Open House Festival

Hawksmoor: The Devil’s Architect?


Nicholas Hawksmoor, 1729

At entry gates to platform 10 Liverpool St. mainline station.

Join your tour guide for a tour of Hawksmoor’s finest church, Christ Church, Spitalfields, where we’ll unlock the history of this fascinating area and building, as well as learning a new skill; how to ‘read’ a church. Covering the controversial myth about Hawksmoor and the occult, the tour will explain the social context of the construction of this church and its architectural importance.

Getting there


Liverpool Street


Liverpool Street


149, 205, 26, 47, 78



About your tour guide

The guide for this walk Kevin McNerney is a lawyer who trained in London,, he now lives in Yorkshire, but has never lost his passion for the greatest city in the world. He wants to share that and the stories that London holds.

Golden Key Academy

This tour is led by a participant of Open City’s Golden Key Academy – a course training up insightful and engaging guides dedicated to explaining London and bringing its many stories to life. It is part of a wider collection of tour events created by Golden Key Academy guides for the Open House Festival celebrating their conclusion of the eight month course. Further information on the Golden Key Academy can be found here


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