A Walk Beyond Time And Place
The name of Fleet Street is known all over the world. Known as Britain’s centre of newspapers and journalism, it is also steeped in history. Running off this unique thoroughfare, there are the sinister alleyways of Sweeney Todd as well as picturesque courtyards of Charles Dickens’s books. The enchanting and cloistered Middle Temple will be a pleasant surprise to the London tourists. There is no better “Curious London” walk than this one, in which you will forget time while you lose yourself in the history of this labyrinthine route.
A self-guided walk along Fleet Street and Middle Temple
This self-guided “Curious London” Walk comes as a downloadable guide book that includes photographs and maps.
Start: Temple Station
End: Blackfriars Station
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
The self-guided Curious London Walk includes:
- The monument that marks the point where Fleet Street becomes The Strand
- The enchanting and cloistered Middle Temple
- Temple Church, featured both in the book and film version of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code
- The address of Sweeney Todd, “the demon barber of Fleet Street” and more historic sites on Fleet Street
- “Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese” pub, a true time capsule that was frequented by Dr Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The wegde-shaped pub “The Blackfriar”, close to Blackfriars Bridge, where “God’s Banker” Robert Calvi was found hanging in 1982