In the Christian calendar, the second of November is All Souls Day, or the Day of the Dead in many cultures. According to tradition, on this day the heavens open, and departed souls briefly return to earth. It’s the perfect day for a walk celebrating the lives of the many illustrious people who were buried in the haunting surrounds of St. Pancras Old Church.
Join Elena Paolini, an accredited Camden Tour Guide and local resident, on a twilight walking tour starting at St Pancras Old Church, with a fascinating history that goes back 1500 years.
We will uncover many hidden stories – sometimes tragic, sometimes romantic, sometimes almost unbelievable: we will hear about resurrectionists going “fishing”, discover the truth behind the myth of the legendary Hardy tree and learn how the two most famous horror characters of all times are inextricably linked to this place.
We will meet famous writers, genius architects, WW2 most unlikely hero and even a gender-fluid 18th century spy. By unearthing their stories, we will bring them back to life on this very special evening of the year.