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Milton's London

By Lwblog @londonwalks
Imagination is something John Milton did not lack. Milton is known by many as the author of some of the world’s greatest poetry. However not everyone knows that the images he conjured in ‘Paradise Lost’ inspired the work of other writers such as Tolkein, CS Lewis and Philip Pullman.
Imagination is something you will need as you explore Milton’s London with Lance Pierson on Saturday 18th August. Much of the London that Milton would have recognised has been lost to fire and redevelopment. Lance will help you picture what it would have been like as you visit the sites where six of Milton’s homes used to be and hear some of the poetry he wrote there.
Two of the sights where you can see what Milton would have seen are St Mary Aldermary (where he was married) and St Giles Cripplegate (pictured above, where he is buried). Amongst the modern development of the Barbican, St Giles offers a little glimpse into the past and a foothold into Milton’s world.
Saturday 18th August, 2.30pm (2 hours) Tickets £9 (£7 concessions) Walks start at Mansion House Underground Station (Exit No 4, signed to Bow Lane and St Paul's Cathedral).

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