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Huguenots of Spitalfields: Walking Tour of Spitalfields, London

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Our Huguenots of Spitalfields tours are led by guides with expert knowledge of the Huguenots, this country's first refugees, of whom about 25,000 settled in Spitalfields over the years.
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Pass By: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW England

A guided 90 minute walking tour through Spitalfields.

Huguenot Footsteps: Spitalfields.. who they were, where they lived, worked and worshipped and their legacy.

Huguenots were the country's first and most successful refugees. Many of the Huguenots (French Protestants) who left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 were weavers - over the years 25,000 settled in Spitalfields. They brought their skills (known as “the Mysteries of the Strangers”), new techniques, new ideas and the incomparable French style.

The master weavers lived in large, elegant houses whilst the journeymen weavers lived in small houses north of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green.

You will hear about the silk industry, famous pattern designers, fashions, the weaving process and much more. Notably we will pass Anna Maria Garthwaite’s house and the hear the compelling story of this remarkable woman who died over 250 years ago.


Pass By: 65 Brushfield Street Spitalfields, London E1 6AA England

A guided 90 minute walking tour through Spitalfields.

Huguenot Footsteps: Spitalfields.. who they were, where they lived, worked and worshipped and their legacy.

Huguenots were the country's first and most successful refugees. Many of the Huguenots (French Protestants) who left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 were weavers - over the years 25,000 settled in Spitalfields. They brought their skills (known as “the Mysteries of the Strangers”), new techniques, new ideas and the incomparable French style.

The master weavers lived in large, elegant houses whilst the journeymen weavers lived in small houses north of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green.

You will hear about the silk industry, famous pattern designers, fashions, the weaving process and much more. Notably we will pass Anna Maria Garthwaite’s house and the hear the compelling story of this remarkable woman who died over 250 years ago.
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Departure Point
Christ Church Spitalfields Venue, Commercial St, Shadwell, London E1 6LY, UK
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
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