BRING YOUR BABY GUIDED WALKS: Fleet Street & the Ancient Inns of Court

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Outside The Blackfriar pub

174 Queen Victoria Street

London

EC4V 4EG

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Please see organiser information at the bottom of this page for FAQs about the nature of my 'Bring Your Baby' guided walks.

About this guided walk:

  • Discover the remains of Bridewell Prison, also the site of Henry VII’s Bridewell Palace.

  • See the location of a mafia murder.

  • Stand in Hanging Sword Alley, the site of criminal’s drinking den Blood Bowl House, which Hogarth featured in The Idle Apprentice.

  • Glimpse the remains of 13th century Whitefriars Monastery.

  • See the inspiration for the wedding cake.

  • Stroll through the ancient alleyways of Church Court, Old Mitre Court, Hare Place and Ram Alley, once part of the notorious ‘Alsatia’, a violent no-go area where overhanging houses met and policemen feared to tread.

  • Visit the stunningly ancient Inner Temple and Middle Temple Inns of Court, once the London Citadel of the Knights Templar and setting/filming location for Great Expectations and Harry Potter.

  • See the 12th century ‘Temple Church’, an important setting in Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’

  • Stand at the site of Essex House, home to Elizabeth I’s favourite Robert Dudley in 1563.

  • See where writer Oliver Goldsmith is reputed to haunt.

  • Hear the stories of a hanging spot and the murderous Elizabeth Brownrigg.

  • Visit the 17th century Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a tavern frequented by Dickens, Dr Johnson, Mark Twain and Arthur Conan Doyle, and a setting in ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.

  • Walk through the passageways off Fleet Street where Dr Johnson live and where Sweeney Todd kept his barber shop. You can also see where Mrs Lovett made her famous ‘meat’ pies!

  • Find out where Mrs Salmon displayed her Waxworks, a setting used by Dickens in ‘David Copperfield’.

  • See the oldest clock and some of the oldest statues in London.

WALK STARTS: Outside The Blackfriar Pub, 174 Queen Victoria St, EC4V 4EG
WALK ENDS: Aldwych end of Fleet Street.

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Outside The Blackfriar pub

174 Queen Victoria Street

London

EC4V 4EG

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

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