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history walk

Hike historic East End with a writer

history walk

Hike historic East End with a writer

47 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Hike historic East End with a writer

history walk

Hike historic East End with a writer

47 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Hiding in the back alleys and graffiti-covered streets of London's trendy Shoreditch district are 700 hundred years of history waiting to be explored. We’ll visit the site of England’s first mental health hospital, founded in 1247, discover why French Huguenots made London their home in 1685, and relive the horrors of Jack the Ripper in 1888. We’ll grab a bite to eat at a 120-year-old bagel shop and snack on a sweet treat made with cardamom and nuts from a local Indian deli. This is a walking tour like no other, offering a unique reflection on the patterns of history with commentary and insights on how these patterns continue to influence the lives of Londoners today, while enjoying the foods, fashion, and bursting creativity of one London’s most bustling districts.

Your host

Francois

Francois

I'm a writer, artist, storyteller, and history enthusiast and I’ve been living in East London for 15 years. Being an immigrant myself, the stories of those coming to London through the ages in search of their fortune have always intrigued me. It's a story that continues today and it's one I want to share with you. Hopefully it will make you fall in love with this city as I did.

What's included

Drinks
Beverages I'll provide a coffee as well as one drink at the pub where we finish.

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Where you'll be

We’ll enjoy a jam-packed five-hour walk. Highlights include Artillery Lane, Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and the Huguenot houses of Fournier Street. We’ll also admire the Battle of Cable Street mural before reaching our final stop, The Prospect of Whitby—a pub on the banks of the River Thames. My experience can be inclusive for guests with mobility and hearing impairment or learning disability. Get in touch if you have any questions.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sat, Oct 26    From 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
$71 per person

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Dress prepared for the weather and bring a camera. You’ll need a day travel card for Zone 1-2. Snacks are not provided but there will be plenty of opportunity to stop for refreshments.
Francois
history walk
Hike historic East End with a writer
47 reviews
From $71/person
47 reviews
From $71/person