Walk: Up and Down the City Road (London)

Walk: Up and Down the City Road (London)
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Categories
Walks
London
Local History
Date:
Fri 29 Jun 2018
Duration:
1 hour 30 minutes
Price:
£10.00
Places remaining:
2

Up and down the City Road

In and out the Eagle

That's the way the money goes

Pop goes the weasel.

 

Generations of children have sung about the City Road but today most people think of it as part of London's Inner Ring Road. In this two hour walk, we will be looking at the history of City Road and the buildings in the streets both sides, and telling the stories of people who have lived near it. Some of the things Rob Smith will talk about include:

-The office that counted telegraph poles;

-A building that made gin that now connects London to the world;

-The world’s oldest eye hospital;

-And of course the famous Eagle from the nursery rhyme.

29/06/2018 11:00 - 12:30
Rob Smith