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City Walks(III)- Alison Turner: Fleet Street – Crime and Punishment. LIVE WALK

23 April 2022 @ 10:00 - 11:30


Our walk begins in the crucible of British law – the ancient and evocative Inns of Court – before tracing the area’s rich and often grisly history of crime and punishment, from the traitors heads that were mounted on spikes atop Temple Bar, to the notorious Fleet Prison, and the final moments of a hanged female murderer immortalised by Hogarth. We will touch on the legend of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber, meet the C20th ‘Murder Gang’ – ruthless newspaper hacks hungry for juicy murder tales – and hear the tragic story of Mary Ann Walker, first victim of Jack the Ripper, married at St Brides Church. Starting at Temple Tube station and ending at Blackfriars

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