The Huguenots (French Protestants) settled here because of the purity and power of the River Wandle, which was ideal for bleaching, and dyeing of felt. The Wandle was known as the hardest working river in Europe and many copper and other mills were located. The Huguenots had superb skills and made the most beautiful hats, which were the envy of Europe. They lived in elegant houses (very few remain today) and worshipped at the Union Chapel. Many were buried between 1687 and 1854 at the Mount Nod Cemetery which is known as the Huguenot burial ground.
Meet Point: Huguenot Rendezvous Café in Huguenot Place, SW18 2EN and end at the French Church.
Minimum number of people: 10
Duration: 90 minutes
Donation: £10 per person