Tomorrow (28 April) is International Obscura Day. What? Not in your diary? That’s because the “celebration of unusual places”, organised by Atlas Obscura, is itself a little obscure, yet rather wonderful.
Highlights in London include three guided walks organised by Strange Attractor Press (see individual pages for times and prices):
- Walk the “lost” River Neckinger round Southwark with Tom Bolton, Londonist writer and author of London’s Lost Rivers.
- Explore the lost medical world of Bloomsbury, with Medical London author Richard Barnett.
- In the same area, Wellcome Library’s Ross McFarlane reveals Secret Bloomsbury, including spiritualists, spies, sorcerers and scientists.
Another guided walk, organised by Context Travel, uncovers the hidden remains of ancient places in the City. The Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum will also put on special activities. Other events at Great Ormond Street, the Hunterian Museum and Chislehurst Caves have already sold out…so perhaps the day’s not so obscure after all.