Following in Nell's Footsteps

This walk has been designed to co-incide with the Globe Theatre's new play about the life of Nell Gwyn, the famously pretty and witty mistress of Charles II.  We follow her footsteps around some of the areas in St James's she frequented and hear about the kind of life led there by women in the late 17c.  There are stories of Nell, of her rivals, her friends and admirers, and some of the other ladies who practised the same trade then and later. And you may be surprised how much is left of the buildings that she and her contemporaries knew.

  • Length of walk – 1-1.5 hours
  • Area covered – St James from Burlington House to Waterloo Place
  • Meeting place – Burlington House in the Royal Academy courtyard next to statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds in the middle
  • When available – on request or see calendar
  • Price - prices start at £12 per head or £10 for concessions* on scheduled walks* - special rate of £8.00 per head for Friends of the Globe Theatre
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