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.
Exmouth Market, Smithfield Market, Museum of London, Barbican Centre, Clerkenwell Green, Mount Pleasant Sorting Office
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.
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 to walk:
Daytime, preferably mornings.
Watch the roads when you are crossing — traffic is busy around here.
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