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History Of Spitalfields Walking Tour CANCELLED

Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 @ 10:00 Past Event
History Of Spitalfields Walking Tour CANCELLED
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Let me show you around Spitalfields where we will see evidence of a 12th-century priory and walk in the footsteps, of Charles Dickens, Queen Elizabeth 1st and Jack the Ripper amongst others.

Spitalfields has a rich history going back to the times of the Roman's and on this tour, we will see evidence of its history as a place which attracted outsiders to the area.

Dutch, Huguenots, Irish, Jews and Bangladeshi communities have made this area their home and most of them have left their mark.

From its heyday when it was visited by Mozart looking for a silk waistcoat, and weavers built large luxury homes, to its low point when the homes fell into disrepair and poverty, crime and vice became the order of the day. By then it held the dubious honour of hosting The worst street in London.

With over 20 points of interest, we'll see evidence of this rich history and hear stories of the best of times and worst of times mostly the worst.

Just to be clear, this is not a Jack the Ripper tour, but he certainly gets a mention.

Tours depart from Liverpool Street station at 10 am and take approx 2.5 hours.

The departure point can be found by going up the escalator opposite platform 13 /14 and turning to your left where I'll be waiting.

I would advise using the free toilets in the station before starting the tour as there isn't much in the way of facilities during the tour.

See you there
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