Engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining Rachel Kolsky is a prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide (www.golondontours.com) who is passionate about exploring London’s heritage. Her walks and talks cover a wide range of themes and areas but always focus on the ‘human stories behind the buildings’. She has published four books, Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016), Secret Whitechapel (2017) and Women’s London (2018).
This excursion to showed some of the world’s most important Hebrew manuscripts, housed in the British Library. Ilana Tahan introduced treasures including the 14th century Golden Haggadah from Catalonia, Spain, and the 1482 Lisbon Bible. Rachel Kolsky then lead a gentle walk to explore the renovated Victorian Kings Cross and St Pancras railway stations and their literary associations. The tour ended at Kings Place in time for Jewish Book Week’s afternoon sessions.