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The Devil's Acre Walking Tour

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The area adjacent to Westminster Abbey was known as the Devil's Acre, even the police feared to enter the area.
Victorian Britain was the most powerful and richest nation in the world, yet some people who lived in the capital weren't so lucky.
Mortility of children was high, crime was rife, disease was common and the accommodation they were forced to occupy was horrendous.
Hear how the politicians and the wealthy went about tackling, the many social problems that the city had ignored for too long. The Devil's Acre needed to removed from the thoughts of the locals.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW England

The Byzantine Cathedral of the Catholic Church

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Carlisle Place, Carlisle Pl, Westminster, London SW1V, UK

The Sister's of Charity and the work of Lord Shaftsbury

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Windsor Castle, 23 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1DN, UK

The Improved Industrial Dwelling Company

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: United Westminster Almshouses, 42 Rochester Row, Westminster, London SW1P 1BU, UK

How the poor were looked after in the community by the creation of the Almshouse.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Burdett Coutts & Townshend Foundation C of E Primary School, Rochester St, Westminster, London SW1P 2QQ, UK

Angela Coutts was an immensley wealthy woman, Hear how she used her money to educate the poor.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Stephen's Church, 38-42 Rochester Row, Westminster, London SW1P 1LE, UK

Hear how Charles Dickens helped to select the site where the church of St Stephen's was built and how it came to have a fibreglass spire.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Grey Coat Hospital, Greycoat Pl, Westminster, London SW1P 2DY, UK

Hear how orphans were taken care of in the 17th century.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Strutton Ground, Westminster, London, UK

Elizabeth Dacre, maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I decided to create a hospital.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Perkin's Rents, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

One the location of the One Tun Pub, a place where you would have found an 'Artful Dodger' and all manner of criminals.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Abbey Orchard Street, Abbey Orchard St, Westminster, London, UK

George Peabody donated some of his enormous wealth to alleviate the terrible condtions that people endured in the slums.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Tour Guide

  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The Windsor Castle
  • Entry/Admission - United Westminster Almshouses
  • Entry/Admission - Burdett Coutts & Townshend Foundation C of E Primary School
  • Entry/Admission - St Stephen's Church
  • Entry/Admission - The Grey Coat Hospital

Departure Point
Little Ben Clock, 2 Wilton Rd, Westminster, London SW1V 1AN, UK

Departure Time
10:30 AM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Crimea and Indian Mutiny memorial, The Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS, UK

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The 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.