Spectres of Fleet Street

Saturday 7th March, 2:30pm Book now
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Witness the media evolve from a twinkle in bookseller Wynkyn de Worde’s eye in the c15th to the nerve centre of the world in the c20th guided by London historian Dr Matthew Green and a troupe of actors and musicians. More…

No hawkers or rhinos to be seen on Fleet Street today. Only the stories brought so vividly to life by Dr Green and his troupe remain

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The Coffeehouse Tour

Saturday 14th Mar, 2:30pm
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An immersive whirlwind tour of London's original coffeehouses with free shots of 17th-century coffee.
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Chocolate House Tour

Saturday 14th March, 11:30am Book now
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Join actors, musicians and Dr Matthew Green for a decadent and depraved tour of London’s seditious chocolate houses in the majestic boulevards of St James’s. Described by the Guardian and Londonist as “fascinating”. More…

The tour includes free servings of exotic Baroque hot chocolate, brewed from a 1699 recipe. 

Dr Johnson’s Ramble

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A lantern-lit ramble through the literary, convivial world of one of English literature's most eccentric characters.
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Coffeehouse Audio Tour

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An epic audio tour immersing listeners in the lost world of 17th and 18th-century London like never before with a bold and brilliant soundscape. In two vivid, suspense-filled hours it tells the extraordinary story of how London’s coffeehouses made the modern world. It’s set in the rain-rattled alleys and hidden courts of the City but can also be enjoyed as an audiobook at home.

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Coffeehouse Book

The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse

The new publication by Dr Matthew Green, published by Idler Books

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