Mark Rowland's London Rambles

Quality guided London walks with an accredited London tour guide

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains: The good, the bad and the ugly in The City’s history

heroes & villains

The more you look into the history of The City of London, the more you come across some of the mad, bad, brilliant, and dangerous characters that left their imprint.  Some sought to create, some to destroy.  Some had no clue as to the consequences of their actions (or inaction); others just found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

But they all had one thing in common; they left behind a fascinating story to tell…

Some you will hear on the walk: the man who brought down a bank and another who could have stopped the Great Fire in its tracks; a woman who reformed a prison and another who changed politics forever; the woman whose religious beliefs earned her the unenviable distinction of being the only woman ever to be tortured at The Tower and the sect who couldn’t have timed worse their foretelling of the Second Coming; “England’s ugliest man” and his friend, the Mayor who told off a King; and the killing field where both animals and political opponents alike met a grisly end. Oh, and a chap called Wren might get a mention…

This walk also includes a visit to the magnificent Great Hall in the Guildhall (subject to access being available).

A brief sample from the walk:

See here to check if this walk is currently scheduled,  contact me if you would like to arrange it as a private walk for friends/colleagues/clients.

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