My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

Spitalfields and the Huguenot Silk Weavers

Images from Spitalfields Huguenot tour with Blue Badge Guide Sue JacksonSpitalfields, just outside the old City of London, is one of the most fascinating areas of London. Nearly two thousand years ago, the Romans buried their dead here; then came a Priory Hospital, followed by Henry VIII’s artillery company. But it is most famous for the Huguenot silk weavers who built the much-sought after early 18C houses here. Their story is one of riches to rags and starvation, and as the area became blanketed by poverty during the 20C, it seemed the whole area would be razed to the ground. The story of the saving of Spitalfields is remarkable, and today we will visit one of the most extraordinary and unique houses in England, Dennis Severs’ house, which evokes the story of a Huguenot weaving family. We will also call in at the church to hear its story.

This is either a half-day or full-day tour, depending on numbers.
There is an entry charge for visiting the house and a small charge in the church.

Please contact me for further information and to discuss your requirements


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