The Idea

Cradle of English tells the story of how one short but famous street in old London made such an outsized contribution to the development of a global language – many would say to the world’s pre-eminent language.

Our growing library of videos, podcasts, and immerzeos – immersive walks through the streets and alleys of the Fleet Street area – reflect a fascination with and love for the language that found its early vibrations in the minds and presses of Fleet Street before evolving into the very heartbeat language of modern civilisation. Join us in a journey back through time.