Clerkenwell: London's First Suburb

Monks, nuns, courthouses, rookeries, radicals, distillers, pubs, crafts, trades and architecture

  • 12 British pounds
  • Outside Farringdon St'n, opp. Castle pub, Cowcross St (NOT new Long Lane exit)

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A brand new London On The Ground walk! 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

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