Open House Festival

Walking tour: Sisters in the City

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Kindertransport statue, Hope Square,Liverpool St station, EC2M 7PY

Walking tour: Sisters in the City A walking tour celebrating the lives of women who’ve made their mark on the City of London over the centuries, from Boudicca to the Suffragettes

Getting there

Tube

Liverpool Street

Train

Liverpool Street

Bus

11, 133, 135, 149, 205, 23, 242, 26, 344, 35, 388, 42, 47, 48, 78

Additional travel info

The tour starts at the Kindertransport statue in Hope Square, outside Liverpool Street station's National Rail entrance on Liverpool Street/Old Broad Street. It's next to MacDonalds

Access

Accessibility notes

There are accessible toilets at Liverpool St station and in the One New Change shopping centre near the end of the walk. There are some steps and uneven pavements in parts of the walk.

About

About the tour

From the Romans onwards, the City of London has been dominated by men. The tour enables you to learn about the history of women in the City by celebrating the lives and achievements of some remarkable individuals. These include: Boudicca; an unknown Roman girl buried under a skyscraper; some Medieval nuns who broke the rules; the 18th century feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft; 18th century entrepreneur Eleanor Coade; Victorian cookery writer Mrs Beeton and the Suffragettes. You will visit places connected with these women, and hear their stories.

About the guide

Jenny Mill is a qualified City of London tour guide and ITG Green Badge guide. She has lived in London for most of her life and loves sharing its history and stories. She leads regular public and private tours in the City, on a range of themes including women's history; literary London (Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson and Samuel Pepys); Christopher Wren's churches; London's river; and the ancient livery companies. She is also a volunteer at St Paul's cathedral.

About the walk

The tour starts at Liverpool Street station and finishes at St Paul's cathedral. It takes about 75 minutes, stopping at different places along the route. We will not be going inside any of the places so wear suitable clothing for the weather, and comfortable shoes.

Meeting place

We will be meeting by the Kindertransport statue next to McDonalds in Hope Square, just outside the Liverpool St/Old Broad St entrance to Liverpool Street National Rail station.

Online presence

www.cityoflondonguides.com/find/jennymill

www.instagram.com/jennyslondonwalks

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