Foundling Walk - Walking in the Steps of Hogarth (first outing)
12 June 2014, 11:00 - 13:00
Janice Liverseidge leads a historic tour, Walking in the Steps of Hogarth.
Tickets £9, £7 Concessions and Foundling Friends. To book, visit the Foundling Museum Eventbrite page.
Meeting at Henry 8th Gate, St Barts Hospital, West Smithfield.
Janice says: ‘2014 is the 250th anniversary of the death of Hogarth so it’s apt that we take a walk to view where Hogarth was born and lived for the first few years of his life. We’re in the heart of Smithfield and Clerkenwell, beginning outside Bart’s Hospital before finding the coal depot where Handel played, discover the link between the Clerk’s well and gin production, spot Hogarth’s family coffee house located in a sixteenth-century gatehouse, find out about the popular entertainment of spas and see the site of a prison in the incongruously named Mount Pleasant. All this plus a glimpse of a famous Foundling Hospital supporter’s house, as we journey to the Foundling Museum.’
There is a second outing of this walk on 29 June
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