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Pilgrims, Profit and Propaganda: the birthplace of America.A Mayflower Walk

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War Memorial in the forecourt of The Royal Exchange

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EC3V 3LR

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For many Americans, US history begins with the Mayflower – the tiny ship which carried the Mayflower Pilgrims to America 400 years ago. But for Londoners, it goes back much further. The landing at Plymouth in 1620 was the culmination of decades of exploration, dedication and investment.

On our walk, you’ll follow in the footsteps of the founders of America. The intrepid explorers who made settlement possible, and the wealthy merchants who raised the cash. Visit London’s medieval seat of government, and ancient churches where pioneering colonists worshipped. Take in a glorious 17th century hall where a Pilgrim leader was apprenticed, and which spearheaded a propaganda campaign for American colonisation. See the sites of grim prisons where Edward Winslow and other Puritans languished – and which transported orphans and prisoners to the New World. Visit haunts of the Native American princess, Pocahontas, and the swashbuckling Captain John Smith. And travel with us to the famous Mayflower pub, close to where the ship set sail. See the burial place of Captain Christopher Jones, and sample a pint of the Mayflower’s special Scurvy Ale.

Pam O’Toole, the tour guide who designed the walk, is a member of the Stationers, an ancient livery company of London, where Edward Winslow was apprenticed. This means that some of the walks will have access to the interior of the 17th century hall.

Meeting point: Exit Bank tube (Exit 3) and you’ll be in the forecourt of The Royal Exchange. The Meeting point is by the The Royal Exchange War Memorial.

Postcode is : EC3V 3LR

Nearest tube is: Bank Station (Central and Northern Lines) Exit 3

The walk in the City will last 2 hours. We will then travel by train for 20 minutes to Rotherhithe to visit The Mayflower Pub for a pint of Scurvy Ale, which is a lot nicer than it sounds!

If you don’t see a date suitable for you, or for a private tour, then just contact Pam or I. We are flexible with dates.

To book a private tour please contact:

Caroline Mongan: T: 07866 072308

E: caroline.mongan@ntlworld.com

Pam O’Toole: T: 07973 511349

E: otoole.pam@googlemail.com

This walk was curated by expert guide (City of London and City of Westminster) Pam O’Toole. Thank you so much to Joe Sohm of Visions of America for his kind permission to use the photograph of the Mayflower II.

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War Memorial in the forecourt of The Royal Exchange

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EC3V 3LR

United Kingdom

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