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Mercers, Maidens & Mozart
Sat, March 25, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT
On this walk we will discover the lesser known streets and alleys of the West End. We will go down an alley where the buildings have hardly changed in 300 years and which is still lit with gas lights. We will visit a court once known as Flicker Alley and visit a well-known shopping street and hear about its almost forgotten history as the centre of the coach and carriage making trade. We will also go on a search for Mercers’ Maidens, hear about pubs allegedly linked by their cellars and visit a secret oasis on the site of a hospital for lepers.
The walk starts outside the Amba Hotel (formerly known as the Charing Cross Hotel) which is on the forecourt next to the main entrance of Charing Cross Station. The walk finishes in Carnaby Street halfway between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tubes.
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