Hawksmoor to Hogarth: A Tale of Two Churches SOLD OUT
Guided Tour | The British Museum
Monday 20 July 2015 - 13:30 until 16:00
St George’s Bloomsbury was completed by Nicholas Hawksmoor in 1730 to serve the well-to-do residents of newly-built Bloomsbury. Up to then, the nearest church had been St Giles in the Fields. Originally a mediaeval leper colony, by the 18th century it stood in the middle of the worst crime and disease-ridden slums of London. Hogarth’s famous engraving ‘Gin Lane’ illustrates this area of St Giles and looks towards the new steeple of St George’s, complete with lions and unicorns dancing about the base. Join City Guide, Karen Chester, on a walk which will visit both neighbourhoods and both churches.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.