Ghosts of Fleet Street
Monthly Event - Third Saturday of every month: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Discover the depraved history of Fleet Street on this topical guided tour oozing with the sights, sounds, songs, and stories of 17th and 18th-century London.
Snake through the snarling thoroughfares, mournful churchyards and seedy alleys of Fleet Street tracing the rise and demise of the British mass media from Daniel Defoe and Dr Johnson to Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks. Led by Dr Matthew Green ghosts and musicians - including Lord Justice Leveson - planted along the route.
The tour is led by historian Dr Matthew Green. It lasts approximately 1hr 30 minutes, beginning by the plaque commemorating Wynkyn de Worde, the Father of Fleet Street, in Stationers' Hall Court off Ave Maria Lane. We finish with a pint in the Blackfriars pub overlooking the silver Thames.