The "big" Tudor monarchs loom large in the popular imagination: especially Henry (all those wives!) and Elizabeth. The story of London under the Tudors is less well-known but fascinating. Massive population, huge growth in manufacturing and retail, explosion of popular literacy and printing, highly dangerous religious rifts: all fuelled by an enormous giveaway of city property at the Dissolution of the Monasteries. This walk will bring all this to life.
Meet at Temple Underground station WC2R 2PH
We meet right outside the only exit
We will see all the remaining Tudor buildings in the City, and the three statues of Tudor monarchs (Henry, Elizabeth and Edward)
We finish at St Bartholemew the Great church, off Smithfield EC1A 9DS
Food and drink
My scheduled public walks are on Saturday and Sunday mornings so sometimes I cannot make these times
We are walking for about 2.5km on streets, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket/umbrella if it looks like rain! There are no steep steps etc but we will be walking along old and uneven streets do let me know if you have any mobility restrictions and I will make sure we don't have a problem.