The Thin Veil of London
£12.50 – £17.50
The Thin Veil of London

The Thin Veil of London

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Bloomsbury

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'The best guided walk I've ever been on.' - Matt Brown, Londonist

The stories of Arthur Machen (1863-1947) teem with sinister ancient pre-Christian horrors – troglodyte races and malevolent fauns – that lurk just beneath the surface of modern life. Yet for Machen, these folklore evils were the flip side of a positive theology that invited the visionary to step through the veil of illusion into another world; a magical world. Sometimes the lifting of the veil occurs on ancient tumuli in the Welsh countryside of his childhood; often it can be found in a back street of London.

The Thin Veil of London takes up this theme. Much more than an ordinary tour, it is a journey into the silent corners of Holborn and Bloomsbury, and it is a journey into the worlds of Faery and science, madness and ecstasy, and what Machen called ‘the eternal beauty hidden beneath the crust of common and commonplace things; hidden and yet burning and glowing continually if you care to look with purged eyes’.

The walk begins in a pub in Bloomsbury and ends at another in the same area. See the Minimum Labyrinth website for more details.

This event is not suitable for under-14s.

NOTE: The Early Bird discount for all dates is available until the end of 4 December. Please ignore the "sales end" dates on this page.

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