£25, 6pm After the Great Fire of London, Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) rebuilt 51 churches. On this guided tour you’ll see several of his finest places
After the Great Fire of London, Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) rebuilt 51 churches. On this guided tour you’ll see several of his finest places of worship. Starting at City Information Centre St Paul’s Churchyard.
Among the Wren churches and building on this walk are:
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Temple Bar
- St Nicholas Cole Abbey, with its distinctive galleon weathervane
- The spires of St Vedast Foster Lane and Christ Church Newgate Street
- St Mary-le-Bow, where you’ll learn about the origins of a London cockney and a strong connection to the United States
- St Mary Aldermary, an unusual gothic-style church with a stunning plasterwork ceiling
- St James Garlickhythe, known as ‘Wren’s Lantern’
- St Michael Paternoster Royal, associated with Dick Whittington
- St Stephen Walbook, with its impressive dome and stunning Henry Moore font
The walk ends near Bank Station.
The walk will be led by Sam Jacobs. Sam is a third generation Londoner and a qualified City of London guide. He leads tours for the City of London corporation and Greater London Authority and the London Festival of Architecture. He’s worked in hi-tech in the City for 40 years with Banks & Insurance companies and is a graduate of Cambridge University. Sam’s a specialist in the art, architecture, sights, eating and drinking places, churches, synagogues, gardens and history of London and leads regular walks in the area. He’s written several books about London’s sights, literature and hotels, pubs and restaurants. He runs several walks focusing on the buildings, legacy and history of Sir Christopher Wren.
This event is for members only.
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(Wednesday) 6:00 pm
City of London Information Centre