STUDY ABROAD- Old Westminster walking tour

Saturday 12 January 2019

STUDY ABROAD- Old Westminster walking tour

 

 

Saturday 12 January 2019
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Westminster tube station, outside exit 4

Tickets

£10.00 (Standard)

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STUDY ABROAD- Old Westminster walking tour

Please Note: This event is for incoming Study Abroad students who are studying at King’s for either a semester or a full year only

For Old Westminster is London at its grandest: the place where Kings and Queens are crowned, where they lived, and often were buried. It's the forge of the national destiny, the beating heart of the Empire, the Mecca of politicians throughout the ages. The past here is cast in stone and we take it all in: ancient Westminster Hall, the Houses of Parliament, the Jewel Tower, and Westminster Abbey.

You will also get the chance to explore the private face of Westminster. By avoiding the tourist hordes, you will get to see the hidden and ever so picturesque 18th-century backstreets where all the political salons are. Totally off the beaten track, it's the London equivalent of Georgetown. You’ll get to see an old World War II bomb shelter sign that we see in one of those "picturesque Georgian backstreets" on this walk, and the front of the house where the anti-appeasement movement got started! Welcome to 1940 ladies and gentlemen.

This isn't "textbook" history. It's in-your-face history.

Instructions

  • Please meet your Peer Advisor in their blue t-shirt at Westminster tube station, outside exit 4 at 15:15. They’ll be with our guide - who will be holding a London Walks brochure. The tour sets off promptly at 15:30pm, and lasts 2 hours.
  • Bring your student ID, and you must bring your email confirmation as proof of purchase. We will have supplied them a guest list, and they'll be holding up a London Walks pamphlet.
  • If you are unsure about the suitability of this event please feel free to contact us for more detailed information sean.ryan@kclsu.org
  • Comfy footwear, appropriate clothing and some water is highly recommended. This tour will go ahead rain or shine, so if it’s wet, please bring a brolley (umbrella)!

To familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions of booking, please visit https://www.kclsu.org/unlockbook.There you will find our FAQ section, information about our refund policy, how to book, and relevant contacts.