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BRING YOUR BABY GUIDED WALKS: Dickenian Alleyways of the Old City of London

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Outside the Lamb Tavern at Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London, England, GB, EC3V 1LT

When(Expired) Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
Ends(Expired) Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

Please see event organiser section at the bottom of this page to learn more about all my ‘Bring Your Baby’ guided London walks where general questions and FAQs about the baby-friendly set-up of the walks are answered.

If babies and toddlers are anything like my son they will love looking up at the buildings of the city, making this also a good sensory experience.

About this walk:

  • Learn how Leadenhall Market got its name and its connection to Dickens, Harry Potter and a Roman basilica.

  • See the alleyways which became the inspiration for Scrooge’s Counting House.

  • Stroll through over a dozen ancient courts and alleyways.

  • Find out the story behind the two ferocious demons of St. Peter-upon-Cornhill.

  • Visit London’s first coffee house - meeting place for 17th century slave traders.

  • See the hostelry frequented by Dickens which still goes strong and was set as Mr. Pickwick’s base.

  • Learn the story behind the ghost of the Bank of England.

  • See the site of a coffee house which was the scene of frenzied activity when the South Sea Bubble burst.

  • See the inside of the fabulous Royal Exchange.

  • Find out where Dickens’ first great love lived.

  • See the church where ‘Amazing Grace’’s John Newton became rector in 1780.

  • Visit the site of the 1272 Great Synagogue.

  • See the building where future Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli worked as a young clerk.

  • Discover the meaning of ancient streets such as Cheapside, Poultry and Ironmonger Lane.

  • Find out the story of the ‘cursed’ St. Mary-le-Bow, the church of the Cockney ‘Bow Bells’.

  • Visit the pub said to have been built by Sir Christopher Wren from ship timbers.

WALK STARTS: Outside the Lamb Tavern at Leadenhall Market. I will be carrying a red clipboard.

WALL ENDS: Mansion House tube.

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