Tales of Plague Valentine's Special
Time Out says
Nothing says 'I Love You' like sharing a deadly disease with your beau. Back in the fourteenth century, half London’s population was wiped out by the Black Death (making it pretty hard to get a date), and 1665 saw 100,000 people killed by the Great Plague of London. The city is still peppered with traces of the disease and its consequences, and this two-hour walking tour will guide you past plague pits, through ancient streets, into churches and round other historical locations. You’ll meet characters from the past along the way and as well as sharing terrible tales your guides will provide an insight into the ways Londoners dealt with the contagious disaster. This Valentine's special will feature famous diarist Samuel Pepys reading romantic extracts from his diary, tales of exotic love in the time of the plague. The walk takes place at 2pm, starting outside Tower Hill Station, and should be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07583 000 223.