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Walk Macabre - dispatching the dead in Smithfield and Finsbury

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Street level, Exit 2 St Paul's UndergrounD Station

Cheapside

LONDON

EC2V 6AA

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Walk Macabre: Dispatching the dead in Smithfield and Finsbury

Not for the fainthearted! an X-rated walking tour.

During “Walk Macabre”, Jiff Bayliss explores some of London’s most ghoulish deaths and last resting places. Robert Bard, author of “Graveyard London” commented that “many hundreds of generations of Londoners lie beneath the City feet without us knowing”; this walk suggests they were the lucky ones.

Starting at St Pauls, continuing to the site of Newgate Prison and Smithfield and onto Bunhill Cemetery, it explores executions, pestilence and lost burial grounds. Aimed at a general audience and those with an interest in history’s darker side, see where many Londoners met a literally sticky end. After the walk, you’ll wonder whether every open plot in central London was once someone’s graveyard.

Meets outside the Caffe Nero shop just outside exit 2 of St Paul's UndergrounD station - look for the man in the Stove Pipe hat. You can check travel options at the Transport for London Journey Planner.

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LONDON

EC2V 6AA

United Kingdom

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