Here are the latest FCC events, open to all FCC members. For further information about any of our events please email us
Tuesday 14 March 2017, 11am
Liquid History: The Pubs of Fleet Street
Walk with City Guide Jill Finch. Fleet Street, once known as the ‘street of ink’, was famous for its journalists, writers, publishers and printers – all of whom loved to drink in the street where they worked. The newspapers may have gone but many of the pubs are still there. This walk tells the story of some of the more famous (and infamous) drinking dens in Fleet Street’s Liquid history (and, of course, ends in a pub).
Wednesday 12 April 2017, 1.45pm
Guided tour of the Charterhouse
The fascinating story of the Charterhouse begins in 1348, encompassing medieval monks and Elizabethan courtiers before Thomas Sutton created his almshouse in 1611. Our guided tour will include the Great Hall (where the modern Brothers eat), the Great Chamber (where Elizabeth I held court), the medieval Wash-house Court, and the opulent Master’s Court.
Monday 8 May 2017, 11am
The Livery & The Church 6: Tallow Chandlers’ Hall & St Stephen Walbrook
Visit with City Guide Jill Finch. Formed in the 14thC, the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers has occupied a site on Dowgate Hill since 1476. Their third hall is Grade I Listed: built in 1672 after the Great Fire, it survived the Blitz and is one of the few Livery Halls to remain largely unchanged. After a tour of the hall, we will make our way to St Stephen Walkbrook to look at one of Christopher Wren’s most beautiful churches.
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 11am
City of Angels
Walk with City Guide Alexandra Epps. In this celestial walk, City Guide Alexandra Epps will celebrate seraphim, cherubim, archangels and fallen angels on memorials, monuments and public art. Creations ranging from the hand-crafted to the high tech, from the minute to the monumental, in stained glass, marble and even stainless steel are all hidden within the historic streets, secret gardens and beautiful churches of the City.
Wednesday 17 May 2017, 11am
City of Spires: Wren's beautiful churches
Walk with City Guide Linda Hamer. The Great Fire of 1666 destroyed 86 of 107 medieval churches in the City of London. Under the direction of Sir Christopher Wren, regarded as the most influential architect of all time, 51 were rebuilt and today 23 survive. This tour introduces some of Wren's masterpieces, each with its own story to tell, and illustrates the extraordinary breadth of his skill and vision.
Thursday 25 May 2017, 2.30pm
Coventry Cathedral: Icon and Inspiration
Talk by City Guide Alexandra Epps. The rebuilding of the bomb-damaged Coventry Cathedral is a symbol of peace and reconciliation; its inspiring commitment to the modern is extraordinary. This lavishly illustrated lecture looks at the work of the many world-class artists associated with its treasures, including Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, John Piper and Graham Sutherland amongst others.
Details about our various events are shown in the regular FCC newsletters sent to members.