The Galley Club


This article was written on 05 May 2017, and is filed under design, future of publishing, insider information, Reasons for joining, typography.

Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History  

Tuesday, 12 September from 6pm until 8pm.

Andrea Vail is a qualified City of London Guide, and a member of the City of London Guide Lecturer’s Association.

We’ll take a walk down Fleet Street with Andrea to hear about the monks, knights, and lawyers who made this area their home in the middle ages, the rise of mass-market book publishing, and how Fleet Street went from having the City’s first printing presses to becoming a 24-hour news operation.

We will meet the typographic innovator who set up shop in Fleet Street, a famous collector of words, and a few of the book publishers who were based in the area.

Originally from eastern Canada, Andrea moved to the UK in 2007.  The reason why? London of course. Andrea has been enamoured with London since childhood. It only took two holidays to the capital before she made the move across the pond to be a part of this amazing city.

Andrea’s day job is in IT for a well-known publishing company on the banks of Thames. She finds guiding a great way to share her enthusiasm for all things London – its rich 2000-year history, transport network, architecture, and any and all other bits of trivia and interesting information.

This occasion is primarily for members, although guests may be allowed, depending on prior demand.

  • Maximum 20 people
  • Cost is £8 per person
  • Her twitter name for those who would like to follow her is @avail



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