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Explore backstreets with a historian

history walk

Explore backstreets with a historian

889 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Explore backstreets with a historian

history walk

Explore backstreets with a historian

889 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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.

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Learn more about Terry

Terry

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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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.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. This is a gentle walk on smooth surfaces so it is suitable for a wheelchair user and guests with dogs. Your English will need to be fluent in order to get the best value from the walk.

More tips

Bring sensible walking shoes and rainwear—this is an all-weather walk.

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Terry
Explore backstreets with a historian
889 reviews
From $27/person
889 reviews
From $27/person