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Short read: A new walk. Exactly what it says on the tin. It's guided by David, the Mayor of Islington (not kidding about this), who's also a top-flight professionally qualified Blue Badge Guide.
Longer read: "Since Dick Whittington first came to the City of London 600 years ago, people have thought of the streets of London as 'paved with gold'. Going down ancient little City of London alleyways, we look at how through merchant shipping, monarchy, Methodism, Mercer’s (Whittington’s 'Livery Company' that still thrives today) and much more, even coffee houses, London came to be so much richer than Luton, Lisbon or Lima"
How the City Got Rich takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, July 7.
It also takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, August 31; at 2.30 pm on Saturday, September 14; and at 2.30 pm on Sunday, October 13.
The meeting point is just outside the exit of Tower HillTube. Meet David by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stall.
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If you can't make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public How the City Got Rich walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the How the City Got Rich walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.