A Walk Beyond Time And Place
This walk leads you through the quirky area of Clerkenwell, one of the most mysterious parts of London. It has a rich history that you can still see if you know where to look. This walk provides you with the necessary information.
Secret London: A self-guided walk through the mysterious and quirky area of Clerkenwell
If you look for the quarter that could rightly be labelled “Secret London”, then it is Clerkenwell. Enchanted, mysterious and radical – Clerkenwell provides a mixture of important historic events for London, as well as being an influence and setting for literary representations of the city.
Walk up the hill from Smithfield Market, follow the buried river Fleet and discover the place where you can actually hear and see it run underground, and visit “Little Hell”, formerly one of the worst slums in Victorian London.
Discover the secret and haunted area of Clerkenwell with the Self-Guided Walk by LONDON BEYOND TIME AND PLACE. It leads you to the medieval well of Clerkenwell, explains the historic remnants that surround you here and that you would otherwise miss like the medieval gate or a haunted monastery (that even has a connection to the world famous rock band Genesis). Of course, you will also meet some ghosts on the way…
This self-guided walk comes as a downloadable guide book that includes photographs and maps.
You can also do the walk as a pub crawl.
Start: Farringdon Underground Station (Cowcross Street exit)
End: Barbican Underground Station
Duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
The self-guided Clerkenwell Walk includes:
- A gateway from medieval London
- A former monastery turned school that is said to be haunted and has a connection to one of the world’s greatest rock bands
- The remains of the “well of Clerkenwell”
- Locations that Charles Dickens used in “Oliver Twist”
- A former infamous prison turned into one of one of the largest sorting offices in the world