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London through the eyes of Pocahontas

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Highlights

Pocahontas stayed in London only for one year and died at the age of 20. During her short life, she managed to introduce the New World to the London audience.Pocahontas was a Native American woman born around 1595. She was the daughter of the powerful Chief Powhatan, the ruler of the Powhatan tribal nation. She later married British colonist, John Rolfe and travelled to London in 1616. On this tour, you would see London through the eyes of Pocahontas, learn stories about 17th century Britain and its connection to the colonies.Highlights:• See Church where native Americans worshipped in the 17th century• Hear stories about ‘ Wizard Earl’, whom Pocahontas visited in the Tower of London• Walk towards glorious Westminster Abbey• Discover Lambeth Palace• Explore Banqueting Hall where Pocahontas was invited to the Kings Masquerade

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

Meet your guide in front of the Tower Hill tube station. Walk towards Tower of London, one of the most iconic castles in the World and hear stories about prisoner Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland or ‘ Wizard Earl’, whom Pocahontas visited during her stay in London. His nickname, the Wizard Earl, reflected his love of science, experiments, and all-round tinkering. Hear great stories about London’s oldest Palace and think how some people managed to escape from the Tower’s prison.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Afterwards, you will continue your way towards St Paul’s Cathedral, which was a favourite meeting place in the 17th century. It is very likely Pocahontas came to the cathedral both to worship and to meet people.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Guild Church of Saint Martin within Ludgate, 40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE, UK

Follow your guide to the Guild Church of St Martin, where Pocahontas went to pray. The rector of the church, Samuel Purchas, was a travel writer who collected stories of people who had been abroad and wrote about Pocahontas as well. You will Stop by the site of the famous coaching inn Bell Savage, where Pocahontas stayed when she first came to London. It was also licensed as a theatre for outdoor plays including some of Shakespeare's.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Temple Church, The Temple King's Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7BB England

Pass through the Temple church, where Pocahontas used to walk.

Stop At: Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace Whitehall Horse Guards Avenue, London SW1A 2ER England

Follow your guide to the Banqueting House, where Pocahontas visited the King & Queen's masquerade

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Central Hall Westminster, Westminster Central Hall Storeys Gate Westminster, London SW1H 9NH England

See Westminster Hall, which is the largest of the remaining pieces of the Old Palace of Westminster. Royals used the Hall for many public functions, and it is very likely Pocahontas was taken to see it.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jewel Tower, Abingdon St Westminster, London SW1P 3JX England

See Jewel Tower, one of the few remnants of the Old Palace of Westminster. Imagine how the Palace looked like in the 17th century and hear how Pocahontas was presented to the King and Queen there.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Walk towards the glorious Westminster Abbey and listen to stories how Native Americans converted to Christianity in the 17th century.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7JU England

Finish your tour by Lambeth Palace and imagine how Pocahontas danced on the ball.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional Tour Guide


Exclusions
  • Gratuities


Duration
2 hours

Return Details
Westminster Abbey (Stop R), Westminster, London SW1H 0GT, UK


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