Robert Dunn led another of his successful City walks, this time around the Clerkenwell area.
Starting at the Barbican, members went first to Charterhouse Square, stopping on the way
to admire Florin Court of Poirot fame, and its Art Deco capitals.
Robert explained how Clerkenwell got its name and gave the group the history of the
Clerkenwell area, one of the oldest London suburbs dating back to the 12th century. Over
the centuries it went through a lot of changes, having been a fashionable suburb until the
19th century when it became an industrial suburb, and becoming fashionable again in the
20th century with arts & media companies, smart cafes and bars moving into the area.
The walk finished at Farringdon station and, as all good walks do, this one ended in a local
pub where members thanked Robert for an enjoyable and informative walk.
A full account of this walk by Donna Foster will appear in the autumn edition of the inc.