Ghosts of Fleet Street Halloween Special
Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Immerse yourself in the dark history of Fleet Street on this night-fright tour led by brilliant young historian Dr Matthew Green with costumed actors, musicians, and twitching corpses hidden along the route.
Includes free tankards of beer and ale in some of London's most haunted taverns.
Ever since Wynkyn de Worde first set up his printing press at the sign of the sun in St Bride’s Churchyard in 1495, Fleet Street has been associated with knowledge, enlightenment, and democracy.
But it has a dark side. The story of the mass media is one of mass murder.
Beginning at Stationers’ Hall and finishing with a pint in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, this musical, dramatised tour will take you through 600 years of bribery, gossip, and booze on the blood-soaked Street of Shame. You'll meet the ghosts of Fleet Street denizens including Samuel Johnson, Hodge the Cat, Daniel Defoe, and Rebekah Brooke.