Walking Tour - The City of London's Forgotten Transformation

Walking Tour - The City of London's Forgotten Transformation

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£9 – £12

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Mansion House tube station, outside exit 1, Queen Victoria Street

Mansion House tube

38, Cannon Street

London

EC4N 6JD

United Kingdom

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Telling the story of how the City was transformed in Victorian times through great buildings, plaques, statuary, historic roads and vistas.

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Everyone knows the City of London was almost completely rebuilt and rose again after the Great Fire and that there was massive redevelopment after the devastation of the blitz. But what about the transformation of the second half of the nineteenth century?!:

There was an exodus to newly rising suburbs shrinking the City’s residential population as commuting was enabled by great new transport connections. Broad new thoroughfares were driven through old medieval courts and lanes. A new breed of finance clerks was squeezing out manufacturers. And a re-building boom took on.

Richard’s tour explores these dramatic changes through some fantastic Victorian buildings, plaques and statuary and he explores historic streets and vistas as well as medieval courts and lanes and atmospheric pubs.

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