Heroic Women

We 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 we also show you things relating to the Women’s Freedom League and the Suffragists including London’s newest statue, of Millicent Garrett Fawcett. We also feature our first woman doctor, Millie’s sister Elizabeth Garrett, and also the social reformer Annie Besant. We can’t pass Westminster Abbey without mentioning the women buried there, including the country’s greatest ever philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts. We 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. We 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. We finish at the best museum café in London, and we tell you about the women responsible for the Garden Museum and its gardens.
Start Trafalgar Square
Finish Garden Museum or Westminster Bridge