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The London Royal Route - A 1-day Pilgrimage from Tower of London to Westmin...

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All Hallows by the Tower

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EC3R 5BJ

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Guy of the BPT and route creator Jason Goodwin will guide you on this 5.5 mile pilgrimage, which begins 9am at All Hallows by the Tower, and ends 3.45pm at Westminster Abbey (after Choral Evensong). View route here, and guidebook here.

Delve into the heart of England’s history through the streets of the modern city. Take in relics of an old enchantment, when London was thought to be the New Troy, and Westminster Abbey was the holy of holies. Pick out holy wells and ancient stones, places of sanctuary and peace, the tombs of saints and the haunts of sinners, from the scrum of the modern city.

Linking the two traditional power centres of London, the City of Westminster and the City of London, via countless holy places, you follow the ancient processional way from the Tower of London, believed to replicate the lost palace of the Kings of Troy, through the popular and commercial City, to the political and priestly city of Westminster, in the shadow of the great Abbey church.

A fresh approach to the ancient art of pilgrimage, set amid the rich pilgrimscape of London.

Open to All (Bring your own Beliefs).

This Pilgrimage will include:

- New ways of meeting old Churches (bring your own beliefs...)
- Group pilgrim songs on the path
- Opportunities for silence
- Rediscovering your place in the British pilgrimage tradition
- Holy and Historic sites

What to bring

Appropriate London clothes and shoes; Waterproofs or Umbrella; Waterbottle.

FAQ’s

Who can come?
Anyone over 18 (or under 18 with parental guidance, bearing in mind the walking distance).
Is this religious?
All and no-faiths are equally welcome. We operate a “Bring Your Own Beliefs” policy. We ask that all participating pilgrims tolerate one another, whatever their beliefs.
Are there fitness limitations?
Pilgrimage is moderately intense. If you struggle to walk all day, this type of pilgrimage may be an unsuitable activity for you right now. There are always plenty of escape points en route. But we will walk slowly, and start early, and just under six miles is a very manageable distance for the majority of people.
Unfortunately this pilgrimage is not suited for mobility-impaired people or those requiring wheelchair access.
Can I bring my dog?
Sadly not - we can’t accommodate dogs on our guided pilgrimages. However, if you have a registered assistance dog, they are welcome.

If you would like to make a donation in addition to, or in place of, a ticket, click here.

We hope to see you on the path.

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