"Historic Pubs in the City of London"
Full Guided Walk
This is the latest in our fully guided walks conducted by Daniella, a qualified City of London Tour Guide whose services we are using just for this event. This 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 27th March 2014
Where: Mansion House Tube Station.
We will meet at the Bow Lane exit.
Nearest Tube: Mansion House on the District & Circle Lines.
Check the MAP.
Host: John Pullen[masked]
Cost: £8 collected at the beginning of the walk.
Please note this walk is on a Thursday evening.
This is one of those walks many of you have requested we do. (I really can’t understand why!!!).
London is over 2,000 years old and the City of London has been witness to a great deal of London’s history. And through most of it there have been places where the local populace have gone to unwind, do business or just have a drink or ten.
The City of London is full of ancient taverns and inns. Many of them claim to have opened their doors to the likes of Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens to name but two. But there is a lot more to these old pubs. They have very real historical stories to tell us. And on this walk we shall hear about many of them.
But more than this: on this walk we shall also learn about the origins of the names of pubs we take for granted. Very few names are just “thought up”. Common names today such as the “Red Lion” or the “Slug and Lettuce” have intriguing stories behind them.
If you join us on tonight’s walk you will also find out who the “Prince of Wales” was, the significance of the “Bishop’s Finger” and what historical event led to the “Lamb and Flag”. These and other tales will transport us through some of the lesser known parts of London’s social history.
And of course, at the end of the walk, we will be going to a famous pub with a “story” of its own for a well-deserved drink or two.
After our very successful previous guided walks, we are once again using 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 and interesting bunch of people we will find out about the historic roots of taverns and inns rather than just the drinks they sell.