Slavery and the City

London was a leading actor in – profited enormously from – the slave trade. But a few good men and women took the evil on and saw it off. Their names ring down the centuries, the great and the good who fought for freedom: Wilberforce, Wedgewood, Wesley, Blake, John Newton, Cowper.

Slavery and the City

London was a leading actor in – profited enormously from – the slave trade. But a few good men and women took the evil on and saw it off. Their names ring down the centuries, the great and the good who fought for freedom: Wilberforce, Wedgewood, Wesley, Blake, John Newton, Cowper. And that’s not to forget the lesser-known who began the cause: Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson, James Phillips and Oladouh Equiano. Truly, here in the bosom of the City beat the heart of compassion, answering the slave’s cry, “Am I not a man and a Brother?”  The walk takes about two hours and ends at St. Paul’s Cathedral, a minute’s walk from St. Paul’s Tube.

Meeting Place:

Monument Station, Fish Street exit

Time:

10:45

London EC4R 9AA, UK

No commitment. No upfront payment

Registration does not make any commitment on your behalf.  Our guides are available for the tour.  However, provision of all walks is subject to demand.  We would therefore greatly appreciate you letting us know if you decide or are unable to participate.  

Standard ticket prices are £15.00, however concessions are available. Super adults (over 65s) £10.00, junior 8-15 years old (accompanied by an adult) £5.00, 0-8-year-olds go free.

 

This walk is run in conjunction with London Walks.

Don't worry if you dont live locally or simply cant get out to a walk.  Some of our guided walks are also available as virtual walks.  To see a list of the Heritage and Arts virtual walks currently scheduled click here.