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19 October - Bankside's Colourful Characters - Historical Walking Tour

Discover Bankside's colourful past and the famous figures that shaped it at this lunchtime walking tour
Time and details: 
1 - 2pm
RSVP by: 
Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Better Bankside

18 Great Guildford Street
London SE1 0FD
  • Bankside's Colourful Characters
    Bankside's Colourful Characters

Join us on 19 October for a lunchtime tour of Bankside that explores the social history of Southwark and the figures who shaped it.

Starting from the Borough, we will discover the history of trade and manufacturing within the area, from the medieval to the present day. The guide will also recount some lesser-known colourful tales of famous Southwark residents, including Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, John Keats, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. And no tour of Bankside would be complete without revealing some of the area's debauched past; from the Cross Bones graveyard and the "Winchester Geese" (a medieval term for prostitutes) to Londoners' favourite forms of entertainment - bear baiting, cock fighting and theatre. 

The free tour will begin at Bankside Community Space and will be done in time for you to get back to your desk before the end of your lunch break. RSVP via the link on the left. 


Aug 8 2016