Grinling Gibbons in London

A day out in London devoted to the "Michelangelo of Wood" the incredible Grinling Gibbons 1648-1721.

Never heard of him? We'll see works from all periods of his career, some of his haunts, dispell a couple of myths and look at some rare memorabilia.

We meet just after breakfast at the V&A and finish close to the Tower of London in a pub.

Along the route we'll be exploring inside fascinating buildings and taking breaks for coffee and lunch. We will use the tube and possibly a bus so you'll need a travel card, Oyster or contactless ticket.

We won't be visiting anywhere that charges an additional entrance fee. After the walk I'll be sharing a guide to other places where you can see his work.

The group size will be kept deliberately small, an absolute maximum of 10 people, to encourage a convivial and chatty atmosphere.

The walk is also not suitable for children so only adults over 18 can take part.

The route does contain many kerbs, some stairs and narrow pavements and is not readily accessible to those with mobility impairments but please contact me to discuss possible adaptations.


Grinling Gibbons wood carving

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