We thought we knew all of London’s hidden gems but we’ve come across a couple of new things during our research into other new walks, which we have now added to our Hidden London walk. Consequently we have a new start point and slightly different route.
This walk doesn’t have a theme per se, but it’s crammed with London’s history. You’ll see hidden gems no other walks show their clients. Things hidden away in little nooks and crannies, or that are right out on display but which people walk past every day without realising what treasure they are missing. We see two of London’s least known yet most touching and important memorials, one of the great medieval halls, a bit of Roman London, the old city wall, London’s oldest church and its oldest hospital, all of which have interesting tales to tell. We also see areas infamous for their public executions, things relating to the Great Fire, body-snatching and the Tudors. We also see where an unknown Victorian woman did something that ensured she would be famous for ever. And we never stick to a road when an interesting old alley, lane, courtyard, churchyard or square beckons.
Start at Blackfriars underground station
Finish at St Pauls underground station
Shorter walk alternative – Start St Pauls underground station