Huguenots walking tours in Spitalfields take place on the first Tuesday of each month from May to October. We meet at Christ Church, Spitalfields at 2pm. The first Huguenots of Spitalfields walking tour this year takes place on Tuesday 2nd May.

Donation £10 per head goes towards the Huguenots of Spitalfields educational fund. You can turn up on the day but to make a booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Many of the Huguenots (French Protestants) who left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 were weavers - over the years 25,000 settled in Spitalfields. They brought their skills (known as “the Mysteries of the Strangers”), new techniques, new ideas and the incomparable French style. The master weavers lived in large, elegant houses whilst the journeymen weavers lived in small houses north of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green. You will hear about the silk industry, famous pattern designers, fashions, the weaving process and much more. Notably we will pass Anna Maria Garthwaite’s house and the hear the compelling story of this remarkable woman who died over 250 years ago.

Garthwaitesilkspithouses

Although not as well-known as the Spitalfields and Soho settlements, Clerkenwell was another of the London areas where many outstanding Huguenot craftsmen settled.  

Please join Clerkenwell & Islington Guide, David Evans, to discover something of what they found there and what they brought to a locality which was fast becoming a London suburb on the very doorstep of the City of London.

We will hear about the skills of the clock and watchmakers, engravers and silversmiths. We meet our guide, David Evans, outside Farringdon station at 11.00am on 4th May. A walk around Clerkenwell will follow this when David will reveal some surprising sights, including the original Clerk's Well.

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Huguenots walking tours in Spitalfields take place on the first Tuesday of each month from May to October. We meet at Christ Church, Spitalfields at 2pm. The second Huguenots of Spitalfields walking tour this year takes place on Tuesday 6th June.

Donation £10 per head goes towards the Huguenots of Spitalfields educational fund. You can turn up on the day but to make a booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Many of the Huguenots (French Protestants) who left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 were weavers - over the years 25,000 settled in Spitalfields. They brought their skills (known as “the Mysteries of the Strangers”), new techniques, new ideas and the incomparable French style. The master weavers lived in large, elegant houses whilst the journeymen weavers lived in small houses north of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green. You will hear about the silk industry, famous pattern designers, fashions, the weaving process and much more. Notably we will pass Anna Maria Garthwaite’s house and the hear the compelling story of this remarkable woman who died over 250 years ago.

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