The London Gin Craze WalkHackney Personal Trainer

I’m always on the look out for interesting walks to get people out there moving. This walk caught my eye as its a great walk around London with a chance to pick up some more unusual history then the run of the mill Jack the Ripper Tour. Oh and you get a nice refreshing tipple of Gin at the end, Chin Chin Old Chap!!!

Dutch Courage and Mothers’ Ruin:

Richard Barnett

Eighteenth-century London was awash with cheap, fiery gin. William Hogarth and Henry Fielding railed against it; politicians legislated against it; doctors blamed it for destroying the health of the nation. But what was the truth behind the epidemic of depravity? Celebrate Richard Barnett’s new book The Dedalus Book of Gin by taking a guided walk into the darker side of Enlightenment London. We’ll tour the historical gin hotspots of Soho and Covent Garden, and end with a book-signing and a glass of gin at Treadwell’s Bookshop. Tickets cost £15 and include a copy of The Dedalus Book of Gin and a complimentary glass of gin. The event is supported by Hendrick’s Gin.

Personal Trainer Hackney E5

Price: £15.00 includes book and glass of gin. Time: 2.45 for 3.00 pm start near Trafalgar Square.


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