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Culture Walk: Hidden Secrets of Downtown: East Loop - August 19

  • Location: Gather outdoors in the Covent Garden Market Square under the big clock 130 King Street
    London ON N6A 1C5
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Telephone: 519-661-0333
Culture Walk: Hidden Secrets of Downtown: East Loop - August 19

Discover the secrets of London's past hidden in plain sight: including a graveyard underfoot, a life-sized thermometer, a Dutch musical gift to London, a crosswalk of pride, and the elaborate 140 year old mansion club where people still gather.


We’ve created two tantalizing new downtown culture walks for you. Thanks to our excellent partners at the Covent Garden Market for their Thursday evening outdoor hours, Downtown London, and London Brewing for organic drinks to wet your whistle after the walk - included with your ticket!

  • Thursdays, July 15 to August 26, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Cost $20 per person early bird rate by 4pm Monday the week of your walk, $25 per person Monday night to Thursday the week of your walk
  • Every ticket includes one free drink from the London Brewing downtown Market booth
  • Each ticket comes with $20 in Downtown Dollars, use them like cash at participating businesses
  • Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Meet at the Market rain or shine.
  • Gather outdoors in the Covent Garden Market Square under the big clock.
  • No refunds, walks run rain or shine
  • Covid protocols to follow public health guidelines including limited tour capacity

London Brewing* will be on-site weekly at the outdoor farm market to offer you a free beverage. Each walk ticket includes one free drink, must be 19 years of age to redeem for a beer, valid only on the night of the walk, must be consumed on-site that evening.

Choose a beer or non-alcholic tonic from these options 
-London Organic Lager: A crisp, clean, easy drinking classic lager with a touch of malt sweetness.
-Front Porch Organic Session IPA: Bright, light, and crushable Session IPA with citrus-y hop notes. 
-Forest City Botanicals Raspberry Nettle Tonic: Non-alcoholic, organic Tonic brewed with raspberry, nettle, and Ashawaganda. Promotes focus while remaining thirst quenching-ly delicious.


Walks will follow public health guidelines as they change according to the Ontario provincial Roadmap to Reopening.  To ensure your safety and that of our guides 

  • Capacity will be limited to allow for physical distancing
  • Mask wearing is recommended where physical distancing is not possible
  • Guides will have voice amplification to assist with distanced hearing
  • Communications will be sent prior to your walk to advise of any protocol updates 
  • Self-assessment check-lists will be provided in advance for registrants

*London Brewing is a local, co-operative, and organic craft brewery born in the heart of London's Old East Village in 2014. We do things very differently around here, and believe quality inputs create quality products. That's why we were the first Canadian Craft Malt Certified Brewery, and still brew with an average 38% local craft malts and 60% local organic hops. One of only a handful of Certified Organic craft breweries in Ontario, we strive to create a beer that is better for the people and planet that support it.

Image: Black and white photograph of the Dominion Public Building, circa 1940. Courtesy Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada


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