The Perilous Pond, Pest House and Prostitute Walk
The back streets between Moorgate and Old Street are full of interesting links with the past, many of which we will see on this walk around the area known as St Luke’s.
Hear about the marketing genius who transformed a notorious drowning spot into a popular bathing location and see how this place is remembered today. We will visit the site of one of London’s oldest street markets where we will hear about the infamous Moll Cutpurse and the notorious Priss Fotheringham.
We will visit the area which gained its name from the cartloads of bone once dumped there and hear about the history of a street formerly known as Pest House Row.
We will pass (and can stop in) a pub that has an unusual sporting history and should you desire there is another good pub along the way.