Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

Dark Side of the City Guided Walk

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 18th Sep 2020

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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.

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost: £13.52


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2020-09-18 2020-09-18 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/2020/09/18/dark-side-of-the-city-guided-walk-242927 City Information Centre,St. Paul's Churchyard (south side),London,

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Location

City Information Centre,

St. Paul's Churchyard (south side),
London,
EC4M 8BX

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