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The Makers of Modern London

Rob Smith, Footprints of London

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

The Makers of Modern London

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standard Ended £10.00 £0.00
students, unemployed and over 65s – note each child aged under 14 is free if accompanied by a fee paying adult
Ended £7.50 £0.00

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In the fifty years between 1801 and 1851 Londons population almost tripled, the largest city the world had ever seen - double the size of Paris, three times the population of New York. The old systems for keeping a city fed, healthy and in working order  no longer adequate and new ideas and inventions had to be thought of.  In this two hour walk, Rob Smith will tell the stories of the inventors, campaigners, engineers and philanthropists that made London the worlds first modern city, and look for their legacy in the Clerkenwell area.




Come and hear about :
  • A young entrepreneur whos company powered everything from lifts to theatre curtains
  • The eighteenth century version of WikiLeaks
  • The hole in the ground that saved thousands of lives
  • The event that led to the forming of the security services
  • The American who helped Londons poor





Have questions about The Makers of Modern London? Contact Rob Smith, Footprints of London

When & Where

Farringdon Station
39 Cowcross Street
EC1M 6BY London
United Kingdom

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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Rob Smith, Footprints of London

This walk is led by Rob Smith. To avoid disapointment please book a place on the walk or let me know you are coming. I cannot guarantee you a place on the walk if you just turn up.

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