Empire, Power & People
The London Walking Tour With a Twist
Our London tour winds through parts of East London starting in the City of London. The tour isn't just focused on architecture, it takes you around significant places that belong to the story of London through its immigrant history and the times of empire, including the infamous East
The city is often called a "melting pot," but many people don't know how London became the diverse city we know it to be. This walking tour isn't focused on one single narrative or an individual's story, instead, we hope it will show you a different side of Britain while delving into colonial history and how it led the way for thousands from former colonies like Bangladesh and Jamaica to find themselves settling in London.
This history is often left out in the classroom and in British history books, so we want to open up these themes.
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The City & Shoreditch
Tour Style: Light
A standard level of fitness is required but there are opportunities to sit down throughout the tour.
Service Level: Basic
This tour doesn't include any vehicle transportation as it's a walking tour, but your guide will be there to accommodate you.
Physical Rating: 1
People of most fitness levels can partake in this walking tour.
Trip Type: Small Group or Private
This is a private trip or can be booked as a small group trip.
Age requirement: 12+
All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
St Bride's Church.
The tour starts in The City of London where you will be greeted by the grand, imposing buildings. Meander through the small alleys and well-maintained streets while delving into the fascinating history of how London's financial capital came to be and understand where the money really came from.
Walk from The City along the main street stopping in some notable locations while listening to how the different communities including the Jewish community and Bengali community have shaped this part of London.
The adventure comes to an end at Brick Lane, say goodbye to your guide and new friends! You'll be close to transport links where you can continue on your day or you can continue your day through Brick Lane.
What People Say About The Tour
Was thoughtfully planned and definitely expands your perspective.
M.Howlett - London Tour
Jonathan has worked in tourism and tours in both Edinburgh and London and was born and raised in Hong Kong. He found his way in to the world of power, empire, and people through a master's degree in Nationalism where he conducted research on immigration and social change in Canton Jura, Switzerland. He is looking forward to meeting everybody who comes on the tour and is very excited to hear what they think about its themes.