London's Fire, Plague & Execution Tour!
Selected afternoons from April 2019. Starts at
1.30pm. Finishes at 3pm
Meet outside Barbican Tube. Finishes near St Paul’s Cathedral.
Adults £15, U18s/students £12
London has a gruesome past. On this walking tour through the most atmospheric part of the old city this bloody history will be brought back from the dead, making your toes curl and your heart palpitate.
Passing through three former execution sites you will hear about the cruel customs surrounding these events, and surprising amount of fun people had attending them.
You’ll also search for evidence of the plague, and imagine the rows of victims lying just below your feet in what rather morbid scientists have described as ‘a medieval lasagne’…
And to finish off, we have the Great Fire of London. Find the curious sculpture erected to atone for the sins of the people and find out who was blamed for this gigantic catastrophe.
For adults only, as we pull no punches describing some of the most blood curdling moments in London’s incredible history!
Please note that this tour visits many of the locations on the Forgotten London Tour
- Walk through the graveyard of the finest medieval church in London
- See the memorial to William Wallace aka Braveheart (Mel Gibson!)
- Discover the Golden Boy of Pye Corner
- Hear about St Paul’s Cathedral’s bloody past
- Locate the statue of the man legend says was skinned alive…
…And many more places, each with an incredible story to tell.
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