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 guarantee a place, please buy your tickets in advance.

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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 then hear the compelling story of this remarkable woman who died over 250 years ago.

Norwich was a major centre for Huguenots since the mid 16th Century, and it is remarkable that so many Huguenot and Walloon houses still remain. Surprisingly Norwich was the second largest city in the UK from the medieval period right up to the late 18th Century. Known as the Strangers, the original 24 Dutch and Flemish families, along with six Walloon families, settled here.

This tour is not for the faint hearted as there are steep streets to climb, a 90 minute walk and a walk back to the station! But we will be stopping for lunch and comfort breaks! It will be well worth the effort if you are interested in textiles and Huguenot history.

Please click here for full information about this day visit to Norwich or contact bookings@huguenotsofspitalfields if you have further questions.

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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. This Huguenots of Spitalfields walking tour takes place on Tuesday 1st August.

Donation £10 per head goes towards the Huguenots of Spitalfields educational fund. You can turn up on the day but to guarantee a place, please buy your tickets in advance.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.For more information.

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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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 guarantee a place, please buy your tickets in advance.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.For more information.

Meet outside the Tourist Information Centre in Greenwich at 11am. Guide, Kate Boyle will fascinate you with the Huguenot history and characters that once live here. Donation £10.  You can turn up on the day but to guarantee a place, please buy your tickets in advance.

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Set in the heart of the Stour Valley, the picturesque market town of Sudbury in Suffolk has for centuries been the prosperous centre of the weaving and silk industries. Today, the market town of Sudbury is regarded as Great Britain’s most important centre for silk manufacture producing nearly 95% of the nation’s woven silk textiles from its three working mills.

Please click here for full details of this day visit to Sudbury or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

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