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Bee Midtown Business Improvement District

This walk celebrates Mary Anne Talbot and is an official event for London History Day - an annual celebration of the capital's extraordinary history and heritage run by Historic England.


Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Walk starts at 5.30pm and ends at 7.30pm

London History Day 2018 celebrates courage, and this walk is about the remarkable life of Mary Anne Talbot, a young woman who, two centuries ago, fought in battles on land and at sea for Britain, all the time disguised as a man. We will go to places connected to the life of this heroic personality.

Duration: 120 minutes.

Portrait of Mary Anne Talbot
Mary Anne Talbot

No advance booking necessary. Just turn up on the day.

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Walk starts by the orange information kiosk outside Holborn tube station, 88-94 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA

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