Tour

Prestige Art Tours: Imagining Medieval London

Location

Guildhall, City Of London

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Prestige Art Tours: Imagining Medieval London

In the Middle Ages, London was a thriving city filled with architectural marvels, prosperous marketplaces and ceremonial paths. Its urban space was filled with images of propaganda and markers of royal power. However due to the Great Fire of 1666 and the Industrial Revolution, it is difficult to imagine what London was like in the Middle Ages. To understand London's present-day character, one must know its medieval layers, which are often hidden underground, in museums or behind modern facades. Nevertheless they are some of the most interesting parts of the city. This tour will take you on a journey to discover London's hidden medieval treasures. Some of the highlights include the Norman church of St. Bartholomew the Great, the London Wall, the Temple Church with its effigies of the Knights Templar, several crypts (including an underground crypt museum with fragments of Roman paving), and a medieval cloister. Led by Dr. Jana Gajdošová, this is sure to be an enlightening and riveting look into our city in more ancient times. A top trip whether you need to brush up on your history or if you're a veritable buff already. Please arrive on time or the tour will leave without you. Sorry, but no refunds for latecomers. The tour will continue regardless of weather, so please bring appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes for walking.

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