Based at Temple Bar, we introduce Christopher Wren and tell his story. How did he become the architect of the new city and the magnificent St Paul’s?

The children will visit Wren’s buildings, experiment with the scientific instruments he used (microscopes etc) and then design their own towers with quill pens and building blocks.

We walk the streets where the Fire raged and tell the story of its spread, the destruction of London, and how it enabled Wren to transform the City. We look at St Paul’s Cathedral and go inside either St Vedast-Alias-Foster or St Martin Ludgate, where pupils will dress up.

We also go up to a roof terrace, for a fabulous view of the skyline of London. We count the spires and towers we can still see and discuss the geometric shapes of Wren’s architecture.

All this with a wonderful story of Wren’s life and even a chance to dress up.


The full-day programme will be in two parts.

Group 1

  • 10.00am Arrival
  • 10.30am – 12.00 noon Storytelling and Activities
  • 12.00 noon – 12.30 Lunch
  • 12.30pm – 2.00pm Guided walk and dressing up

Group 2

  • 10.00am Arrival
  • 10.30am – 12.00 noon Guided walk and dressing up
  • 12.00 noon – 12.30pm Lunch
  • 12.30 pm – 2.00pm Storytelling and Activities

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