In this walk, I will take you back in time to the year of the Great Exhibition of 1851, where I will recount the story of this monumental event, re-enacting a day in the life of Victorian Londoners. We will stroll along the site of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park - bringing it back to life, talking about the exhibits and the technological and artistic marvels of the time. Then we'll make our way towards Buckingham Palace - talking about the politics, class, social mores and urbanism of Victorian times. We will mentally draw an imaginary picture of London as the much different city it was, at the center of a much different world, and to do so, we will attempt to strip our surroundings from the sensory stimuli of modern times - some more obvious, and some others less ! We will then enter the famous Wellington Arch, and enjoy a unique view of London from its viewing platform ! Afterwards, we'll be making our way toward London's famous Clubland along Pall Mall, where we'll talk about the the Gentlemen's Clubs, a uniquely British institution shrouded in relative mystery to this day - and we will catch a glimpse of their opulence and magnificence while relating their fascinating history. Expect a casual, no-rush stroll, with plenty of history & interesting facts, stories and anecdotes to go with it !
Il tuo host
I am an urban storyteller : a knowledgeable WW2 and Victorian era enthusiast,who likes engaging with abandoned spaces and forgotten history. I am the founder of www.explorabilia.co.uk, a travel company that helps people discover the most astonishing, off beat spaces hidden in plain sight around us ! I do chilled out, fun walking tours with like minded people where we can enjoy special locations and exchange views about their history and significance. I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (May 6th, 2019) I’ve received a 2-year CPR & First Aid certification from the Red Cross (issued Sept. 11th, 2019)
Che cosa è incluso
The walk includes the entrance fee to the Wellington Arch
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Dove ti troverai
Even seasoned Londoners aren't always aware of the original location of the now long defunct Crystal Palace, the unassuming location of particular Gentlemen's Clubs, or the surviving examples of Victorian ingenuity we will encounter. I will relate their history and anecdotes while we enjoy a casual stroll through Hyde Park, the Rose Garden and Wellington Arch, before walking down Constitution Hill towards Buckingham Palace and Pall Mall
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Termini di cancellazione
È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto.
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Requisiti degli ospiti
Possono partecipare fino a 6 ospiti di almeno 10 anni. Inoltre, i genitori possono portare figli di età inferiore a 2 anni. The experience lasts approximately 2 hours, and the route is approx 2 1/2 miles (4km) long, in a comfortably pedestrianized…
The meeting point is in front of the Albert Memorial, across the Royal Albert Hall. Bring your own camera and an umbrella. In wintertime, make sure you dress warm as we'll be spending time outside. The walk takes about 2 1/2 hrs, and the route is about 4km long
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