London Walking Tours    with Joanna Moncrieff

Victoria’s Secrets

Do you work in Victoria? Away from the main street there is so much to discover. I can offer various walks in this neighbourhood including lunchtime circular walks either from a specific spot such as Westminster Cathedral in Victoria Street or maybe from your office.

Westminster Cathedral

Walks in and around Victoria will include a selection of the following:

  • the unfinished ecclesiastic building that was built on the site of a correction house for “indolent paupers”;
  • why the now defunct Watneys Brewery had a stag on their sign and what its connection with Victoria was;
  • evidence of the various charity schools and almshouses that peppered the area;
  • the burial ground said to be the resting place of Captain Thomas Blood who attempted to steal the Crown Jewels;
  • the macaroni parson and his unfortunate demise and what is now on the site of his chapel;
  • 1 of 2 statues in London holding an umbrella
  • the building that was so tall it blocked Queen Victoria’s view of Parliament;
  • why Petty France is so named;
  • the controversial sculptures on 55 Broadway.

And much more besides.

There are several good pubs in the area which can be fitted into the walk if required.

Contact me for more info