City of London churches walk and lunchtime concert
Tour | St Paul's Cathedral
18, 20 October 2016 - 10:30 until 14:00
This two hour tour of the city churches will be led by Blue Badge guide, Sarah Fordham. Before the Great Fire in 1666 there were 97 parish churches within the walls of the city of London. No less than 51 were rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren. Today a mere 38 survive and each one is worthy of a visit. The walk will take the group to some of those close to St Paul’s Cathedral. Along the way, you will see where others stood and the remains of those not rebuilt following the destruction of the Blitz. Also visit a church whose bells are part of a well-known nursery rhyme, Agatha Christie’s parish church, and a church where the heart of a queen is buried. The group will ascend to a view of London on a par with that from the dome of St Paul’s.
The walk will end for a lunchtime concert in one of the churches, which are still a vibrant part of city life.
Begin with coffee in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral at 10.30am. The walk will commence at 11am.
This event has been organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.