Discover hidden sites with a historian

Greater London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Terry

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

This walk follows government guidelines on covid protection to ensure guest safety.

` Fantastic experience. Learnt so much about what is hiding in plain sight! ' Mark, Discover Hidden Sites Guest

I will take you on an interactive walk through beautiful hidden gardens very near the usual tourist sites but rarely visited by most tourists.

Firstly we will hear about the sensational story of 19-year-old Katherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife who was executed for adultery. Discover scandals and court plots that make Game of Thrones seem dull!
* Secondly, we will learn about Jonathan Tyers `The Maker of Dreams ' and owner of the Vegas and Disney of the 18th century. Discover how Jonathan became wealthy and inspired generations of wealth creators!
* Thirdly, we'll see the home of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett, whose house entertained 19th century feminists, bohemians, and radicals. Discover how Millicent changed the world!

Finally we will look at how the stories of Katherine, Jonathan and Millicent are all about your values and how you choose to interpret their time on earth!
Other things to note
This is a gentle great for groups and solo travellers walk that will take place in all types of weather. The last stop is Fentiman Park, which is minutes away from the Vauxhall underground, bus, and railway stations. I will provide hand sanitiser.
This walk follows government guidelines on covid protection to ensure guest safety.

` Fantastic experience. Learnt so much about what is hiding in plain sight! ' Mark, Discover Hidden Sites Guest

I will take you on an interactive walk through beautiful hidden gardens very near the usual tourist sites but rarely visited by most tourists.

Firstly we will hear about the sensational story of 19-year-old Ka…

Meet your Host, Terry

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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I am a Londoner who teaches History up to university level and am a qualified City of Westminster tour guide. I host two other Airbnb experiences - Back Streets with a Historian, Airbnb.com/experiences/90528 and Investigate Travel with a Historian Airbnb.com/experiences/214034. I also am passionate about my neighborhood and English culture because what previous generations leave behind shapes our lives now.
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From $26/ person

Where you'll be

We will start out in Victoria Tower Gardens next to Parliament and then cross over Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace. We will go through Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and Bonnington Square and will finish in Fentiman Park. This park is a very short walk from Vauxhall train, bus and tube station.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 252 reviews.

Jill
November 2021
Terry is a master of history AND historiography which makes his storytelling and thought provoking questions so memorable! Highly recommend this tour to any London newcomer or local as there were so many hidden gems uncovered even an age-old local may not be aware of. Last note, I was running a few minutes late and Terry was so understanding about it - just a great experience through and through.
Shannon
November 2021
A great tour talking about three people of various historical importance, and the modern worlds appreciation of them given what they accomplished or what happened to them.
Angelus
November 2021
Great tour spent with Terry. Very interesting sites that we visited and all the stories as well. I would never have known the places and it’s history without Terry. Also found new areas of London that I’ve never been to. I’d highly suggest you book a tour with him.
Bree
October 2021
Thank you so much Terry for a wonderful tour and walk through history. Terry is an absolute delight, extremely knowledgeable, plus makes you think and learn, in the most enjoyable way. I will definitely sign up for another tour soon. It made my Saturday! You leave with even more interest in the history he teaches, thanks for a great tour. Totally worth it!
Alex
October 2021
We loved our tour with Terry. He really engaged us in thoughtful conversation and got to know us, and it was enjoyable to have various discussions with him about the history he shared with us. This type of participatory tour is much different than others we have taken, and it really elevated our experience as it made us think and reflect. We are very happy we took the time to spend a few hours with Terry!
Julia
October 2021
Terry is knowledgeable, warm and friendly. He provides a fun and educational experience. Lots of background knowledge and insights into a different area of London to the usual tourist route. Thought provoking and entertaining. We had a great time. Would definitely do one of Terry's tours again

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 14 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.