Justice Miscarried – Let’s Deliver for the Postmasters

By the Queen Anne statue, directly in front of St Paul's Cathedral (the nearest Tube Stop is St Paul's)

Guided by Ian

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
30 March 2024 Special 3.45 pm 5.45 pm Winter

Photo compliments of Nick Wallis, author of The Great Post Office Scandal. All rights reserved.

Justice Miscarried – Let’s Deliver for the Postmasters

In England, justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be believed.

London Walks guide Ian Fagelson is also the honorary lawyer to the Horizon Scandal Fund, the charity that looks after former subpostmasters who’ve been made destitute by the Post Office and are still fighting for compensation in the most widespread miscarriage of justice in British history.

Ian is delivering this special tour as a fundraiser for the charity.

Starting from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral where Gunpowder plotters, and at least one innocent priest, were hanged, drawn and quartered, we make our way, via the Central Criminal Court – otherwise known as the Old Bailey, to a beautiful Tudor manor house where opening the mail uncovered dark deeds in the 16th Century. Along the way we will visit some of the City’s most beautiful sites, hear tales like that of Elizabeth I’s doctor, ‘fitted up’ for treason in 1594, and pass the pub where Charles Dickens witnessed the public hanging of a murderous couple in 1849.

We will visit the spot where grave robbers sold corpses to the surgeons at Bart’s Hospital (only to end up on the dissection table themselves) and meet a whole host of colourful characters, some of whom were actually guilty of the crimes for which they were convicted.

Halfway through the walk we will take a breather in Postman’s Park, an oasis of calm in the heart of the City, created as a lunchtime haven for postal workers in those long-forgotten days when the Post Office cared about its employees.


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