Christmas Morning 1660: The London of Samuel Pepys

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Christmas Morning 1660: The London of Samuel Pepys
Trafalgar Square: in a tradition dating back to 1947, the good people of Norway send us a 60-foot spruce each year in gratitude for British support during World War II. Have fun trying to find the Nelson-is-the-fairy-on-top-of-the-tree viewing perspective

This two-hour historical walk exploring the parts of London which seventeenth-century diarist Samuel Pepys would have spent time in involves a lot of death, which isn't the traditional topic of conversation for Christmas Day but will be a nice change from the schmaltz, at least. Visit Banqueting House to see the site where Charles I was executed, hear about Oliver Cromwell's disinterment from Westminster Abbey and learn about the lives of Londoners during the plague and the Great Fire of London. No booking is required – just meet by the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree at 11am.

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