What you'll do
Most Jewish history tours focus on the East End, where penniless Jewish refugees settled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But the City has an older and richer Jewish heritage. This walk covers almost a thousand years of Jewish history. From the arrival of a Jewish community from Normandy in 1066/67 to the Kindertransport children of 1938/39, Jews have played important roles in the unfolding drama of British history. On our journey from Bank to Liverpool Street we will encounter the Jews of mediaeval London, the unfortunate Jewish doctor who inspired the creation of Shylock, Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister, the Jewish stockbroker who saved the British economy during the 1745 Jacobite rising, the Protestant rabble-rouser who became an Orthodox Jew, the Jewish prizefighter who transformed the sport of boxing and many other colourful characters. Along the way we will visit some of the most spectacular sites in the City. We will also reveal the little-known Jewish associations of some of London's most famous landmarks. This tour is designed as an interactive experience, so feel free to ask questions or add your own insights and information - communication is a two-way street.
Entrance ticket to historic synagogue
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). 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 that care for people with disabilities or in need in the UK and around the world. Projects supported by The Erskine Hill Charitable Trust include Norwood (https://www.norwood.org.uk/) and World Jewish Relief (https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/how-we-help)
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
London's medieval ghetto, the spectacular 15th Century hall where the Jewish doctor who inspired Shakespeare to create Shylock was tried for treason, the place where Jewish broker Gideon Samson made the deals that saved the British economy in 1745, the site of first synagogue to open in Britain after the expulsion of 1290, Europe's oldest continually working synagogue (1701), the Kindertransport memorial and many other places of interest
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Tue, Sep 17 From 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
$52 per person
8 of 10 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable for walking. If you wish to go inside the synagogue, dress appropriately for a visit to a place of worship.
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