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Guided by Sue

We're walking into and through Mediaeval London on this Tour du Jour. Some nuts and bolts first. nuts and bolts. This corker of a walk explores – and explains – how the City is still fundamentally mediaeval in its street plan (and indeed its street names), its government, its ceremonies, its traditions. And how it's all underpinned by the power of the great mediaeval livery companies. Highlights include the mediaeval wall; the Tower of London; mediaeval churches; mediaeval livery companies (and their delightful traditions); the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and Aldermen; traces of mediaeval wharves; reminders of the importance of fish in a Catholic City. It's heady stuff; packs a lot of wallop. In essence, we're looking at the skull beneath the skin. Or – if you prefer – think of what grave goods can tell us about, say, a 6th-century Anglo-Saxon...or what a tree ring can tell us about how hard a certain winter was ages ago. And to get under the skin of the City – so apparently modern today and bristling with wealth – to see how it still rests on mediaeval foundations and has always been shaped by commercial imperatives, well, it'll rewire you. The place will never look the same. Guided by Sue

MEDIAEVAL LONDON – THE PRACTICALS

The Mediaeval London walk will take place at 10.45 am on Saturday, April 13. The meeting point for the Mediaeval London walk is just outside Tower Hill Tube. Meet Sue 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 Mediaeval London walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Mediaeval London 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 privatewalks@walks.com 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.

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