Tour Dates: 30 November - 1 December 2019

Price Per Person: £140:00   

Contact us for details as places are limited to 15 

Whats included? 
. 4 London Wartime Walks led by Clive Harris & Steve Hunnisett 
. Saturday Evening Social Pie & a Pint 
. Vox Audio system headsets throughout

Wartime London Weekend

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday 30 November 2019

Walk One - Bank to London Bridge - A morning meeting outside the Bank of England/Royal Exchange (*Bank Station Central/Northern/District/Circle Lines) and discover the story of the City in wartime, passing the 'largest crater in London we pass through Leadenhall Market and the site of numerous incidents during the Blitz before reaching the Tower of London. We continue along the north of the Thames where we consider the rivers close relationship and role with Londoner's during the bombing before crossing London Bridge and ending at the historic Borough Market where lunch can be taken.

Walk Two - London Bridge to St Paul's - The afternoon sees us stroll along Bankside, home to numerous warehouses during the war, many still baring the scars of nearly 80 years ago. Crossing the Millenium (Wibbly Wobbly) Bridge we continue up to St Paul's Cathedral for a comprehensive study of the incidents that occured during the war, passing through the completely destroyed Paternoster Square we end at the Blitzed memorial garden of Christchurch before retiring to a local pub for pie and a pint. (*St Paul's Station Central Line) 
    

Day 2 - Sunday 1 December 2019

Walk Three - Ludgate Circus to Trafalgar Square - Starting at Ludgate Circus (*City Thameslink Station or St Paul's Station Central Line) Our walk through the old city streets will take in St Brides Church, Dr Johnson's House in Gough Square, (commandeered by the AFS during the war), through the Temple, Pump Court and onto St Clemant Danes Church, all of which have Blitz related stories to tell. We continue through the West End to discover how 'theatreland' endured the war before passing Embankment Gardens and ending on the steps of St Martins in the Fields Church, that housed a public shelter during the air raids. Lunch can be taken in a nearby pub

Walk Four - Trafalgar Square to Victoria Embankment - The afternoon will se us passing through St James, home to gentlemans clubs and exclusing shopping malls, we also pass the an important planning centre for both Operation Torch & Operation Overlord. From Waterloo Place, still displaying shrapnel scars 75 years on, we cut through St James Park and onto the Guards Chapel, destroyed by a V1 in June 1944, we discover the story of Westminster Methodist Hall during the war. Passing Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church we cross Parliament Square and Big Ben before ending, suitably back on the Thames at the Battle of Britain and London at War Memorial before dispersing to a local pub or onward journey home.