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Clerkenwell: London’s First Suburb

May 18 @ 11:00 - 13:00

**Book this tour for 11am on 18 May 2024 and you will be sent a discount code giving £2 off Bunhill: Barracks, Bone Yards and Baths at 2.30pm on the same day.**
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On this circular walk from/to Farringdon Station, now one of the best connected stations in all of London, you will:
• Learn about Clerkenwell’s Norman and medieval heritage as the location of a Priory and a Nunnery in fields north of the City of London.
• Discover Clerkenwell’s tradition for radicalism, dissent and protest.
• Understand its growth from rural monastic quarter to the first area to be swallowed up by creeping urbanisation.
• Find out Clerkenwell’s history as a centre for makers of clocks, watches, jewellery and furniture; for brewers and distillers; and for crime and vice.
• See the site of the historic court houses of the lost county of Middlesex.
• Admire architecture from the 16th to the 21st centuries in a visually attractive village-like area.
• Have a rare opportunity to see the Clerk’s Well that gave the area its name.

The walk lasts approximately two hours. Please be prepared for all weather conditions!

Start: Farringdon Station forecourt (opposite Castle pub, Cowcross Street/Turnmill Street)
Finish: Farringdon Station

“Thanks for a great walk.” May 2023

“My wife, myself and a friend had a very enjoyable walk with Jonathan around Clerkenwell this afternoon and enjoyed the informative dialogue and the hidden places visited, all in all a great afternoon was had by the whole group, thank you.” May 2023