Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 15th Jan 2020


Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!")

PLEASE NOTE: attendance is by online ticket sale only. If no tickets have been sold, then there won't be a tour on that day!

On our tour we'll visit the areas around Smithfield, for centuries London's site of both animal and human slaughter. We'll learn about how the city disposed of the tens of thousands of Black Death corpses in the fourteenth century, and how the area became a notorious slum which Dickens used as the setting for Oliver Twist. The tour begins outside Barbican Station, ends near to Farringdon Station, and will take around two hours. Total distance is about two miles.

Cost: £10


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2020-01-15 2020-01-15 Europe/London Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!") https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/01/15/burnings-butchery-black-death-londons-bloody-past-220714 Barbican Underground Station,133 Aldersgate St,London,London

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Location

Barbican Underground Station,

133 Aldersgate St,
London,
London,
EC1A 4JA

Google Map of Barbican Underground Station

Nearest tube and train stations to Barbican Underground Station

Metropolitan
Hammersmith & City
Circle
Metropolitan
Hammersmith & City
Circle
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