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A Victorian Christmas Tour
Sun 11 December 2016, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
Explore Christmas traditions which may be older than you think.
At the beginning of the 19th century Christmas was hardly celebrated. Many businesses did not even consider it a holiday. But by the end of the century it had become the biggest annual celebration and took on the form we recognise today.
It is on this guided walk we delve into what makes a Victorian Christmas and explore well know traditions which may be older than you think.
The City of London is awash with narrow alleyways reminding us of it's historic past and it is on this walk where we have the opportunity to explore their evocative nature.
The walk starts at St Paul's cathedral, through old streets of London, exploring lives the Victorians at Christmas, dipping into Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.
Meet at statue of Queen Anne outside the steps to the entrance of St Paul's Cathedral.
Wheelchair accessible: No