Imagine a time before the world was mapped, when people's every move depended on what they could see from their home. Now imagine being stuck there with no way to escape as plague sweep through town and claim more victims each day...
The City of London is one of the most historic and iconic cities in the world. Our Roman London walk uncovers London’s origins. Our Medieval London walk covers churches, livery halls and shopping. The City has long been a centre of trade and commerce and covered in our Financial London walk.
Our Best of Blackfriars walk takes in a quiet corner of the City. Our Heretics and Horrors walk looks at the everyday horrors experienced by Londoners of the past. Go back to 166 on our Great Fire of London walk. The origins and success of London are explored in our River Thames walk. Enjoy the tranquility and Secret Spaces of the City.
Explore the area once dominated by the black friars.
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.