Discovering London history

Oh my goodness, how violent London has been in the past: I joined a walk in Smithfield organised by Rowan Arts, Islington.  The walk was led by Richard Cohen.  It was extremely interesting and we learned about the bloody happenings that took place in this ancient part of London.  We walked through Smithfield Market to Charterhouse Square, where plague victims were buried

and then to St Bartholomew’s Church:

The church of St Bartholomew-the-great is one of the oldest parish churches in London and can boast some of the best Romanesque work in the capital. Building began in 1123 with the construction of the Norman chancel and apse of the church, it is the work of this period which has left the largest legacy for the building.

Next we went inside St Sepulchre Without Newgate and St Etheldreda’s Church with their amazing stained glass. We finished at Holborn Viaduct.


About Gandha

I am a London based artist, researcher and walker.
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