London Regional Group: Annual historic pubs guided tour

25 August 2022 6pm – 9pm BST ITI Networks social event Clerkenwell


Given uncertainties as regards travel on TfL and National Rail strike days, we have decided to reschedule this event for Thursday, 25 August 2022.

We apologise for making this change, especially if it means that people who have already booked can no longer join the tour. But we feel it is the most sensible thing to do in the circumstances.

Our good friend and trusted guide, Roger Bone will be taking us on a tour of Clerkenwell, a part of London with a turbulent history, including its religious and political radicalism - the Marx Memorial Library is on the route.

Stories will include the rise of watch and clock making, the first beer brewed with hops in England, St John’s Gateway, Victorian alfresco loos, and the infamous Clerkenwell House of Correction.

The pubs on our tour will include The Jerusalem, a recreated 18th century tavern in an old watchmakers shop, The Crown Tavern on Clerkenwell Green, with its famous conspirators’ clock from 1683, and The Betsy Trotwood, a pub based on David Copperfield’s aunt who Dickens had living in a cottage nearby.

Supper (optional) will be at the Betsy Trotwood pub, 56 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 3BL. It is just a short walk from there back to Farringdon Station. If you are staying for dinner, please let us know.

Network member fee: Free

ITI member fee: £5

Non-member fee: £5

Location: Meet at Farringdon Station – main entrance/exit, facing Cowcross Street

Contact name: Marta Prieto

Contact email: [email protected]

Contact tel: 07894 717260 on the day

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Closing date: 22 August 2022