In the first of hopefully many walks, we will be taking a guided walking tour around Southwark. This a 2 hour slow walk around the area with stops for talks given by our guide, ending in a trip to a local pub to chat and get warm :)
Daniella is a qualified City of London Tour Guide and was awarded the Katrine Prince prize in 2008 for the highest examination result. She also qualified as a Westminster Tour Guide in 2012 and she is currently training as an Islington and Clerkenwell Guide.
Southwark was first established by the Romans 2000 years ago making it one of the oldest areas of London. It also started to develop from its early days a reputation for being the outlaw borough. It was London’s original red light district where the Winchester Geese plied their trade. An area frequented by gamblers and drinkers – as well as the location of the most famous theatre in the country.
We will hear why a Norwegian Saint was responsible for London Bridge falling down. Stories relating to Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens. The palace haunted by the ghost of one of Henry VIII’s ill fated wives and we will end at London’s last remaining galleried Inn.
Charles Dickens may have referred to Southwark as "mean and close" and an area in which "poverty and debauchery lie festering in the crowded alleys." However, I’m pleased to say that on today’s tour we will we will see instead one of the most historical and fashionable parts of London.
Cost per person is £6, this is to be paid in cash on the day of. Please bring correct change if possible.
We will meet outside the Mudlark Pub for a 2pm start. Nearest tube is London Bridge (take the Tooley Street exit). A maximum of 30 people can be catered for so please email Ele to book your place or log your interest here.
Organiser: Ele Taylor [masked][masked]
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