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Summer Coffeehouse Tour

An immersive whirlwind tour of London's original ~ and best ~ coffeehouses in the City of London with actors, musicians, and Dr Matthew Green.

Plunge into the world of Georgian London with actors, musicians, and London historian Dr Matthew Green for an immersive whirlwind tour of London’s original – and best – coffeehouses.

From Cornhill’s labyrinth of medieval streets to the Monument, discover how "bitter Mohammedan gruel" transformed the face of the city forever, brought people together, and inspired brilliant ideas that shape the world we live in today.

Free shots of black and gritty 17th-century style coffee! As featured by the BBC, Time Out, Guardian, Londonist and Telegraph.

Hear stories of the outlandish activities that went on inside - from lethal duels over Greek rhyme schemes to dolphin dissections, inquisitions of insanity to slave auctions, ventriloquism to viper dissections.

Marvel at a world where you could begin a conversation with anyone simply by asking for the latest news; feel a tinge of nostalgia for this lost world of sparkling conviviality, intellectual enlightenment, and unbridled creativity as we drift into an increasingly virtual age.

The tour lasts around 1hr 30 minutes, has been featured by the BBC, Guardian, Londonist, and Telegraph, and will end at the best independent coffeehouse in London.


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Date and Time:

15 June 2013 at 2:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



By the steps of St Michael's Church, Cornhill
St Michael's Alley

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Organised by:

Unreal City Audio
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£12.50; £11.50 concessions

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