EVENT - tour
Saturday, 27 January, 10:30-12:30
Join Blue Badge Guide Angela Morgan for a fascinating walking tour through some of the city's most iconic markets
For more than a 1000 years markets have been an integral part of the social fabric of London. Their very existence can help chart the history of the City and the importance of trade and politics. Now, markets are changing and fast becoming trendy and an essential part of the Hipster’s calendar, influencing the lifestyles and economy in the peripheral areas. This walking tour will visit the local areas around two of London’s most popular markets and see what changes have occurred.
Starting in the east end of London - Spitalfields Market, a former fruit and vegetable market has been transformed into a vibrant hip place. Petticoat Lane however, gives a glimpse into the real East End with stories of immigration, poverty and death. The tour continues with a walk through Leadenhall Market described as a Victorian Mall, its architecture is a sheer delight. The tour will end in the oldest market in south London – Borough Market (Barra Markit to the locals!) which is suitably positioned on the edge of London Bridge. Commemorating its millennium in 2014, it still continues to meet the needs of travellers to or from the City of London.