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Walking Tour - Trains, Drains and Remains

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Meet outside Blackfriars Tube station on the north bank

Blackfriars Road

London

EC4R 2BB

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Discover what largely lies under-foot in the City including drains, sewage pipes, water conduits, burials, Roman remains and the Underground

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Considering the history of the City that is largely under our feet. We discuss the development of the Tube in the City and how it relates to embanking the Thames; peer over Blackfriars Bridge to see if we can spot where the River Fleet feeds into the Thames and discuss modern day sewers. We then weave through the narrow streets to the site of the old Blackfriars Monastery and through the heart of the City. We view archaeological remains; where human remains were once buried; see where water conduits were installed and walk along a former river that, in later times, became a drain before clogging up completely. We will finish our Journey by London Bridge, at the site of the first deep level tube station.

In line with current social distancing requirements we have adopted certain mitigation practices regarding our walking tours. Before booking on a walking tour it is important that you read the full details of our COVID-19 mitigation practices on the link below, so you know what to expect and what we expect of you:

http://footprintsoflondon.com/2020/08/important-customer-guidance-for-attending-walking-tours/


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Meet outside Blackfriars Tube station on the north bank

Blackfriars Road

London

EC4R 2BB

United Kingdom

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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Organiser Marilyn Greene, Footprints of London

Organiser of Walking Tour - Trains, Drains and Remains

I am a qualified City of London Guide and a member of the City of London Guides Lecturers Association 

Formerly the Curator of Hampstead Museum, Burgh House, I have been creating and delivering walks in the Hampstead area for some 20 years.

I love discovering interesting nuggets of London history and am fascinated in how places develop and change as well as archaeology and what lies beneath the ground. I am especially interested in the effect of the Blitz on London, artists and their connections with places and the stories of individual buildings.

As well as guiding in the City and Hampstead / North London area, I also guide for the City Lit; the National Trust's 2 Willow Road; and can give tours at the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum and National Gallery. I was also a London Transport Museum’s Hidden London guide. I also run heritage workshops

Attendance on any walk can only be guaranteed through pre-booking.  If you cannot pre-book here but wish to attend, you are welcome to do so, but you must please give me prior notice of your intention to attend.

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