This walk packs in a huge amount of history in a small area. We start in medieval Smithfield, with London’s only remaining priory. We cross over old cobbles to London’s historic indoor meat market to take in its amazing architecture and hear its story. We then see lots of London’s oldest things – oldest church, house, hospital. And we see the greatest piece of a particular style of architecture in Britain and you’ll hear why it’s in such amazing condition. Then we pass through perhaps London’s most interesting small park, which is crammed with history, en-route to the Museum of London. Here we’ll offer you a choice of things to be shown around, from Roman to Suffragette to Blitz history.
Start Walk: Barbican underground station
Finish Walk: Museum of London
Shorter Walk alternative – same start and finish points but a shorter route