Many associate the City of London with hard-headed workers, profit margins and impersonal businesses. We see only the soaring office blocks and forget that the City is made of people, and that many of them have extended helping hands to those in need.
Bankers and merchants, churchmen and artists: all have sought to help those in need. They have worked to promote peace, to encourage reconciliation, and to inspire others to do the same.
A telephone, a bridge and a terrorist bomb have all been unlikely foundations for enterprises which have sought to improve life in the City and beyond.
But none of these would have succeeded without people prepared to make themselves available to help.
Come visit some of the places where, since the twelfth century, London’s citizens have sought to harness the wealth and resources of the City to help those in need.
Details – Helping Hands in the City
Please go to What’s On? to see whether this tour is currently on offer, and for booking details.
MEET: In front of Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street E1 6LY (nearest station Liverpool Street Station).
Duration: Two hours (approximately).
Finish: Postman’s Park, near St Paul’s and Barbican Underground Stations.
If you have any questions about this walk, please contact me
Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons