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Clare Market Lost

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Clare Market Lost - Wednesday 26 July Start 6.15pm-8.15pm Temple tube station, London WC2R 2PH

Behind the wide formal streets of Aldwych and Kingsway lies a very different neighbourhood. Clare Market and Drury Lane were a tangle of disreputable alleys until the new streets cut them in half. But traces remain, and this walk dives into the back streets to track the vanished lanes and recreate their past at the core of ancient London.


A meddle and muddle of medieval streets that developed as a thriving neighbourhood with its own markets and identity as the boundary land between the Cities of London and Westminster. With Puritans no longer in power, the area blossomed into the centre of what is now branded, “Theatre Land”, with actors and players living cheek by jowel amongst the theatres in which they worked.

The last of the Empire was marked by the creation of Kingsway, wiping away many of the former streets, and creating a grand boulevard with underground services, for pneumatic delivery of messages, and tram and tube lines to boot. Modern day facades now line Kingsway and only short remnants of former street frontages remain, with the London School of Economics almost ‘Disney-fying’ what is left of Clare Market.


On this walk you will uncover layers of social history and cultural curiosity, and find out about the controversies that still linger in this neighbourhood. Join Tom Bolton, author of Vanished City: London’s Lost Neighbourhoods and Andrew Stuck from the Museum of Walking to reveal what Clare Market Lost and bring it to life.

We will be handing out a field notebook and pencils and other resources. Our start will be from outside Temple tube station (Circle & District Lines).

Tom will be signing copies of his books. A special discount for the books will be made available to those on the walk.

See familiar places from a new angle, discover hidden gems and vantage points to see into this neighborhood's (in)glorious past - let's discover what has Clare Market Lost?

On-line: £15. On the day £20

On-line tickets are the cheapest - if you introduce someone new to the Museum of Walking (or Tom Bolton) you get £1 cash back on the day.


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