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.