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A CITY & VILLAGE TOURS DAYTRIP

JEWISH LONDON

Jewish people came to London during Roman times and have been part of capital’s story for 2000 years. We trace the story of the Jewish presence visiting the UK’s oldest synagogue and the Jewish Museum.


Meet the Blue Badge Guide at 10.30am at St Lawrence Jewry in the City for morning coffee, (included). A short coach tour takes us to Bevis Marks - our oldest and most splendid synagogue built at the time when Sir Christopher Wren was building his city churches nearby. It was built inside a courtyard because synagogues were not permitted to open onto public streets. It is fascinating to contrast a Wren 17th century church with the synagogue this morning.


From here we walk to Spitalfields – a hub of Jewish life in the 19th and 20th centuries picking out visible reminders of a vibrant past. For lunch we stop at the old Fruit & Veg Market offering a choice of pubs and cafés with interesting shops and market stalls.


In the afternoon we visit the Jewish Museum in Camden Town. Exhibits include a recreation of the Jewish East End and the Milk Street mikveh - the ritual bath used by women after childbirth. There’s a café on site to buy tea before heading home at 4.45pm.


Jam Buster Option available.


Adults & Seniors: £32


Available Monday to Thursday

January-December except October



Price Valid to 31 March 2020

5 miles

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