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Rich people behaving badly

Terry Silvers

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This gossipy historical walking tour walks you through some of London's most elegant and expensive areas. You will hear about the many scandals that have occurred amongst the British upper classes whilst sometimes going off the beaten track and discovering local's London. The tour is designed to be conversational and interactive. The guide Terry Silvers teaches History in a college when not tour guiding He is also a qualified City of Westminster tour guide but above all sees the tour as a love letter to his home town London.

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Stop At: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House Piccadilly Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD England

We start by visiting a picture of Lucifer patron saint of the idle and self indulgent. Some of the rich have used their wealth to improve the lives of their fellow human beings. None of these good people make any appearance on this tour! This tour is designed to enable you to hear stories of lust, greed and vanity from centuries past.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Burlington Arcade, 51 Piccadilly, London W1J 0QJ England

London's first shopping mall is very high end and sets the tone for the interactive walking experience that you have just started. Maybe think a little bit about if money is no object how might it effect your morals?

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RT England

One of the world's most exclusive auction houses has witnessed many a scandal over the years. The neighbourhood is where Nell Gwyn one of the most famous mistresses of the Merry Monarch Charles 11 lived. Nell had a particular talent for money grabbing in all matters to do with the King. Do you admire her ambition in a world which had few opportunities for women or do you dislike her morals?

Pass By: St. James's Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James's, London SW1A 1BS England

Love games took place here between the Tudor King Henry V111 and his second wife Anne Boleyn five hundred years ago. Subsequent centuries were to be equally scandal filled!!!

Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

Charles 1 walked here to his execution on a cold January morning in 1649. Some people remember him as a Martyr Saint, but is it possible to be a Saint when you knowingly lie? Much else that has happened in this Park over the centuries is far from Saintly!!!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Queen Street, Old Queen St, London SW1, UK

The Old Queen is Anne from three hundred years ago most recently brought back to life in the film `The Favourite` which depicted her as part of a bitter lesbian love triangle. Are we just discussing gossip History for a bit of fun or is there something to learn about human nature here?

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • The tour is outdoors so low risk. If an indoor space is accessed use of mask is encouraged. The tour complies with UK covid rules and regulations
  • Gossipy historical walking Tour
  • Qualified City of Westminster Tour guide

2 hours

Return Details
Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE, UK

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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.