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Murder, Meat and Medicine

The walk starts outside Barbican Station and continues to Smithfield meat market - an appropriate place to discover that hangings, riots and bawdy entertainment have being going on here for many centuries. The surgeons and doctors at nearby St Bart’s Hospital, founded in the 12th century, were always busy but their skill has saved many lives over the past 900 years. From the back streets of Clerkenwell, once a notorious Victorian slum area, we continue to Hatton Garden and finish at Holborn Circus.