Meet with kings, body snatchers, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn why he was in no fit state to shout "Freeedooom!")
On our walking tour we'll visit the areas around Smithfield, for centuries London's site of both animal and human slaughter. We'll learn about how the city disposed of the tens of thousands of Black Death corpses in the fourteenth century, the execution methods used in the Middle Ages, and how the area became a notorious slum which Dickens used as the setting for Oliver Twist.
The walking tour begins outside Barbican Station, ends near to Farringdon Station, and will take around two hours. Total distance is about two miles.
Travel through two thousand years of history, meeting the Romans, kings, Charles Dickens, Anne Boleyn's ghost, and Queen Boudica (and hear how she's connected to Harry Potter!)
On our walking tour we'll travel across the City of London, the ancient heart of the capital. We'll learn about the City's founding two thousand years ago, its survival through fire and war, the Tower of London's bloody past, the City's oldest pub, and the easiest way to tunnel into the Bank of England's vaults!
The walking tour begins outside Tower Hill Station exit, ends near to Blackfriars Station, and will take around two hours. Total distance is about two and a half miles.
Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy!
On our walking tour we'll visit Islington's green spaces, churches, historic buildings, and a river that isn't a river. You'll hear how the area of Islington was transformed from monastic lands, to dairy farms (mind the cows!), to the sprawl of nineteenth century London.
The walking tour begins outside Highbury & Islington Station, ends on Islington Green, and will take around two hours. Total distance is around two miles.
A snippet of my "Burnings, Butchery & Black Death" walking tour, filmed by one of my customers. If you'd like to book a place on the walking tour, just click here!
A recording of me talking about Cannon Hall in Hampstead, childhood home of Daphne du Maurier, whilst on the Camden Tour Guiding course in November 2019. If you fancy having a crack at this yourself, get in touch with the Camden Tour Guides Association for details! https://camdenguides.com/