Starting on the banks of London’s lost river Fleet we learn about the palaces, monasteries and large houses that stood at the fringes of the City in Tudor times. Discover what it was like to visit the Playhouse, see the site of the King’s Wardrobe, discover the Tudor places of worship and learning and discover Lord North’s Tudor mansion. As well as viewing some surviving Tudor buildings we’ll discover what life was like on the streets for ordinary Tudor Londoners.
Meeting place: Blackfriars Underground Station opposite the Blackfriar Pub
Duration: Please allow at least 60 minutes.
Note this walk must be pre-booked (you must be on the attendance list).
About the walk leader: Diane Burstein is a native Londoner, who is one of London’s best known and most versatile tour guides. She has made a name for herself with her Secret London feature on talk radio station LBC 97.3 FM and now makes regular contributions to BBC London 94.9’s Saturday Breakfast Shows.
She is the author of a successful book "London Then and Now" which featured in BBC History magazine's Top Ten Best Seller.As a Further Education Lecturer, Diane teaches “Discovering London” courses for two Adult Education Colleges.
Diane holds the prestigious London Blue Badge and has a BA Honours Degree in English Literature and History.