Greater London, United Kingdom
Explore London's past and present on this whimsical journey through Clerkenwell, Farringdon and Smithfield - the hectic hubs of central London. On the journey you'll unearth buried stories, some hidden deep, others lying near the surface. The end of the journey will be the Museum of London, located in the Barbican Estate.
Clerkenwell, Farringdon & Smithfield: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of London
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Pass By: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN England
You'll have the opportunity to visit the museum after the tour.
Pass By: Silk Street Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS England
The Barbican Centre, which hosts several performance halls, galleries, film theatres, a library, restaurants, conference halls, and informal performance spaces, opened its doors in 1982. The whole Barbican complex is a grade II protected building. It is certainly worth the time to have a walk around this unique place and check out the Arts Centre.
Pass By: Smithfield Market, 225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH England
Smithfield is a Victorian-era meat market which provides mostly to local butchers and restaurants. The market opens at 2am and it goes until mid-morning — they recommend stopping by around 7am. It was originally known as Smoothfield, and is the oldest wholesale meat market in the UK; it can be traced back to the early 12th century. Producers from the whole country drive into London at night to sell their produce here — the activity at night is incredibly hectic.
Pass By: Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London England
There has been a market here — intermittently — since the 1890s. It takes the name from one of the local pubs, the Exmouth Arms.
Pass By: WIlliam Wallace Memorial, St. Bartholomew's Hospital W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS England
This is a memorial dedicated to the memory of William Wallace, the “Scottish patriot”. William Wallace was executed around this very spot. This area used to be known as The Elms, and it is London’s oldest execution spot.
Pass By: Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0EG England
This is where Lenin and Stalin supposedly met in 1903 or 1905.
Pass By: The Yorkshire Grey, 2 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8PN, UK
The tour starts outside this pub on a typical London street.