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Karl Marx The Walking Tour

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Address: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HT, England
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Karl Marx lived and worked in London. His ideas inspired protests, strikes,...

Karl Marx lived and worked in London. His ideas inspired protests, strikes, rebellions, revolutions, terrorism, warfare, struggles for freedom, democracy and liberty, and regimes of tyrannical repression. Marx’s story combines comedy, tragedy, love, hate, hope and despair. This sets the backdrop to an intellectual expedition to unravel the mysteries of history, politics, economics and philosophy. We walk you through the life and ideas of Karl Marx. Sundays 11am Piccadilly Circus in front of Criterion Theatre.

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I totally recommend this tour

Not only will you receive a simple introduction to Marxist theory, you will also get an insight into the history of industrialized London (and Europe) and a good laugh.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Berlin, Germany

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only will you receive a simple introduction to Marxist theory, you will also get an insight into the history of industrialized London (and Europe) and a good laugh.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

It is a great tour, do not miss it if you like history. Even if you never read Marx at all it is still very interesting to get to know so many different important spots in London (around Soho mainly, that I never knew existed) and so many curiosities. The guide (forgot the name of mine) is the best, concerned... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This tour with Heiki Khoo was inspirational. His knowledge, passion for the subject and wonderful sense of humour brought Karl Marx's work and ideas to life. I particularly liked the depth of information that Heiki brought to this tour explaining highly complex concepts and ideas in a refreshingly open and accessible manner. I loved it and would highly recommend this... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I spent my last day in London going on this tour and I don't regret it at all! I thought the tour was really informative, even though I have read a lot of Marxist theory before. The tour was fun, interesting and gave a good easy introduction to Marxist theory. I really recommend it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I had the pleasure to take part in the Karl Marx walking tour last Sunday (13 March) and, while my expectations were amply met, I still think that there is some room for improvement. Here are my impressions: • the walk is very well structured and follows a very coherent chronological and thematic scheme, providing very interesting insights not only... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were bought this tour as a Christmas present via groupon by our now grown up children. They thought it would be our kind of thing and they were right. We were treated by our guide, Heiko, to a brilliant exposition and explanation of the life and work of Karl Marx (not forgetting Fred Engels) with songs, jokes, opinions and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Our tour guide Heiko demonstrated a deep knowledge, understanding and passion for the subject of Karl Marx and his life and work. He told jokes and even sang 'The Internationale' which brought applause from onlookers across the street. He even managed to briefly bring in one or two otherwise complicated economic theories in an accessible and fun way. Heiko was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

As a social science student, it was great to visit locations around London which were hugely influential in the life of Karl Marx. Our tour guide, Mick Brooks, was extremely pleasant and certainly passionate about Marx himself and Marxist ideas. Armed with a wealth of knowledge, Mick was always ready, willing and able to answer any questions the group had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

As a sociology and history graduate I can honestly say this tour is excellent. The guide really knows his stuff and has excellent credentials. He is so passionate about Marx and it really shines through. The walk itself is amazing and nicely planned out as you don't have to walk too far to get to each location. It's like taking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

I was not expecting to go back to 1800 in a regular Sunday. Thanks to Mr Heiko Khoo, I had chance to imagine Marx at his time with others working on changing the world.

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