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Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    London, England, United Kingdom

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $38 USD per person
  • Duration

    2 to 3 hours

  • Avg Distance

    Approx 1 to 2 miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily departures available at a time that suits you

  • Starting Location

    St Paul's Cathedral

  • Notes

    The walk can include visits to certain buildings relating to the tour depending on the day and time. These can include Dr Johnson's House and Pump Court.

Highlights

  • Hear how Fleet Street became the centre for the written word in London, from religious texts, political pamphlets and daily newspapers.
  • See the home of Dr Samuel Johnson where he compiled his famous dictionary of the English language.
  • Discover who created the character of Jack the Ripper.
  • Find out who was one of the most dangerous men in Medieval England and what he did in Fleet Street.
  • Even though newspapers are no longer printed in Fleet Street, see their former headquarters. Each one in a unique architectural style.

Guide

Trip Info

A history of Fleet Street and the passages and alleyways that run from this major London thoroughfare. Ever since Wynkyn de Worde moved his printing press to Fleet Street it has been synonymous with printing though it was the production of the first ever newspaper there that confirmed its association with the press. As you pass landmark architectural designs of former daily newspaper buildings, hear the echoes of scandalous headlines past, tales of murder and even a conspiracy theory. This walk will take you along Fleet Street through intervening alleyways and past the home of Dr Samuel Johnson.

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