Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 24th Jan 2020

 £10

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Crime and punishment

Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess.

Our tour starts south of the sedate St Paul’s Cathedral but did you know its churchyard was once a place for book burning, fiery sermons and hanging, drawing and quartering? On your walk, which takes about 1hr, 45 minutes, you’ll learn about:

Paul’s Churchyard, the medieval equivalent of Twitter
Paternoster Square and Temple Bar, where people were pilloried
The City of London Police: did you know they’re Olympic champions?!
Postman’s Park: a place for heroic self-sacrifice and many a sad tale
Greyfriars Church: a ruinous church, haunted by a wicked queen
Old Bailey: the former Newgate Gaol and a place for public executions - and a daring escapee
Smithfield: where martyrs were executed, by burning at the stake - even boiled alive - watched over, it is said, by a sadistic queen
Bartholomew Fair: a raucous festival the Victorians finally banned
Charterhouse: a peaceful part of London but where death lies underneath.

The walks finishes at Smithfield, which is close to the Barbican Tube station and home to several excellent pubs and cafes.


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 24th Jan 2020

 £10

Booking details and information at this website.

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

2020-01-24 2020-01-24 Europe/London Dark Side of the City Guided Walk Are you ready to learn about London’s grim and gruesome past? Then join us on a tour that tells the tale of crime and punishment, executions and excess. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/01/24/dark-side-of-the-city-guided-walk-207235 City Information Centre,St Paul's Churchyard,London,

Location

City Information Centre,

St Paul's Churchyard,
London,
UKEC4M 8BX

Nearest tube and train stations to City Information Centre

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