Bunhill Guided Walks: Bone Yard to Baths

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Bunhill Guided Walks: Bone Yard to Baths

Join an Islington Guided Walks guide on a fascinating free walking tour around Bunhill

By Islington Museum

When and where

Date and time

Sun, 9 Jul 2023 14:00 - 15:30 BST


Moorgate station Moorgate London EC2M 6TX United Kingdom

About this event

Sitting between today's financial district and the Angel, Islington's Bunhill ward is named after an ancient bone yard. It was once marshland outside the walls of the City of London, but for a while offered spas and London's first outdoor public swimming pool. As urbanisation swallowed the fields, the area became industrialised and populated by tradesmen, the poor and the sick.

The legacy of the past is still visible, but this walk will also reveal some hidden architectural gems and tranquil open spaces. Discover its nonconformist burial grounds, one of the oldest regiments in the British Army, its 90 year-old public baths and wash-house and one of London's most unusual churches.

Meet outside Moorgate tube station, the western entrance on Moorfields (follow signposts to Exit 1).

About the organiser

Organised by
Islington Museum

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Islington Museum tells the story of the London Borough of Islington through exhibitions, projects, events and work with schools and families. We are free to all and open Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm (closed Wednesday and Sunday).