Festival 2022

Walking Tour: Outside the City Walls – Moorgate and St Luke’s

Led by tour guide Daniella King

Sunday 10 July 2pm (2022)

Starting from Moorgate tube station and ending by Old Street roundabout (c. 2 hours)

PRICE: £15

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In her third and final festival outing, tour guide extraordinaire Daniella King will take us outside the walls of Old London to hear of what life was like “on the other side.” As we move forward through time, we will visit one of the oldest army’s in the world, hear tales about John Wesley and the beginnings of Methodism, and share in the story of Elizabethan theatre.

We will discover the stories of lunatic asylums and the plague pits of London, as well as the ‘outcast cemetery’ where we find the final resting places of Defoe and Blake.  In addition, we’ll visit the birthplace of Keats, the home of The Naked Chef, and hear the story of the first balloon flight – and more.  Finally, we come straight up to date with Britain’s answer to California’s Silicon Valley: Silicon Roundabout!

The walk will end near Old Street roundabout, leaving time to reach Hoxton Hall for the early evening performance of Biber’s Mystery Sonatas.

Only 25 tickets available

Organised in partnership with our friends at East London on Foot

Starting point: Outside Moorgate Station – please note there are three exits and we will be at the one closer to Britannic House (East side of Moorgate – EC2Y 9AE)

 

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