Heretics and Horrors City Walk

Explore bloody London

Embark on this 90-minute guided walk in the City of London exploring the horrors of living through the plague and the Great Fire of London.

Walk along the medieval street plan of the City of London. How would people have lived during the great plague? What did they do to try and avoid this deadly disease? Why were cats and dogs no longer safe on the streets? What were Watchmen paid to watch?

We will discuss how Bloody Mary earned her name, was she as bad or worse than her father Henry VIII? and why did people fear her? 
Were body snatchers a necessity? Did Sherlock Holmes really jump?

  • Authentic different tour
  • Meet other adventurous souls
  • Get to know new places

Suitable for all age groups. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: At the stone benches outside Co-op 5 Cheapside, London EC2V 6AA at exit 2 of St Paul's Underground station

End: Smithfields

Duration: 90 mins | Step-free access: yes

Heretics and Horrors Walk Reviews

Fabulous guided walk around St Paul’s area. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. Elizabeth Y

A must if you like walks , Hazel tour guide put the walk over very well a very very nice afternoon and a nice lady. Louise H

Another terrific walk with Hazel. She really brings history to life with her insights into the lives of ordinary people. Her descriptions of the sights and sounds of the Great Plague,the Great Fire of London, Newgate Prison and the body snatchers are fascinating. Christine and Ian B






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