United Kingdom walking tours
WALKING TOUR OPTION 1
Oxford walking tour
A look at the town of Oxford from its origins to modern times and how the university led to the success of the town as well as tensions between the town and the gown. This tour will explore the famous Oxford buildings, like the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian library and the Martyrs memorial.
WALKING TOUR OPTION 2
Women of Camden walking tour: London
Starting off by visiting the grave of Britain’s first feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, we will take in Camden’s picturesque canals while we discuss the “Idle Women” who played an important role in the Second World War, and also learn about the women of the canals today. No women’s history tour of Camden would be complete without a visit to the Vagina Museum, so we’ll be heading past there – and of course we will pay tribute to one of Camden’s most iconic women: Amy Winehouse.
WALKING TOUR OPTION 3
Jack the Ripper and the dark side of east London walking tour
From gruesome executions on Tower Hill, to ghost stories at the Tower, the story of the plague pits as well as visiting some of the locations linked to the famous Jack the Ripper case, this tour looks at the dark side of London’s east end.
WALKING TOUR OPTION 4
Working women of the East End walking tour: London
A look at the lives of working women from the 17th Century, through Victoria factory live and the education and the modern lives of working women in London’s east end.
WALKING TOUR OPTION 5
Roman London to modern times, city of Southwark walking tour
Starting at the largest surviving sector of the Roman wall, looking at London as a trading city from then until modern times whilst walking past sights like the Tower of London, the monument to the Great Fire of 1666, crossing London Bridge and looking at the city south of the river including the replica of Drake’s ship and Southwark cathedral, finishing at Shakespeare’s Globe.
WALKING TOUR OPTION 6
City of London walking tour
Starting on Fleet Street and the Temple bar, looking at the city’s independence, the Magna Carta as well as the knights Templar before walking to St Paul’s cathedral discussing the importance of the city, and its architectural changes and finishing in the financial sector of the city, looking at the history of the Bank of England and the importance the city played in the development of Britain’s empire.
WALKING TOUR OPTION 7
Suffrage and women in politics walking tour: London
From Caxton hall, where the women’s parliament was held through to Parliament Square, visiting the memorials of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and suffragist Millicent Garrett Fawcett, up Whitehall to Trafalgar Square where many suffrage marches gathered including the Mud March of 1907.
WALKING TOUR OPTION 8
City of Westminster walking tour: London
From Admiralty Arch, the royal entrance to Buckingham palace learning about various stories of monarchy past and present and finishing at Westminster Abbey, the Royal church.