Clerkenwell, Farringdon and Smithfield — a drift

    Clerkenwell walking tour fernando voicemap
    28 Jul 2016
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
    12 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    I invite you to join me on a whimsical trajectory through Clerkenwell, Farringdon and Smithfield, hectic hubs in the centre of London. We will visit London's past and present, unearthing buried stories, some hidden deep, others lying near the surface. The end of the journey will be the Museum of London, located in the Barbican Estate.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Smithfield Market, Museum of London, Barbican Centre

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The starting point of this journey will be the northeastern corner of Theobalds and Grays Inn roads. You should stand next to a blue corner shop. The closest tube station to this location is Chancery Lane. You can also reach it with the 38, 341, 55, 19, and 243.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    We will pass many nice cafés and pubs along our way — so feel free to stop anywhere.

    Best time of day:

    Daytime, preferably mornings.


    Watch the roads when you are crossing — traffic is busy around here.


    Plus Write a comment


    I am familiar with parts of this area but this tour showed me things I hadn’t seen before. Well worth doing and recommended. Just one tip - probably better if the narrator doesn’t inject his own political views as it risks alienating half his potential audience.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

    This is the area where I live and I was interested to hear someone else's take on it. I really enjoyed the walk and rather to my surprise learned things I didn't know and noticed buildings I just walked past. The narration was great - I'd hunt out walks by the same narrator. My one small negative comment is that there is a bit of a time lag with GPS on 4G and it was common to walk past a turning as a result. But very good.

    Posted by Angus Hamilton , over 3 years ago

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