07. October 2018 - 13:00
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Best of Blackfriars: Walking Tour | Blackfriars Station (North side) | Sunday, 07. October 2018

Explore the area once dominated by the Blackfriars

Step back in time to Roman, Medieval, Tudor and Victorian London, discover the best of Blackfriars on this circular tour of a much forgotten world. 
Follow in the footsteps of literary greats such as Victorian author Charles Dickens, famous diarist Samuel Pepys and actor and playwright William Shakespeare.
Marvel at modern innovations, award-winning architecture and medieval priory remains. Stand on the site once belonging to Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. Learn about the lost palace once given to Katharine of Aragon as a wedding present by her new husband Henry VIII. 
Walk where luxurious Roman villas and a temple to Mithras once stood. Learn how Victorian engineering connected Blackfriars to the continent and how their efforts are still of use today.

Discover Roman London to present day
Follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare, Pepys and Dickens
Meet other adventurous souls
Qualified guide

Start: Blackfriars Station | End: Blackfriars Station
Duration: 90 mins | Step-free access: no
Suitable for all age groups.

What people have said about our Best of Blackfriars Tour on TripAdvisor:
“Best of Blackfriars walk”
Reviewed 6 August 2015
"Hazel is a vey knowledgeable and entertaining guide. She showed us the interesting and fascinating history of this district and organised a pub visit as well."
Reviewed 26 July 2015

"Hazel imparts her knowledge with fun and warmth. Her tours are insightful and interesting. She is great at questions and really super at engaging you."
“Best of Blackfriars guided walk”
Reviewed 26 July 2015

What a terrific way to spend an afternoon. I can't praise Hazel highly enough. She is knowledgeable, fun, friendly and paces the walk perfectly. The length is just right, avoiding information overload but leaving you wanting more. It's made me see Blackfriars in a different light and I can't wait to attend other walks with Hazel.