Heroic Women Walk

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You start with Edith Cavell, the World War 1 nurse, before looking at the jobs women did in both world wars. There’s also the Suffragettes, but you also get shown things relating to the Women’s Freedom League and the Suffragists including London’s newest statue, of Millicent Garrett Fawcett. You also hear about the first woman doctor, Millie’s sister Elizabeth Garrett, and also the social reformer Annie Besant. You can’t pass Westminster Abbey without mention of the women buried there, including the country’s greatest ever philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts. You see the mighty Boudicca and her chariots before reaching in our opinion the most beautiful memorial in London, that of the Crimean nurse Mary Seacole. You also see the Florence Nightingale museum nearby, before walking along the river (great views across the river to the houses of Parliament) to see the SOE memorial headed by George Cross and Croix de Guerre awarded Violette Szabo. You finish at the best museum café in London, and your hear about the women responsible for the Garden Museum and its gardens.
Start Trafalgar Square
Finish Garden Museum or Westminster Bridge

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