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The City's Eastern Fringe (1912-2010) - A Guided Walk Back in Time with the Archive Photographs of C A Mathew

11 July 2010

Discover how the area around Bishopsgate Institute has changed over the past 100 years on this walking tour led by Blue Badge Guide Diane Burstein. Inspired by Bishopsgate Institute’s 1912 archive collection of photographs taken by C A Mathew, this walk will locate lost sites including the Phoenix Distillery, the City of London Theatre, Piggott's Tent and Flag Manufacturers and Smith's Dining Rooms. You will also see what has been preserved - the recently restored St Botolph's Hall in Spital Square, the 1880s Spitalfields Market buildings, Sandys Row with its Victorian synagogue and the Georgian shop fronts on Artillery Lane.

Diane Burstein is a qualified London Blue Badge and City of London Guide and author of London Then and Now.

Cost: £7, concs £5.

Booking: Visit or telephone Bishopsgate Institute's ticket line on 020 7392 9220.

Location: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate - Click for map

Time: 11am