Elizabeth I, Etheldreda and Elizabeth Hatton
You probably know that Hatton Garden is famous for diamonds- both trading and robberies- but did you also know that Queen Elizabeth 1 danced with Sir Christopher Hatton under a Cherry Tree, whose trunk still forms part of the Mitre pub?
Or that Elizabeth, Sir Christopher Hatton’s wife, is reputed to have come to a gory end in ‘Bleeding Heart yard’ ?
Or that St Etheldreda church has been here since 1290 sited in Ely Place which has its very own jurisdiction evolved from the days of the Bishops of Ely.
Neither did I until I researched this fascinating corner of Camden!
Hear also about Charles Dickens’ portrayal of women whilst standing near the pub where Dickens’ Oliver Twist character Bill Sykes reputedly drank.
Join us on this one hour walk, which starts at Chancery Lane exit 2, and finishes near Farringdon tube station to hear more stories.