Explore backstreets with a historian

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Terry

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

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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From $21/ person

Join 3 other guests
$26 per person
$26 per person
Join 2 other guests
$26 per person

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 968 reviews.

Catherine
December 2021
I had a wonderful tour with Terry. He started by assessing the group’s familiarity with both London and it’s history so that he could tailor the information that he shared for us to our current level of knowledge. We toured areas that I would not have visited on my own. Terry able to answer our questions and could focus on aspects of the history of the locations that were of interest to the tour attendees. This was a very enjoyable way to spend a morning.
Deborah
December 2021
Excellent walking history tour with Terry on the Hidden Back Streets of London. There was plenty of conversation about each area and Terry brought to life the past in a very easy way. It was also a bonus that the other person on the tour was very friendly too.
Margaret
November 2021
Many thanks to Terry for a fascinating tour of the Backstreets of London! Although a frequent traveler to London, I had never experienced the charming, narrow streets of Westminster, so full of history and character, or the historic Vauxhall area. Terry is a knowledgeable and engaging guide with a casual, interactive style. I highly recommend this tour and would certainly be open to his other tours as well!
Jo
November 2021
We really enjoyed our walking tour with Terry. We were fortunate enough to be the only couple on the tour and Terry made it very interactive and personal to us and our background. We learnt a lot about the history of London and we enjoyed the way the tour was deliberately structured. The narrative strands of wealth and its impact on history were very thought provoking. We would highly recommend this tour if you are on a trip to London!
Greer
November 2021
It was a fantastic tour with so many amazing insights and historical tidbits. I would have never found or known to go to these places on my own. Would love to book another tour with him. Thanks Terry!
Margherita
November 2021
Terry is extremly prepared about the history of London. The way the tour is structured allows to go through a long historic period, but it still gives the opportunity to appreciate the different eras of London. Great experience, I totally reccomend it!

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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.