Spring was late in coming this year, but is now definitively underway.
We’re of the opinion that some of the finest days of the year in the UK are in April. Office-dwellers and sofa enthusiasts: we’ve got the perfect set of itineraries to ensure that you don’t miss out on the mood-boosting sunshine and fresh air.
Our popular historical walk series continues, with a range of themed and informative jaunts around Midtown, loosely based on different historical themes. Did we mention they’re all FREE?
Take a break from Facebook or Excel and join us at lunch or for a weekend tour. If you’ve got friends visiting, bring them along. All relevant information can be downloaded here.
None of these April walks require booking, just turn up!
Very Old Holborn, Wednesday 11th of April
This walk takes us to some of the buildings dating from before the time of the Great Fire of London in 1666 that still stand in Holborn.
Unlucky For Some, Friday the 13th of April
To celebrate Friday 13th we walk to sites connected to spells, superstition and prophecies.
The Bloomsbury Group, Tuesday the 17th of April
Visiting some of the many sites connected with the Bloomsbury Group of writers, artists and intellectuals.
The Peasants Are Revolting, Thursday 19th of April
For this tour we go back to 1381 and visit places in Farringdon and Clerkenwell from Wat Tyler’s Peasants’ Revolt.
Suffragette City, Friday the 20th of April
We visit several sites in Holborn and Bloomsbury linked to the struggle for votes for women.
St George, Monday the 23rd of April
A patriotic theme for St. George’s Day. This walk takes us to the place where our national anthem was first sung publicly. We also visit a former home and the final resting place of the composer of Rule Britannia.
Great Plague, Friday the 27th of April
Visit the area where the Great Plague of 1665 started, and hear about those terrible times.
Joining information for all walks is available here.