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Revolting London, Rebels and Retribution

history walk

Revolting London, Rebels and Retribution

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Revolting London, Rebels and Retribution

history walk

Revolting London, Rebels and Retribution

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

With a history stretching back two millennia, London has seen more than its fair share of rebellion and righteous (or not so righteous) retribution. This walking tour takes us from the site of the first Roman settlement buried deep underground at the heart of modern London’s financial district to the medieval execution spot at the Eastern edge of the City. Along the way, we will explore narrow alleys, view spectacular ancient and modern architecture and encounter some of the larger than life characters and momentous events that have left their marks on London over its two thousand years of history - including Queen Boudicca who destroyed Roman London in the year 61, the rebel "Emperor" Carausius whose revolt against Rome led to the destruction of the London Forum in the year 300, the 1381 Peasant's Revolt, Samuel Pepys who chronicled the destruction of London in 1666 (divine retribution for London's sinful ways?), Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite rebels of 1745, the notorious 18th Century Hellfire Club and the Gordon rioters who attacked the Bank of England in 1780.

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Your host

Learn more about Ian

Ian

I am a lawyer, historian and official City of London tour guide. Introducing guests to the splendours and secrets of my hometown is my passion. I try to make my tours a mixture of fun and fact (with some of the facts being funny and some of the fun being factual). With more than 35 years experience of hosting visitors to the City and access to sites that are not generally open or known to the public, I give my guests a true insider's perspective. Please contact me to arrange a private tour that will make your visit to London truly memorable. All of my income from guiding is donated to charity

About the organization

The Erskine Hill Charitable Trust

The Erskine Hill Charitable Trust provides funding to charities in the UK and around the world and will donate all proceeds of this experience to Child.org. Child.org is no ordinary international development charity. It is an innovative, sector leading organisation that works to achieve one thing: an end to childhood poverty and inequality. For details visit www.child.org.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Erskine Hill Charitable Trust.

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Where you'll be

Roman remains hidden in a modern complex, Samuel Pepys' garden, a church gateway adorned with skulls, the execution site on Tower Hill, a beautiful Victorian market, medieval alleys, and modern skyscrapers, the discreet pub where the real Hellfire club and the fictional Pickwick Club held their meetings, the place where the Gordon rioters attacked the Bank of England. I will take you to extraordinary places that even City regulars seldom see

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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

Wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable for walking. Check the weather forecast and maybe bring an umbrella! Let me know of any disability issues so I can adjust the route to suit you
Ian
Revolting London, Rebels and Retribution
2 reviews
From $27/person
2 reviews
From $27/person