Sacred Secret Sanctuary Gardens and Ruins of London

Sacred Secret Sanctuary Gardens and Ruins of London
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$120.49
Duration: 3 hours
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This private walking tour takes us to many hidden, silent, sacred and secret gardens and ruins in the City of London. Even Londoners don't know about most of these sites and that is why they are such wonderful and historic places. Beautiful old gothic church yard gardens, each a peaceful, historic oasis in busy London.

For centuries the City of London was the most densely populated place on Earth.  Even today countless millions live in Greater London but only a handful of people live in the original City of London, outnumbered by their long dead predecessors that rest in ancient graveyards,

Christopher Wren rebuilt most of the City churches after the Great Fire of London and whilst many survive, several were all but destroyed in The Blitz during WW2 leaving nothing but picturesque ruins and tranquil, hidden oasis in the middle of the financial capital of the world

This very special walking tour will take you to secretive green spots not known even by most Londoners and all with a special story to tell and with a quiet and peaceful beauty.

We will visit St Olave’s, a rare survivor of the Great Fire and rather reminiscent of a country church.  Samuel Pepys lived here and is buried here too.  Charles Dickens went so far as to proclaim it “my best beloved churchyard”

Visiting St Mary Aldermanbury with its intricate knot garden is a must and here we will see the bust of William Shakespeare, commemorating John Hemminge and Henry Condell who published the First Folio and are buried there.

The yard of the bombed out Christchurch Greyfriars is another essential point.  Now only the walls and steeple of the church remain though there is dense border planting that occupies the space where once the congregation sat.

With many other places and countless beautiful, spiritual, romantic and magical secret places to experience, this private tour generally starts at your Central London hotel at around 9.30am where we will travel by Underground to the tour starting point.

This private walking tour takes us to many hidden, silent, sacred and secret gardens and ruins in the City of London. Even Londoners don't know about most of these sites and that is why they are such wonderful and historic places. Beautiful old gothic church yard gardens, each a peaceful, historic oasis in busy London.