A warts and all, gin-soaked historical tour of London, exploring the meteoric rise of the juniper berry from Dutch decadence to agent of mass oblivion.
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Desolation and despair. This is a warts and all expose charting the arrival of the first juniper berry. Along the way you will encounter some of the characters made famous by Hogarth’s illustrations ‘Gin Lane’. Join actors and musicians in this immersive tour of ruined characters.
Expect to visit the haunts of the poorest and the richest, while indulging in as much 18th-century gin as you like to warm the spirits. Dr Matthew Green is your host, and a very entertaining one too, as you meander through Covent Garden and Holborn soaking up stories of the human cost of Mother’s Ruin.
Gin shacks to gin palaces, all locations soaked in the stuff of heartbreak and despair due to uncontrolled production and sale of cheap gin. One for the road?
THE ALL-IMPORTANT DETAILS
All you need to bring is a good pair of comfy walking shoes and a thirst for knowledge. The walks are run on Saturdays near Bank tube station (once every 2 months) from 2:30pm and last 2 hours. Choose whether you want to do this walking solo or invite someone along to share the experience.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pay for the gift experience you wish to purchase. We’ll send a voucher including booking information to you or directly to the recipient. You or your recipient needs to check the information on the voucher and book your experience date.