Bishopsgate Ward Walk

Liverpool Street underground station, London (Bishopsgate west exit, top of the escalator)

Guided by Kevin

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
2 February 2020 Tour du Jour 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter

The next in a series of occasional Ward Walks. This is a chance to explore a small area of the historic City of London in detail. The area in question, Bishopsgate, is split into two parts: Within Bishopsgate and Without the gate. This means that the Ward covers two of the most fascinating areas of the City of London – from the Gate to Leadenhall Street, and outside the Gate to the border of Shoreditch. The extramural section was an area of monastic settlements, burial grounds, grand housing and, on the periphery, slums. Inside the Gate were prime business locations, important markets and parish phurches. Along the way we will look at the archaeological discoveries and the historic and literary associations of the area, including one William Shakespeare, a local resident.


The Bishopsgate Ward walk takes place at 10.45 am on Saturday, February 2. Meet Kevin, the distinguished former Museum of London Archaeologist, just outside the Bishopsgate exit (top of the escalator) of Liverpool Street Tube.



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