Sunday, 25 October 2015

Walk of the Week: Ghosts of the Old City

Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks repertoire and put it centre stage.

You can check out the full schedule at

But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…


7.30 pm on Tuesdays from St. Paul's Tube exit 2

There's no need to book. A London Walk takes about two hours and costs £10 or £8 for concs. Kids under 15 accompanied by their parent[s] go free

"How easy it is to awaken the unwanted attention of things that should sleep quietly in their tombs or hiding places" 

At night the ancient City is deserted... And eerie. Exploring its shadowy back streets and dimly lit alleys we might be in a medieval citadel, in overpowering stone. The very street names – Aldersgate, Cloth Fair, Charterhouse, Threadneedle – take us far back. We're alone... Or are we? For this is the hour when the She Wolf of France glides through the churchyard, the hour when the dark figure on Newgate wall rattles his chains, the hour when the Black Nun keeps her lonely vigil, and something inexpressibly evil lurks behind a tiny window. We're on their trail... Or are they shadowing us? Guided by the Man in Black (the Shadow Walker, Adam, he of the spectral face).

The Ghosts of the Old City Walk takes place every Tuesday at 7.30 pm every Saturday at 7.30 pm

Meet Shaughan or Adam just outside exit 2 of St. Paul's Tube

Guided on Tuesdays by Adam
Guided on Saturdays by Shaughan or Adam

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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