Introducing Global Mobility Walk and Talk Series 2
Summer is here and soon we’ll be busy movin!
Back by popular demand the 2nd London Global Mobility Walk and Talk group to be led after work during an early evening with a specialist City of London Tour Guide who will bring our marvellous City alive in a way you have never seen it before! There will be nothing too strenuous but just enough to get us away from our desks for an hour or so and an opportunity to join our industry peers in a motivating and captivating walk and natter with industry friends. At the end of the session whoever wishes to stay on for some light refreshments will be given a warm welcome. Tickets free for Inhouse Global Mobility Professionals.
The Ancient City at Night
This walk through the Famous Square Mile explores the very heart of the City – the most historic part of the capital. Threading their way through an intricate network of narrow alleys and cobble-stone lanes, and chronicle the 2,000 years of London's rich and tumultuous history. Drawing upon everything from street names to ancient customs to the frozen music of London's great buildings, including the Lord Mayor's Mansion House, and ancient Guildhall
Bloody, Flaming, Poxy London. Plague, Fire & Revolution. The Black Death. Churchyards brimming with bodies. The harvest of Death. The zombie apocalypse – but for real. What changes? Everything. We start at an ancient Carthusian priory built next to a plague pit so the brothers could pray for the tormented souls of the dead. We visit an execution spot. But not just any execution spot – THE execution spot – Protestants (yep, the big reboot) and Mel Gibson (ahem). We visit the site of revolt – in effect tour a battlefield – a poll tax – not Maggie – this is 1381, a Lord Mayor, a king, a revolutionary. Spoiler alert. It ends badly. Fast forward to 1666 and the Great Fire (we'll see several pre-fire structures), the Duke of York and 100 men, poised, a last stand – Cock Lane (yep, it's exactly what it says on the tin) and then a peek at London's great phoenix, St. Paul's, raised from the ashes in all its glory
CODA: So it's pubs, stunning vistas, historical alleyways, centuries-old architecture and, yes, ahem, filthy street names. What more from a walk? Violence, mayhem, fire, sedition, sex and booze. The London Walk that just keeps on giving.
The meeting point is outside exit 3 (by the Wellington statue opposite the Royal Exchange) of Bank Tube Stop. N.B. the walk ends in Smithfield.
The event is approximately 2.5 hours with a brief pub stop of 15-20 minutes included for refreshments. You are also welcome to join us for drinks afterwards once the tour is complete.
Just bring a good pair of walking shoes, a positive energy, a good set of lungs for the talking part and we’ll let our legs do the rest!