Mayflower London History Articles

London has more links to the Mayflower than any other tourist destination in Britain.  The Mayflower sailed from London, master Christopher Jones and his crew lived and were recruited in London.  Pilgrims were imprisoned and executed for following their faith in London.  Above all and key to the whole story, it was the Merchant Adventurers in the City of London who supplied the finance and the organisation for the expedition. 

We hope to gather articles about Mayflower connections with London, written by Mayflower experts and enthusiasts and provide a platform to share their information.

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Rotherhithe

Let us begin in Rotherhithe, which has more visible monuments to the story than anywhere in London. This is where master mariner...

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The City of London

The importance of the Merchant Adventurers from the City of London is often overlooked. They supplied the finance and the organisation...

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Southwark

Southwark in the early seventeenth century was a very significant place with numerous churches, taverns, several courts of justice, a...

Mayflower details of areas within Southwark

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Bankside

If you walk around this area of London you will encounter numerous buildings, names and locations that are connected to the Mayflower...

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Old Kent Road

The Old Kent Road has been an important thoroughfare since Roman times, connecting London to Canterbury and Dover. This short tour from...

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Borough

The area around Borough High Street was the focus of the Pilgrim church in London. The first Brownist church met near Long Lane to the...

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Bermondsey

In the 17th century Bermondsey was home to a significant community of Nonconformists – Christians who wanted freedom from the established...