London Before the Make-Over

The Tour

In 1666, fire destroyed almost the entire City of London. 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. This is a place of wine and wardrobes, trade and theatricals.

Kings and commoners, knights and merchants: though long gone, their stories resonate from deep in the fabric of today’s 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 – London Before the Make-Over

Please go to What’s On? 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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