WALKING IN HANDEL'S FOOTSTEPS
(The development of Opera in early Georgian London)
Our walk begins near Bond Street tube station,at the top of South Molton Street, and ends in the Haymarket roughly 1 hour and 40 minutes later.
We will discover the house where Handel lived in Mayfair, the Church where he worshipped, the places where he shopped, visited and worked, and the people he knew. We will find out where his Operas were performed and learn about the contribution he made to the musical repertoire in this country.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR WALK
For keen Handel fans, or those who prefer a more leisurely place or a rest in between, other options are available : to continue on to Covent Garden, or to stop at one or more coffee shops or hostelries along the way.
PRICE : The price depends on the number of people in your group, and the length of walk and number of stops you prefer, but does not exceed £20 per person and can be cheaper.
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His Operas may not be part of the regular repertoire now but Handel nevertheless made a significant contribution to the development of Italian Opera in this country at the beginning of the 18th Century.
Not an Opera fan? There's something for everyone here, as the tour transports you back in time to early Georgian London! We also cover early Georgian architecture, the development of the great London estates, modes of transport, coffee houses, drinking chocolate, bagnios and Gentlemen's clubs amongst many other features of life in the early 1700s.