Guided tour

London: Historic Spitalfields Walk

Activity provider: Julia City Guide

London: Historic Spitalfields Walk

Activity provider: Julia City Guide

From US$ 45.34 per person

Hear the fascinating stories of the immigrants who have helped build London: the Eastern European Jews, French Huguenots, the Bengalis and all the other peoples settling in Spitalfields.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • Travel back in time and see the 300-year old houses that were once the home and workplace of Huguenot silk weavers
  • See the remains of an 800 year old charnel house that once stored the bones from an overflowing graveyard
  • Enjoy listening to and learning from your expert Blue Badge Tour Guide
Full description
You will begin your guided walking tour in front of Liverpool Street Station right at the edge of Spitalfields. Your expert Blue Badge Tour Guide will take you on a circular route through this incredible area that bathes in 'old time feel' - with the City of London skyscrapers towering over it. You will hear fascinating stories of immigration and learn why it was that Protestants, Jews, Catholics and Muslims ended up here and how they left their mark. The route takes you past the old Huguenot houses that once housed attic workshops for silk weaving, churches, synagogues and mosques as well as an old Jewish soup kitchen that was in use until the 1990s. Of course, London's East End is also famous for its street art of which there will be plenty to see. Your tour will conveniently end just around the corner from Old Spitalfields Market where you can indulge in a variety of lunch offers.
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    • This tour will take place rain or shine
    • Light walking

    Product ID: 401117