6 October 2024 @ 2:30 pm

Exploring Smithfield – Meat, Medicine, Monks and Martyrs

Braveheart, peasant rebels, grave-snatchers, martyrs, plague pits, hangings, London’s raunchiest and most outrageous fairground and her most ancient hospital. Smithfield gives us a vivid glimpse of the sufferings and pleasures of old London.
The walk takes in the Charterhouse, Smithfield Market, Cloth Fair, St Bartholomew the Great, Bart’s Hospital, St Sepulchre, the Old Bailey and St Etheldreda’s. You will see some of London’s most famous old buildings as well as the changes that are transforming the area.
Meet in the forecourt of Farringdon Station (EC1M 6BY). The walk lasts 2 hours. We end near Hatton Garden in Holborn.

Event details

History, Outdoors, Senior Activities


Farringdon Station forecourtCowcross Street, London EC1M 6BY


Richard Cohen


Please book by ringing Richard on 07852141425 or by email: richard.cohen2@btinternet.com

Richard Cohen

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