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London Bridge was for centuries the only bridge across the Thames linking the City to the river's southern bank. This whole area - The Borough, Southwark, St George's Fields - is rich in history. The notorious Clink prison, the old Palace of the Bishops of Winchester, Saxon nuns, Chaucer, the Globe Theatre, the Harvard family, the former Bethlem Royal Hospital (once popularly known as “Bedlam”) and's all here! A walk through this district, from the Thames and up to St George's Catholic Cathedral, is a walk filled with fascination...come and enjoy it!

The tour will be led by Catholic historian, author, journalist, and broadcaster, Dame Joanna Bogle. Dame Joanna has been giving guided walks of London since 2010. She has lived in London with her husband Jamie, a barrister, for most of their married life. She is a former London borough councillor and her fascination with the Capital’s history came through discovering the local history of the area where she grew up in South London.

If you would like to sign up for a place on this special tour, please email Laurence Jasper, Catholic Chaplain of the Guy’s campus (

We will meet in the Guy’s Chaplaincy room (room G2, Henriette Raphael House) at 2:45pm. The walk will end at St George’s Cathedral (SE1 6HR, closest tube station: Lambeth North) at approximately 5pm.

Please note that only current KCL students and staff can attend the tour.

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