Mayflower 400 in Harleston
Day Trip to London
London has many links to the Mayflower: it sailed from London, and master Christopher Jones and his crew lived and were recruited in London. Pilgrims were imprisoned and executed for following their faith in London. Above all, key to the whole story and whose importance is often overlooked are the Merchant Adventurers in the City of London who supplied the finance and the organisation for the expedition. chose the Mayflower ship and its crew and recruited the “strangers” (non-pilgrims on the voyage).
Join us for a day trip to see key Mayflower sites. London Blue Badge and Mayflower Guide, Chris Green will guide us around the City of London and Southbank to see some of the buildings and places which played a significant part in the Mayflower story. This is a fantastic opportunity to combine a trip to London and find out more about the Mayflower and London history. We have arranged a special itinerary which makes the best use of our time.
While in the City we will walk through the area which was the organising hub of the Mayflower expedition, marvel at buildings for the Guilds of London and the grand Guildhall itself, and even visit the church where Pilgrim separatists would have worshipped.
After lunch, we will cross the river Thames and visit the world-famous Borough Market which was working in 1620 and still flourishes today. While in the Southbank, we will see where London separatists worshipped secretly before they even set up their churches, a prison where they were jailed for their beliefs, recreations of the Globe Theatre of William Shakespeare and of a Tudor sailing ship. We will visit a Cathedral with links to the beginning of Harvard University and end our tour at the only galleried inn remaining in London.
Special Price of only £25. The normal price for this guided walk is £30, but we are able to offer a complete package of a day trip to London with coach and tour for only £25. This tour will be presented by Heritage and Arts, the company that provides the approved London Mayflower guided walks.
This is a fantastic offer; places are strictly limited to 40 people. To book your tickets, or for more information please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.