“Twelve Days of Christmas” Festive Legends, History & Fun!
Full Guided Walk
This is the latest in our fully guided walks conducted by Daniella, a qualified City of London Tour Guide who 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: Thursday 12th December 2013
This is a Thursday walk and NOT one of our usual Sunday walks.
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Outside St Paul’s Tube Station. Exit 2. Next to Café Nero.
Check the Map.
Nearest Tube: St Paul’s on the Central Line.
Host: John Pullen[masked]
Cost: £8 which will be collected at the start of the walk.
It’s nearly Christmas and due to popular demand we are going to once again trace the legends and stories behind one of the best known Christmas Carols – “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
Not many people realise that the City of London has many connections with both the carol and the folklore associated with Christmas. For instance, did you know there is a link in London between a 4th Century Saint and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?
Or that Moses was responsible for the “10 Lords a-leaping?”
And even the reason why Santa Claus is Red?
These and a whole host of other stories will put us in the mood to celebrate and understand some of the more traditional and fun aspects of Christmas. At the end of the walk we shall of course retire to a pub for hot toddies or whatever you fancy. I am planning that hot cider may be on sale at our chosen inn.
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 warm pub. So if you fancy joining a really friendly bunch of people, let’s get in the festive mood and start our run-up to Christmas in a traditional and heart-warming style.
And remember, no stories of murders on this walk – just a “sleighing” instead!