Rebels, Radicals and Rough Justice: Clerkenwell Audio Tour by VoiceMap

The walk starts at Farringdon which was the terminus of the first Underground Line in the world. The title – Rebels, Radicals and Rough Justice - characterises the rest of the route. We will be following the footsteps of Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381, and William Wallace, Scottish patriot. Both met violent deaths in Smithfield, where cattle were also slaughtered until 1855.

We also meet Lenin who lived here before he overthrew the Russian Tsar. We'll see three ancient monasteries and London’s oldest hospital. We'll finish by the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court. This was built on the site of Newgate prison, where many famous inmates were incarcerated before being publicly executed until the 19th Century.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to Rebels, Radicals and Rough Justice: Historic Clerkenwell tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/Drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU England

    On the 50th anniversary of Marx's death in 1933, a library of socialist works was opened at the Marx Memorial Library. You can visit the library most afternoons. Inside is a mural showing workers trampling on capitalists in the City of London.

    Pass By: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL England

    St James Church was built on the former site of the St Mary nunnery, in 1792. The tall steeple was used by local clockmakers to set the time, by looking over London to Greenwich.

    Pass By: The Museum of the Order of St John, St John_s Gate, St John_s Lane Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA England

    The Museum of the Order of St John displays memorabilia from the original order of Knights, and objects connected with the later history of the building.

    Pass By: Smithfield Market, 225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH England

    The Smithfield Market building was designed by Horace Jones. He was the City architect, and his most famous structure is Tower Bridge. The market's purple and green colour scheme used new chemical paints invented by the Victorians.

    Pass By: Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS England

    St Bartholomew the Great was founded in 1123 by Rahere, an Augustinian monk. While on a pilgrimage to Rome, Rahere fell ill and in his delirium he saw a vision of St Bartholomew.

    Pass By: Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH England

    The Old Bailey is England's Central Criminal Court. The building was constructed in 1907 on the site of Newgate Prison. Many famous trials have taken place here, including Oscar Wilde and Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper.

  • Departure Point :
    Farringdon, London EC1M 6BY, UK
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/7/2019 - 10/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    8 Old Bailey, Farringdon, London EC1A 7AA, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

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Activity ID: V-110804P114

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