Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 10th Oct 2019

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Printing, pubs and Pepys

Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage. Follow the trail left by monks and monarchs, press barons and literary giants along the highway and down its twisting alleyways.

On this literary walk you'll:

Walk along narrow lanes south of St Paul’s Cathedral, learn about the important Blackfriars’ Monastery and come across a 17th century livery hall
Hear stories about Bridewell Palace and Hospital and the infamous Fleet Prison
See a plaque to the renowned writer Edgar Wallace
Admire the spire of St Bride’s Church, the inspiration for wedding cakes
Learn about the dominance of the newspaper barons and compare the architecture of the impressive Daily Express and Daily Telegraph buildings
Meet Samuel Pepys, whose famous diary has left us with a unique insight into 17th century life, and Samuel Johnson - and his cat Hodge!
Discover another hidden place of worship, the Whitefriars Priory
Find out all about the infamous Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Our walk ends in Fleet Street, where your City of London Guide can direct you to the nearest Tube station - or a local watering hole. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost: £10


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

2019-10-10 2019-10-10 Europe/London Stories of Fleet Street Guided Walk Called the Street of Shame, there’s more to this road between the City of London and the City of Westminster than its newspaper heritage. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/10/stories-of-fleet-street-guided-walk-206310 City Information Centre,St Paul's Churchyard,London,

See more events today, tomorrow or rest of this month


Location

City Information Centre,

St Paul's Churchyard,
London,
EC4M 8BX

Google Map of City Information Centre

Nearest tube and train stations to City Information Centre

This event also takes place on the following dates

Thu 18th Jun 2020
Thu 25th Jun 2020
Thu 2nd Jul 2020
Thu 9th Jul 2020
Thu 16th Jul 2020
Thu 23rd Jul 2020
Thu 30th Jul 2020
Thu 6th Aug 2020
Thu 13th Aug 2020
Thu 20th Aug 2020
Thu 27th Aug 2020
Thu 3rd Sep 2020
Thu 10th Sep 2020
Thu 17th Sep 2020
Thu 24th Sep 2020
Thu 1st Oct 2020
Thu 8th Oct 2020
Thu 15th Oct 2020
Thu 22nd Oct 2020
Thu 29th Oct 2020
Thu 5th Nov 2020
Thu 12th Nov 2020
Thu 19th Nov 2020
Thu 26th Nov 2020
Thu 3rd Dec 2020
Thu 10th Dec 2020
Thu 17th Dec 2020
Thu 24th Dec 2020
Thu 31st Dec 2020
Thu 7th Jan 2021

Home > What's on in London > 2019 > October > Thursday, 10th October 2019