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Wealth and Power in the City

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Minji

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

This experience is weatherproof. Join a two-hour journey to discover London's history through stories of money, trade, and power. We will use the City as a theatre to talk about money: from Roman times to modern times.

There are two parts of the experience (1) How the City made its Money (2) How the Money made its City.

Part (1) is storytelling in time: how London grew its trade from small businesses into a corporation that changed the world. We will visit a museum of Roman times, an exchange square, a coffee house and a former bank office of Victorian times.

Part (2) looks at the City's urban planning: how it drew inspirations from the world to deal with heritage, social responsibility, equality, and identity. We will visit a market, a rooftop garden, and an urban oasis. The experience ends at a street food market.

For families, kids can take on a special mission: 'Dragon Hunt in the City'! to spot the dragons during the journey.

The experience is designed for individuals, couples, families or groups. In two hours, we go through a journey of 2000 years, exploring answers to the question: what money can and can't do.
This experience is weatherproof. Join a two-hour journey to discover London's history through stories of money, trade, and power. We will use the City as a theatre to talk about money: from Roman times to modern times.

There are two parts of the experience (1) How the City made its Money (2) How the Money made its City.

Part (1) is storytelling in time: how London grew its trade from small businesses into a corporation th…

Minji's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee or tea upon guest choice.
  • Equipment
    London cultural hub map, and of course, dragon expedition toolkit.
From $41
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Minji

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 12 Reviews
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I create fun and engaging cultural experiences with a mission to help people experience new cultures with comfort and confidence.

My partnership with city businesses and governers ensures my guests gain an insider's point of view throughout this experience.

I am grateful to historians and resources from the BBC, British Library, New Castle University, University of Glasgow, numerous museums and galleries in London. They inspired me with this experience.
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Where you'll be

Follow the money to discover the City. We will visit a temple, a museum, a church, a coffee house, a pub, a market, and a utopia community. The experience ends in a local street food market.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Annemette
October 2019
Minji har lavet en meget fin tur med mange overraskelser og fin afveksling. Flot styret igennem penges historie på kun to timer. God værdi for pengene.
Rafael
September 2019
Although we had been in London before, Minji made us discover a new "City of London". She is very friendly, she is very good at explaining the history of the City of London. "Following the Money in the City" was a great experience. ESPAÑOL Recomendamos ampliamente a Minji. Muy conocedora de la "City of London". Sin duda una gran profesional. No se la pierdan. ¡Gracias Minji!
Although we had been in London before, Minji made us discover a new "City of London". She is very friendly, she is very good at explaining the history of the City of London. "Foll…
M
July 2019
日本でも龍ブームで興味があり神社に出かけたりしてます ロンドンでドラゴンツアーがあるとの事でひとり参加させていただきました Minjiさんは英語がまだ慣れてない私にも親切にスマホ翻訳してくれたり なかなか行けない特別な館やあらゆる場所の龍を案内してくれました 探検みたいで面白かったです 一緒に食べたり散策したりとても楽しくひとり旅では味わえない時間でした おすすめですょ お人柄も心優しくて素敵で 良い思い出になり本当にありがとうございました!!
Jia
July 2019
Minji took me on a fantastic tour. I've been visiting London almost every other weekend for the past 7 years, still the path Minji guided us through met me with surprises and amazing historical stories. I would look up into skyline of city of London with a more "dragon-hunting" view in the future.
Minji took me on a fantastic tour. I've been visiting London almost every other weekend for the past 7 years, still the path Minji guided us through met me with surprises and amazi…
Michael
July 2019
Minji not only led us through 2000 years of London history, she did it in a unique and engaging style. The dragon is the emblem of the City of London. Trying to spot dragons on buildings and signs encouraged us to see the City in a different way. Minji made the most of venues such as Mithraeum and Barbican while sharing stories of everyday life through the ages. It's an experience for everyone - young or old, visitor or Londoner.
Minji not only led us through 2000 years of London history, she did it in a unique and engaging style. The dragon is the emblem of the City of London. Trying to spot dragons on bu…
Helen
July 2019
Minji’s Dragon hunt and history trail through the city of London was a perfect day out for me and my 13 year old son. I would highly recommend this for families as there is something for everyone. Spotting dragons, discovering new places and learning about their history since the roman times was delivered in a fun and passionate way by Minji, our expert guide. She engaged us all with her historical knowledge and encouraged us to look at the city around us from a new perspective. My son chatted and hunted, listened and enjoyed, which isn’t always easy to achieve with a teenager. Be warned, competition to find the most dragons is high!
Minji’s Dragon hunt and history trail through the city of London was a perfect day out for me and my 13 year old son. I would highly recommend this for families as there is somethi…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Oyster card