Between 1309 and 1814, the Thames completely froze at least 23 times, and on five of these occasions, the freeze was deep enough to support the weight of a festival on the ice – the Frost Fair was born!
Join Museum of London Curators Alex Werner, Head of History Collections, and Hazel Forsyth, Senior Curator of Medieval & Post-Medieval History, to discover this amazing occurrence in London’s history. Plus take in the city in winter from the view point of the river.
Starting near Westminster, Alex and Hazel will guide your tour up river past Embankment and the City of London and under London Bridge, a key piece of architecture in the history of the Frost Fairs. The tour will continue to Greenwich, past Rotherhithe and Limehouse to explore the impact the fairs had on the Port of London, heading up to near the O2 before returning to Westminster.
The tour will include insight to intriguing objects and paintings housed in the Museum of London’s collections plus the chance to see an original bone ice skate! Further info
Book in advance £38