Hidden Histories - Dark Secrets of the City

4.9

(10)

The City, London, United Kingdom
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

A semi-autonomous region in London, the City is famous for its shiny skyscrapers. What it is less known for is its central role in the world's slave-driven sugar trade. In support of the BLM movement we thought this was a fitting story to share, with one of our last stops being the sculpture that commemorates the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. Riddled with Roman ruins, ancient churches, and Dickensian alleyways, this promises to be a visually and historically stimulating tour!


Meet your local guide

Antony

We are incredibly lucky to have Antony Robbins show us around London. Writer, speaker and broadcaster on BBC Radio London, Antony wears many hats. One he loves to wear most is his guide hat, having shown thousands around London, uncovering its mysteries and showcasing its beauties. He proudly wears the coveted Blue Badge, a mark of his touring prowess.

Antony has been guiding since Jan 2017


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer or tablet.


Reviews from travellers

Marius

16 July 2020

London is a city with a specific character. Antony is the perfect guide to bring that character to life. He is a homegrown Londoner with a depth of knowledge in many fields - history, arts, entertainment, architecture, even gossip. So each live tour with him is an enchanting event.

Ann

15 July 2020

Great to feel I was actually in the City of London as we walked the streets with Antony. Excellent tour. wished it was longer. Thanks

Mary

14 July 2020

Great fun - loved it 😊

Monika

13 July 2020

It was great to see the streets of London, live and personal. Even though there were some technical difficulties, Antony didn’t get overly flustered and carried on with the tour, showing us some spots that we wouldn’t normal visit. Thanks! I’ll join up again 🙂👍🏻

Linda

13 July 2020

Antony was fantastic! Charismatic, engaging and fun! I learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed the tour.


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