We were delighted that on 6th October a good number of OBs and partners joined us for a walking tour in the City of London. We met for a very convivial lunch at the historic Williamson’s Tavern hidden away in Groveland Court where we also joined up with our very knowledgeable guide, Tony Tucker.
Our first port of call was St Mary-le-Bow and then over the course of the afternoon we took in a number of impressive churches. It was fascinating to learn about the scale of rebuilding that took place after the Great Fire of 1666, and also the subsequent work which took place after The Blitz of the Second World War. The dome at St Stephen Walbrook was certainly a highlight, but it was also interesting to compare Wren’s work with other architects such as Nicholas Hawksmoor at St Mary Woolnorth. Along the way the party enjoyed discovering hidden passages and learning many interesting snippets of historical information. The day was nicely rounded off with refreshments in Leadenhall Market!
We hope to organise a similar event to this in 2017 so do please keep a look out for further information.