Elizabethan Clerkenwell

Angel tube station, London

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Walk Times

DayWalk TypeStart TimeEnd Time
3 November 2019 Tour du Jour10.45 am12.45 pm Winter
22 February 2020 Tour du Jour10.45 am12.45 pm Winter

Short read: Treachery and spectacle!

Long read: A description that could be applied to Shakespeare’s plays or the life of his patron – Queen Elizabeth I. Our knowledge of day to day existence in Elizabethan England is sporadic but it is rich in detail in two areas – theatre and royalty. On this tour we learn all about the upstart playwright’s time in Clerkenwell, now a chic London neighbourhood but then ‘a haunt of thieves and whores’. Included is a stop at the site of a theatre where his plays were performed and a pub he would have frequented. We also find out how dangerous life was for Good Queen Bess and inspect three outstanding historical buildings that she visited. Join us to discover the parishes, plays and murderous plots of Elizabethan Clerkenwell.

ELIZABETHAN CLERKENWELL – THE PRACTICALS

The Elizabethan Clerkenwell walk takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, November 3. Meet Philip just outside the exit of Angel Tube

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If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Elizabethan Clerkenwell 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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