Step back into the past to explore the back streets of the Jewish London East End. Learn the rich and diverse stories of colourful neighbour

We are repeating last year's successful Jewish London East End walk but this year we will also be a looking at some of important sights towards Whitechapel.

We are repeating last year's successful Jewish London East End walk but this year we will also be a looking at some of important sights towards Whitechapel.

Jews from Central Europe (Ashkenazi) arrived in the 19th century fleeing the pogroms in Eastern Europe. By 1914 there were approximately 150,000 Jews living in the Whitechapel/Aldgate area. More Jews arrived in the 1930's as refugees from the Nazis. By the end of the 20th century most Jews had left the East End to settle in the suburbs but not without leaving an indelible mark on London's East End


The event at glance

10:00 Meet at the Whitechapel Underground Station
10:15 Walk starts. Our guide, John Steel, will take us through the back streets of the Whitechapel area.
11:00 We will be seated at Bevis Marks Synagogue for a talk on this amazing 18th century building
11:30 We will continue to explore some of the sights around Spitalfields including the Kindertransport memorials at Liverpool Street Station
13:30 approx. Tour ends with lunch at the Woodins Shades, 212 Bishopgate, EC2M 4PT

Price: £30 incl VAT which includes the cost of the walk and a main course. PLEASE BRING A £5 DONATION FOR THE BEVIS MARKS SYNAGOGUE TOUR

We are limited to 25 places and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Date: Sunday 1st July 2018

Time: 10:00 - 14:30 approx

Dress: Casual, to suit the weather and comfortable walking shoes

Meeting point: Outside Whitechapel Tube Station, 277 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BY

Nearest stations: Whitechapel Tube

Booking deadline: Friday 8th June

To book tickets:

Contact Liveryman Martin Ashton on martin.ashton@ashurst.com

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