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Explore backstreets with a historian

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Terry

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 10 people, private groups available

What you'll do

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

We will walk around quiet backstreets from Westminster to Vauxhall. Over two hours we will visit a Georgian cathedral town and pleasure garden, a Victorian penal port and graveyard, a Bronze Age port and religious site, and a 21st-century city that is still under construction. You will be immersed in different historical periods and will hear about lots of gossip and scandal. This walk actively encourages your participation. This walk can best be regarded as an open-air seminar where I facilitate a greater understanding of how class and money operate in English culture.
Other things to note
Bring sensible walking shoes and rainwear—this is an all-weather walk. I will provide hand sanitiser.
This walk follows government guidelines on combating covid to ensure guest safety.

We will walk around quiet backstreets from Westminster to Vauxhall. Over two hours we will visit a Georgian cathedral town and pleasure garden, a Victorian penal port and graveyard, a Bronze Age port and religious site, and a 21st-century city that is still under construction. You will be immersed in different historical periods and will hear about lot…

Meet your host, Terry

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I am a Londoner who teaches history up to university level. I am a qualified City of Westminster tour guide who runs two other experiences, Discover Hidden Sites with an Historian. Airbnb.com/experiences/156182 and Investigate Travel with a Historian Airbnb.com/experiences/214034. I am also passionate about my neighborhood and English culture because what previous generations leave behind shapes our lives now.
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Thu, Jun 17
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Fri, Jun 18
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Where you'll be

We’ll start outside the QEII—the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. We’ll visit Georgian Westminster, Victorian Pimlico, the Bronze Age Thames, and futuristic Nine Elms. We’ll finish at Vauxhall Station.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 912 reviews.

Arsh
May 2021
Terry was extremely informative and funny! He’s a great storyteller, and kept us intrigued as we walked through Westminster. Would definitely recommend to both tourists and locals!
Anna
May 2021
This is the very best London experience ever! If you are lucky enough to book a walk with Terry, you'll see the city from a very unique angle. Highly recommend!
Alex
April 2021
Terry is very knowledgeable and passionate about history! I truly enjoyed the tour and discovered back street of london and its history. High recommend!!
Kirsten
April 2021
A wonderfully insightful tour with Terry! We knew the area fairly well already and he catered the tour perfectly for us, showing his depth of knowledge. Would recommend this tour for anyone - whether you are new to London or know it well already!
A wonderfully insightful tour with Terry! We knew the area fairly well already and he catered the tour perfectly for us, showing his depth of knowledge. Would recommend this tour f…
Christie
October 2020
Given the vast history of the city, it might be worth coming up with more topical content, because the whole thing felt like a haphazard urban walk. The “historical” sites were opportunistic based on the location but weren’t really significant in the overall history of the city, nor was there a sense of a timeline. Pick a topic or an era and go with it. Don’t end in Vauxhall. That too was opportunistic, as it is the tour guide’s own neighborhood but not in any way historically significant relevant to other parts of town.
Given the vast history of the city, it might be worth coming up with more topical content, because the whole thing felt like a haphazard urban walk. The “historical” sites were opp…
Sam
October 2020
The history walk with Terry was a wonderful experience. He is a very personable guy, interesting, welcoming and above all passionate about his subject area. He pitches it to your level and knows how to ‘spin a yarn’. We’d highly recommend to anyone with an interest in getting to know about London & about history. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much Terry! :)
The history walk with Terry was a wonderful experience. He is a very personable guy, interesting, welcoming and above all passionate about his subject area. He pitches it to your l…

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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 14 and up can attend.