“Secret Spitalfields” Full Guided Walk (Sunday 28th July)

“Secret Spitalfields”

Full Guided Walk

 

This is the latest in our fully guided walks conducted by Daniella, a qualified City of London Tour Guide whom we have employed just for this event. The walk will last for about 2 hours and has been organised solely for members of Friends in London. Numbers for this walk have to be limited to a maximum of 45. Please only book if you definitely intend to come and please do not cancel within 24 hours of the walk as this ruins it for our other members who want to come.

Date: Sunday 28th July 2013

Time: 2pm

Where: Meet on the corner of Bishopsgate and Brushfield Street.

Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street on the Central, Circle and Hammersmith Lines.

Exit Liverpool Street Station onto Bishopsgate and turn LEFT.

Brushfield Street is about 100 metres up on the right.

THERE IS AN RBS BANK ON THE CORNER.

Please Check The MAP.

Host: John Pullen[masked]

Cost: £8 collected at the beginning of the walk.

This month we’re diving back into 2,000 years of history in a very historic area of London. It is an area which has attracted many different races throughout the millennia and they have brought their own stories with them.

We will hear of the Romans and especially stories of an amazing Roman cemetery discovered in the area. Moving forwards in time to the Middle-Ages and we will discover the story behind a medieval hospital.

There are also iconic churches in this area as well as some famous London markets. And situated in this area is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London. It is a house which has been frozen in time for hundreds of years!

Over the centuries Spitalfields has attracted many peoples escaping from persecution. They include the Huguenots, Chinese, Jews and Bangladeshis to name but a few. We will hear their stories and their effect on the area.

Finally, we shall as usual, go to a local pub for a drink. But the story hasn’t ended. Because the pub we shall be visiting has an association with the area’s most notorious and infamous character – none other than Jack the Ripper!

After our very successful previous guided walks, we have once again employed the services of Daniella; a professional badged London Guide who will bring all these stories to life. I will of course be there to help out with the organisation of the event and to find a nice pub at the end. So if you fancy joining a really friendly bunch of people, we can enjoy learning about an area stacked in history, intrigue and blood.

John

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry to do this last minute but I have an emergency to tend to - my position has been opened up

    July 28, 2013

  • Se

    sorry! i cant make it !!! im too far from you :(

    July 28, 2013

  • Edmondo

    Hi, I'm on the waiting list, there are several people who dropped out. Does this mean there will be room now? Cheers Edmondo

    July 28, 2013

  • Ange

    Sorry but not feeling well enough to go to this plus having travel difficulties this morning. Really sorry can't attend as was looking fwd to it. Hope it goes well.

    July 28, 2013

  • Hugh

    Sorry have my nephew coming to visit

    July 28, 2013

  • Ange

    Someone dropped out! Thanks..that now means I get to go :-)

    July 25, 2013

  • Karen B

    Have to drop out, duty calls.... What a shame to be missing this lovely walk

    July 23, 2013

  • Vlad

    Hi all, I'm new here. Unfortunately in this day I can't, see you in next time.

    July 22, 2013

  • Victoria P.

    Excited to be joining the walk! One of my favourite areas.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Opps double booked myself! Have fun though : )

    July 17, 2013

  • Edna S.

    Hi, I am new to "Friends in London". Looking forward to the walk.

    July 14, 2013

  • Bobby

    Guided walks are my favourite past time

    July 14, 2013

  • Julie G

    Sorry I cannot now make this.

    July 12, 2013

  • Lesley W.

    Hi, I'm new to Meetup. Looking forward to the Secret Spitalfields tour as my first outing and meeting new people.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Dems

    Am new to this so bare with me :-) looking to make new friends

    July 8, 2013

  • Clare R.

    Sorry am busy

    July 8, 2013

  • Karen B

    Really looking forward to this. Such an interesting area. The history of the waves of immigrants will be fascinating.

    July 5, 2013

  • Phil

    ... on my 'turf' too. Keen to discover things I'm blissfully ignorant about.

    July 5, 2013

  • Nichola

    Not in London on that day - but have a good time!

    July 5, 2013

  • Adrian M.

    We live around the corner from Spitalfields love the local history

    July 4, 2013

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