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Printers, Papers, Pubs & Prisons

Fleet Street, Ludgate Hill & St Paul's Churchyard

  • 12 British pounds
  • Outside St Paul's tube station (take Exit 2, marked to St Paul's Cathedral)

Service Description

Fleet Street, Ludgate Hill and St Paul's Churchyard were home to the printing and publishing trades for five centuries from around 1500. Fleet Street was synonymous with the newspaper industry for three centuries. There were also once three prisons nearby. See where Britain's first daily newspaper editor published her paper. See some iconic 20th century newspaper buildings and the journalists' church, St Bride's. Discover the location of the three prisons in this area. Wander into ancient alley ways to find the home of Dr Johnson and a pub where Dickens, Johnson, Conan Doyle, Wodehouse and Twain drank. Learn why a dragon guards the City of London's border with Westminster. "Not just great alliteration. One of my favourite London On the Ground walks." "....wonderful tour... enjoyed the historical insight" The walk lasts approximately two hours. Please be prepared for all weather conditions! Start: Outside St Paul's tube station (take Exit 2, marked to St Paul's Cathedral) Finish: Temple Bar Memorial, Fleet Street/The Strand (nearest tubes: Temple, Blackfriars, Chancery Lane) "Great walk and talk. Wonderful way to spend an afternoon." Mar 2023 Click on the 'Book Now' button and find the next available date for this walk.

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