6 October 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual Tour – Return of the King: London in the 1660s

An online, zoom tour on the first ten years of the restoration through parts of Westminster, Whitehall and St James’s.

The restoration saw the return of Charles II, a very “merry monarch”, with his glamorous mistresses, flamboyant court and strange “touching” ceremonies. It brought in a new power settlement, the flourishing of science and the vast expansion of London to the west: in many ways, the transition to a modern country.

Richard’s virtual walk leads you through the action-packed time of Charles’ II first ten years on the throne, the main players and nation-changing events. We “virtually” plot a course through Westminster and Whitehall and St James’s Park into St James’s and end at Burlington House.

Also, check out my accompanying tour on Thursday 8th October at 6pm: !966: The Year of Swinging London… we go from the 1660s to the 1960s.

Event details





Richard Watkins, richard.watkins1@footprintsoflondon.com; 07985 983 204



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