Walk 5 - A woman's work is never done

The nearest tube station is St Paul's.

Leave the station and make your way to the statue of Queen Anne at the foot of the steps at the front of St Paul's Cathedral.
Please see maps below.


Women have had an increasing impact on the City of London, as well as making a huge contribution to its success and prosperity.

At Apothecaries Hall you will hear about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman to qualify as a Doctor. Elizabeth Fry, the prison reformer of Newgate Gaol. At the church of St Vedast alias Foster you'll hear about Agatha Christie, the crime writer, and at Temple Bar you will hear of Lady Valerie Meux, a barmaid who played the banjo. And Queen Boudicca who set the City on fire.

Famous women of London

A quick guide to using the maps

The map on the left shows St Paul's Tube Station in street view and on the right is a Google Map. If you are not familiar with these maps, then here are some tips:

  • In street view, click the navigation circle on the left to change direction.
  • Use the plus/minus symbols to zoom in/out, or click the corner for full screen: Expand Street View to Full Screen and see a wealth of other information including photos in full screen, click photos.
  • In street view, hover your mouse over the image, it changes to a circle or square. Click to move to that spot.
  • On the right map, you can use similar controls to street view. You can also select the type of map by clicking on one of the white viewing boxes at the top.
  • If you get lost, then refresh this page to reset the maps and start again.
  • Your browser needs Flash to work with Street View. Apologies if you are using an iPhone or iPad.


Quiz Question

You will be entertained by a great many historical tales and interesting facts on this walk.
Pull back the curtains of history to reveal the answer to the following question:


"Do you know where Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman
to qualify as a Doctor in the U K, sat her exams?"


Apothecaries Hall. Agatha Christie, the famous crime writer, sat her Pharmacy Dispensing exams at the Apothecaries Hall too.

To discover hidden London, contact:

Jane Buxton
Official London Tour Guide
07715 035071



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