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Empire, Power & People–London Walking Tour

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London is often called a "melting pot," but many people don't know how London became the diverse city we know it to be. This walking tour will show you a different side of the city by disclosing details of colonial history and commonwealth migration that is hardly talked about. Our walking tour is split into two parts, winding through South and East London with a section in the City of London.

-You will have the opportunity to listen to some of the histories of Brixton from the 19th century until the present day while seeing some landmarks such as Windrush Square and Electric Avenue.
-There will be a stop in the famous market where you can grab a bite to eat
-In The City, you will hear about Britain's colonial history including, the rise of the East India Trading Company
-You will then walk from the city through Whitechapel and hear why the area has become a place of Bangladeshi pride.
-The tour will end by the overground bridge where you will get to spot some creative street art.

About This Deal

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Stop At: Brixton Market - Electric Avenue, Brixton Road, London England

You will get to walk around the market and grab a bite to eat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Windrush Square, Brixton Road, London SW2 1JQ England

We will stop here to talk about the importance of the Windrush generation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Blackfriars Bridge, London England

Get a lovely view of the city while pulling into Blackfriars station after a short journey.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

We will walk up to St. Paul's Cathedral so you can snap some photos.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN England

Stop outside this rustic Church and get some background on how this part of the City was built before continuing onto some lesser-known streets in The City.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR England

We will walk through the market to view some of the splendour of the architecture and we will stop outside of the Lloyds building to talk about colonial history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lloyds of London, London, Greater London Ec3m 7ha 1 Lime Street Jcn, of LEADENHALL STREET, London EC3M 7HA England

Listen to a riveting talk about the East India Trading Company and how Britain came to control the largest empire in history from this neighbourhood while observing the dramatic Lloyds building as a backdrop.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Altab Ali Park, 50 Adler Street, London E1 1EE England

Take a seat and take in the busy surroundings while hearing about the origins of the park and some history of the Bangladeshi community in East London.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Jamme Masjid, 59 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL England

Stop outside near the Mosque and hear about how its history from Church to Synagogue to Mosque.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Market, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL England

The tour will end in Brick Lane we will talk about the cultural importance of this area and leave you to shop or eat after the tour is over.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We are keeping the tour to a limit of 6 people for now due to the pandemic. We ask for everyone to bring a mask as you may need it in certain places and prefer to wear it while walking around.
  • Snacks - We will offer you a locally made samosa towards the end of the tour.

  • Gratuities
  • The train ticket from Loughborough Junction–Blackfriars. It's £2-£4 if you don't have a travelcard.

Departure Point
Rush Common, Brixton Hill, London SW2 2AA, UK

Departure Time
11:00 AM

3 hours

Return Details
Brick Lane, Brick Ln, London, UK

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Indy Odyssey in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.