Where were Cut Throat Alley and Heathen Street?
How many could be hanged at one time and where?
Who won the battle of the town undertakers?
Secret Kingston upon Thames goes behind the facades of the familiar to discover the lesser-known aspects of the town's fascinating past.
Kingston upon Thames has many secrets, and as you walk along the streets you are walking through history. There are clear reminders of the town's past everywhere, waiting for you to stop, look and listen to their intriguing stories. On a journey through this ancient town, local tour guide Julian McCarthy tells these forgotten or untold tales. You may think that you know Kingston upon Thames, but take another look around and you will find more than you could possibly imagine.
Julian is a qualified Kingston Upon Thames guide, having studied the town's ancient history. He is a committee member and the archivist for The Maldens and Coombe Heritage Society. He is a Chartered Design Engineer and Consultant by profession.