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The Blitz: London under attack from the Zeppelins to the Luftwaffe

Meeting point St Pauls Tube station by Café Nero EC2V 6AA

The first bombs were dropped from Zeppelins on London in January 1915. Incredibly there are still scars of the First World War raids. Whilst the raids on London during World War I were relatively sparse, they caused fear among the population. This was nothing in what was to come 25 years later

On Saturday 7th September 1940 the German High Command changed their tactics of bombing airfields and factories. The target would now be ‘Loge’ the German Codeword for London.

The Luftwaffe would bomb London for 56 out of the next 57 days. By the end of the Blitz a third of the City of London had been destroyed and over 40,000 civilians killed.

In this walk we start at St Pauls Cathedral and hear of the heroic efforts to save Wren’s masterpiece. We will see where the Second Great Fire of London started. We will then make our way along Fleet Street and visit St Brides ‘The Journalists Church’ that was destroyed in a bombing raid. We will then cross Fleet Street and enter the City of Westminster. We will see the role Tube stations played in the Blitz.

We will also see scars of the damage of the First World War raids that are still visible today

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Duration of walk: 2 hours 

Price: £15 per person