The Typographic Hub

NOTE: This event is now closed

London Lettering Tour - East

26th March 2011

Walking tours of London Letters provides a great way to see a familiar city from a new perspective. The walks cover sights of interest to the typographic historian as well as examples of beautiful letters found on the streets of the City of London which range from Roman inscriptions through to contemporary marks left by both the expert and inexpert lettering artist

The tour starts at Old Street underground station, close to St Luke's Church the burial place of The House of Caslon, that great dynasty of English typefounders. The tour takes in other typographic landmarks with a Caslon connection including Helmet Row, Whitecross Street and Chiswell Street the site of the the Calson Foundry. Alongside sites of typefounding interest the tour will also highlight some of the most beatiful lettering found in the City of London including the Roman inscriptions in Wakefield Gardens and Simon Patersons fabulous Carpet of Words

Booking: All tours must be booked in advance, by emailing caroline.archer@bcu.ac.uk

Cost: £10.00 [£1.00 will be donated to St Bride Library]

Payment: To the guide on the day

Tour dates: 26 February; 26 March; 30 April; 28 May and 18 June 2011 [If you are unable to make the scheduled date(s) then specific tours can be organised by arrangement]

Start time: 1100 am unless otherwise stated

Meeting point: Old Street Underground Station, at the top of Exit 7 

Your guide: John Voller, is a resident of London and ex-compositor. For many years a certified City of London Guide, John is also an official St Paul's Cathedral guide where he specialises in tours of Cathedral lettering.