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A Road to Ruin: a London walking tour

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Angel Tube Station

Islington High Street

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EC1V 1NE

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A Road to Ruin: Londoners and their alcohol

On this alcohol themed walk will be investigating the relationship between the different classes of society and the alcohol that was acceptable for them to drink. We explore how the famous English past-time of drinking was interpreted by journalists and artists of the day.

We investigate a number of fascinating buildings along an ancient Drover's road into London. This includes an 'in and out pub', a world famous inn, a brewery, two gin distilleries and even a licensed pawn broker!

Learn how we got the expressions 'One for the road', 'a Mother's ruin' and 'dead drunk'.

Where: Angel Tube

To: Farringdon Station

Duration: 90mins

Wheelchair friendly: yes

Hear a little more in our video: https://youtu.be/PWVirMrFZQI

What people have said about A Road to Ruin:

"Thank you Hazel. Fabulous alcohol en route walk. I am hooked to history of London now." Jade, Singapore

"Another fascinating and entertaining offering by Hazel . She turns londons past into a living thing that you can experience as if it was now. I highly recommend these walks and will endeavour to go on as many as I possibly can. Very well researched ,informative ,humorous and the right length." Sarah B, London

"A thoroughly interesting and pleasant walk around Farringdon exploring the history of London and its relationship with alcohol. Brilliantly guided tour with a fascinating explanation and comparison of some famous Hogarth sketches. Great way to spend a Saturday morning." Andrew, East London

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