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LONDON UNDER ATTACK WALKING TOUR WITH INDIAN CURRY

TOUR Description

Our two-hour jaunt up and around the city, led by one of our world class guides, oscillating between tribulation and triumph, is followed by a great lunch (included) of our new national dish, curry, at one of the East End's authentic Indian restaurants.

This guided walking tour will take you through the darker side of London's history before sampling the delights of the best Indian food this side of Mumbai right here in London's East End. In its 2000 years of existence London has seen it all. From horrific plagues to catastrophic fires, aerial bombardments to Roman massacres, terrorism, riots, religious strife, civil war and much more besides. Each of these was met and overcome by the courage and resilience of the capital's people, and with the conclusion of each terrific chapter London has emerged victorious, and stronger than before. This tour is upon request - please call or email to book your group.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guildhall - This hidden medieval gem is an amazing survivor from the ancient city of London. Built in the 1420's this is where the Mayor and Aldermen would meet and debate the future of the City. On our London Under Attack tour we enter this astonishing building and explore everything from its statues of two mythological giants, monuments to the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and the remarkable insignia of the London Guilds.
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - Take in the majestic Baroque Cathedral built by Sir Christopher Wren whilst hearing about its ancient past as a druid centre of worship and a Roman temple. Learn about Viking raids and great fires that destroyed earlier cathedrals on this sight and how during the civil war this beautiful cathedral was used as a garrison for both men and horses...
  • The Bank of England - The Bank to the British government since 1694, it financed the empire, has seen riots on its footsteps and sits in one of the prettiest squares in the City with the Mansion House, The Royal Exchange and St Mary Woolnoth for its neighbours. A must see.
  • The Monument - The Monument was built by Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666. The magnificent 61-metre column acts as a symbol of London's faith in itself and offers an amazing panorama of the surrounding area.
  • Medieval Church Bombed During The Blitz - This secret and hidden church dates back to the Saxons, and while it is now an oasis of calm it suffered during both the Great Fire and The Blitz. These days it works as a memorial to these catastrophic events of London's history.
  • Spitalfields Market - Once the sight of one of London's largest plague pit this fantastic vintage market is now one of the most happening places in town.
  • Leadenhall Market - This fantastic, off the beaten track market sits at what was once the centre of Roman London. The market itself has stood here for over 600 years. Here we will learn about how Roman London was reduced to a thin layer of ash by Queen Boudicca. Fans of Harry Potter will recognise it as the real life setting of Diagon Alley which was filmed on location here.
  • Jack the Ripper Murder Sites - See for yourself the sights where Britain's most notorious serial killer brutally murdered his victims and learn how these tragic deaths have been explored in popular culture.
  • The Best Curry In London! - After building up our appetite over the course of our walk we will make our way to what we consider the best, most authentic and welcoming Indian restaurant in London, where we will sample many varieties of the British national dish: Curry!
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