

Getting there


Dalston Junction


76, 243, 242, 149

Additional travel info

The meeting point is on the intersection of Mortimer & Stamford Roads (N1 4JS).


Accessibility notes

This walking tour leads through predominantly flat areas of London and the majority of its route is on quiet residential streets.


A Walk To Work

A Walk To Work traces a path of an imaginary commute between Hackney and Shoreditch. The tour points out the beautiful as well as the less extraordinary; new as well as old along the way. The tour invites the attendees to seek the unexpected and beautiful along their daily not-so-mundane journeys.

Golden Key Academy

This tour is led by a participant of Open City’s Golden Key Academy – a course training up insightful and engaging guides dedicated to explaining London and bringing its many stories to life. It is part of a wider collection of tour events created by Golden Key Academy guides for the Open House Festival celebrating their conclusion of the eight month course.

Further information on the Golden Key Academy can be found here

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