From Monument Underground Station, we'll cross over London Bridge and zigzag through the streets of London's Southwark neighborhood. We'll identify and appreciate the war monuments, plaques, buildings, and structures that suffered damage or protected Londoners during the World War Two Blitz. We'll learn what it was like to live in London during this period through the stories of events that took place in this part of the city. The walk will take about two hours to complete, and we'll finish inside the Imperial War Museum. The museum entry is free of charge, and we can learn more and enjoy some refreshments. This experience is suitable for children.
The World Wars had a very deep and lasting impact, and this impact can be felt and seen today. During my more than 40 years in London, I have learned and studied how Londoners survived The Blitz during World War Two. I have spoken to many people who lived through this ordeal and they have told me their experiences, which I would like to pass on to you. I’ve been doing walks and tours in London for the past 10 years with friends and family. I now want to share my experience and knowledge with anyone wanting to enjoy this fantastic city.
We'll start at the Monument memorial and walk to London Bridge, where we can photograph the HMS Belfast light cruiser. We'll enter Southwark Cathedral and walk to the main courtyard at Guy's Hospital. We see plaques and memorials as we walk via Southwark Bridge Road and Great Suffolk Street. Along Blackfriars Road, we'll visit Christ Church. Each stop will have a story to tell and photos to take. We'll end at the Imperial War Museum.
Explore the history of the WWII Blitz