Harlots, Harridans & Heroines ©
Disorderly women in the City of London

Ever since Boudicca burned Roman London to the ground in 60AD, women have been stirring up trouble in the City of London. On this walk you'll meet cutpurses & courtesans, reformers & writers, the famous & the infamous. It's 'Herstory' on the hoof!


Walk lasts: about 2 1/2 hours – with a shameless refreshment break along the way.

Your guide: Karen Chester is a fully trained and registered City of London Guide Lecturer, and will be wearing the prestigious City Badge.

Talk: Harlots, Harridans & Heroines is also available as an illustrated talk!

Big Smoke Walks take place whatever the weather. Big Smoke reserves the right to limit numbers.


Engraving of woman acting provocatively in a period drawing room
Karen Chester's London Guide Badge and link
Big Smoke dragon graphic