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“Blending history into the present”

London Walking Tours
Ranked #156 of 785 Tours in London
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Owner description: Want to know how the financial crisis really happened?Angry at bankers and politicians for what's been going on since the crisis?Interested in the hidden history of London?Forget Jack the Ripper and the London Dungeons, we show you the murky side of the capital’s more recent past.If you want to know how London came to be at the heart of capitalism, and the recent financial crisis, then join us on a tour. We have 3 tours running every month:- The City of London- Canary Wharf- MayfairOur tours are thoroughly researched so you can expect plenty of hard facts, but we try not to make it too heavy – there’s lots of lighter moments along the way. You don’t have to know lots about politics or economics. We’ll adjust the tour depending on who comes along. And often the most interesting things you’ll learn will be from other people on the tour…
Reviewed 16 March 2014

The history of the struggles between the rich and the poor played out in the streets of London, where villains and heroes meet us at every corner leading us to the inequalities of our present day. The day was entertaining and factually illuminating in equal measure, a splendid way of reconnecting with some of the tourist spots in the City of London. A friendly call to arms!

Thank elrafachan
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

I highly recommended this tour. Informative and done in friendly manner. Doing it on a sunny day was a plus.

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Brilliant tour - great guides, fascinating insight into a part of London I previously didn't have much knowledge about (in terms of the financial world).

Thank Massimo Z
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

This tour was informative and factually revealing! It was a very friendly atmosphere and the tour guides were entertaining and easy going. This tour is very unique as it objectively explains the imperative sector that is finance and how financial mechanisms are used to make gigantic profit in the city as well as it's connections with finance in the States. The guides used simple examples to demonstrate how different financial mechanisms were used by the 'Too big too fail banks'. I joined the tour alone but came across friendly people which made it a joy to discuss the topic with. I'm looking forward to my next tour in Mayfair!

Thank Max S
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

This was an excellent tour, even for me - a Londoner with a very good knowledge of London. There were interesting historical snippets of information and stories and the guides got people involved at various points too. I highly recommend this and have already booked a Mayfair tour for next month. Couldn't believe it was free, with donations refused but a recommendation of where donations could be made.

Thank BoringLovechild
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