Before the Make-Over

The Tour

In 1666, almost the entire City of London was destroyed by fire. Soon Sir Christopher Wren was giving the ruined City a serious make-over. Medieval London was lost forever. Or was it?

Arms of Sir John de Beauchamp - Before the Make-Over

Arms of Sir John de Beauchamp

Richard Whittington and his Cat (1770) - Before the Make-Over

Richard Whittington and his Cat (1770)

Walking the narrow streets of London, passing livery halls and hidden courts, we become aware of echoes of an earlier London, one of wine and wardrobes, trade and theatricals.

Kings, commoners and merchants: though they are long gone, their stories have been embedded deep into the fabric of the City.

As we explore medieval streets, we tune in to the echoes of London as it was in the days of the Plantagenets and Tudors, meeting the likes of Richard Whittington and Thomas Cromwell.

 

Details – Before the Make-Over

Please go to the SCHEDULE to see whether this tour is currently on offer, and for booking details.

MEET: Outside the entrance to Blackfriars Underground Station.
Duration: Two hours (approximately).

If you have any questions about this walk, please contact Dave

Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons

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