Mercers, Maidens & Mozart – off the beaten track in the West End
On this walk we will discover the lesser known streets and alleys of the West End. We will go down an alley which has hardly changed in 300 years and is still lit by gas. We will visit a court once known as Flicker Alley and visit a well-known shopping street and hear about its almost forgotten history as the centre of the coach and carriage making trade. We will also go on a search for Mercers’ Maidens, hear about pubs allegedly linked by their cellars and visit a secret oasis on the site of a hospital for lepers.
The walk starts at Charing Cross station and finishes near Oxford Circus/Piccadilly Circus tube and lasts approximately 2 hours. An optional pub stop can be included.
Contact me for availability and cost. All walks can be adapted to start and finish at a venue of choice in the immediate area.