Bunhill Guided Walks: Private Philanthropy to  Public Housing

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Bunhill Guided Walks: Private Philanthropy to Public Housing

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

By Islington Museum

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 24 Jun 2023 11:00 - 12:30 BST


Wesley's Chapel and Leysian Mission 49 City Road London EC1Y 1AU United Kingdom

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Explore Bunhill, one of London's most historic areas. We will visit an extraordinary church now used as a concert hall and pass Wesley's Chapel, the birthplace of modern Methodism. The walk also takes in the Quaker Burial ground. We will learn about some of our greatest writers buried in Bunhill Fields and hear about the struggle for better housing which led to the building of some of London’s earliest housing estates. We will pass the site of the one of the greatest of London’s early Elizabethan theatres amidst the exciting gastronomic market of Whitecross Street. Finally, we will see how the hi-tech start-ups around Silicon Roundabout are mixing glittering modern plate glass developments with the traditional Victorian streets and hospitals of this ancient neighbourhood.

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).