Secrets of Spitalfields Private Walking Tour

Secrets of Spitalfields Private Walking Tour

Most people know of this are because of its infamous connection with Jack The Ripper but there is 2,000 years of history here with an incredibly rich history and vibrant culture so join us for this very special tour that will reveal the fantastic heritage of Spitalfields without ever mentioning you-know-who.

We will visit Plague Pits and scenes of terrible crimes and events but also of sites of pioneering hospitals, alms houses, soup kitchens and asylums.

These days Spitalfields is also incredibly trendy with a unique mix found nowhere else on Earth and we don’t even mean the great food and markets.

Everywhere in Spitalfields, culture and vibrancy goes hand in hand with history, poverty and misery and we will see the old subterranean Charnel House within a few seconds walk of the wonderful Spitalfields Market.

There is no where like Spitalfields and we’re convinced that if you are looking for something totally different then this is the tour for you.

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* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Most people know of this are because of its infamous connection with Jack The Ripper but there is 2,000 years of history here with an incredibly rich history and vibrant culture so join us for this very special tour that will reveal the fantastic heritage of Spitalfields without ever mentioning you-know-who.

We will visit Plague Pits and scenes of terrible crimes and events but also of sites of pioneering hospitals, alms houses, soup kitchens and asylums.

These days Spitalfields is also incredibly trendy with a unique mix found nowhere else on Earth and we don’t even mean the great food and markets.

Everywhere in Spitalfields, culture and vibrancy goes hand in hand with history, poverty and misery and we will see the old subterranean Charnel House within a few seconds walk of the wonderful Spitalfields Market.

There is no where like Spitalfields and we’re convinced that if you are looking for something totally different then this is the tour for you.

Itinerary
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Stop At: The Hoop and Grapes in London, 47 Aldgate High St, London EC3N 1AL, UK

The oldest licenced house in the City of London. A lovely old Tudor pub from 1593 with a fascinating history in this no-mans land between the City and Whitechapel.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: St Botolph’s Aldgate, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB England

There’s been a church here for well over 1,000 years and many famous people such as Sir Isaac Newton and Daniel Defoe have worshipped here. The beautifully landscaped gardens hide a terrible secret beneath!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Aldgate Pump, 65-68 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 2AD, UK

The infamous Aldgate Pump (of death) not only has a remarkable history but inspired a phrase in ‘Cockney’ English.

Nearby we will see ruins of the old Trinity Priory.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Katherine Cree, St. Katharine Cree Church 86 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 3BP England

Londons hardest to find cemetery is right opposite an infamous murder spot.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Roman Girl, 18 Bury Street, London N9 7JY England

Discovered when preparatory works for the Gherkin where being made.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), 30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP England

One of the most iconic of the modern generation of London skyscrapers

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Bevis Marks, London EC3A, UK

The oldest surviving Synagogue in what was once a very Jewish area of London.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Houndsditch, London, UK

This was once a notorious part of London just outside the City Walls

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Devonshire Square, London, UK

Now a fashionable leisure destination but 150 years ago home to the East India Company. It’s history though goes back over another 1,000 years to the Knights of the Cnihtengild.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tenter Ground, London E1, UK

Spitalfields has a long history in the textile and weaving trade.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor, Brune Street, London England

A relic of the past which survived until just a few years ago.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial St, London E1 6LY, UK

This beautiful White Chapel Huguenot Church was once the centre of the community and nearby we will see some of the beautiful houses, shops and pubs in the area.

We will also see where Queen Victoria had her wedding dress made and why she chose Spitalfields as well as seeing a period house often used in TV shows and films for its authentic appearances.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Norton Folgate Alms Houses, Puma Court, London E1 6QG England

Original Alms Houses from times past which are still operating and giving a helping hand to those that need it the most.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Jamme Masjid, 59 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL England

This mosque was once a synagogue and before that a church.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Market, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL England

Just one of several markets in Brick Lane

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Police Station 25 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU England

Brick Lane was once a very Jewish area and we will go by Britains oldest Beigel shop which you’re very welcome to try out. Nearby is the legendary Dark Sugars who we think make the best Hot Chocolate in the world. Or you might want to try out some of the incredible flavours from the Indian Subcontinent.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Vintage Market, 85 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL England

We won’t list all the markets round here… but you get the idea!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dennis Severs’ House, 18 Folgate Street Liverpool Street Tube, London E1 6BX England

In the midst of the best preserved streets of Spitalfields, we will see the historic Dennis Severs’ House. (If you pick the optional entry on a Saturday then we may be able to go inside). Either way, this area gives an idea of how rich Spitalfields used to be before it descended into the poverty and crime which gripped it through much of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: BOXPARK Shoreditch, 2, 10 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY, UK

Once home to a famous animal market. Now one of the trendiest markets in London

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Charnel House, Bishops Square Spitalfields, London England

During the recent extensive development of the area, archeologists found these ruins deep underground that once stores thousands of bones.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 65 Brushfield Street Spitalfields, London E1 6AA England

This listing of what we see isn’t all-inclusive as there are various other places too such as the birthplace of Susanna Wesley, the mother who gave birth to John and Charles who founded Methodism.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW England

Once an old functioning market but now a high-end place with great food and artisan products.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ England

One of the most atmospheric streets in London though it doesn’t take too much imagination to realise its history might not be as pleasant as it is today.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kindertransport Memorial, 50 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7PD, UK

Near to ‘Bedlam’ we finish this tour by this lovely and evocative memorial to Jewish children saved by Sir Nicholas Winton just before WW2.

Duration: 5 minutes

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