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Bunhill: Barracks, Bone Yards and Baths

September 22 @ 14:30 - 16:30

Discover nonconformist burial grounds, one of the oldest regiments in the British Army, a 90 year-old public baths and wash-house, the site of London’s first outdoor swimming pool and one of its most unusual churches.

“Another walk where you think you know the patch and Jonathan shows you the hidden stories!”

Sitting between today’s financial district and the Angel, Islington’s Bunhill ward is named after an ancient bone yard. Once marshland outside the walls of the City of London, for a while the area offered spas and outdoor leisure facilities. As urbanisation swallowed the fields, the area became industrialised and populated by tradesmen, the poor and the sick.

The legacy of the past is still visible, but this walk will also reveal some hidden architectural gems and tranquil open spaces.

The walk lasts approximately two hours. It will take place come rain or shine, so please be prepared for all weather conditions!

Start: outside Moorgate tube station, the western entrance on Moorfields (follow signposts to Exit 1).
Finish: close to Old Street tube station.