London’s Historical Underbelly Tour
Delving deep into a series of hidden histories through the eyes of a writer, a diarist and a painter; the London’s Historical Underbelly tour explores the finest city on earth through its more interesting though less trodden tales.
Winding its way through the historic City of London and assorted back streets, this privately guided tour refers to great though perhaps unlikely storytellers from the city’s past including Dr Samuel Johnson, Samuel Pepys and William Hogarth.
We explore poverty, punishment, gin crazes, plague, fire and grave robbers; all washed down with a refreshing ale or two at truly historic London pubs with links back to Elizabeth I and our storytelling greats themselves.
This tour was inspired by a bespoke commission enjoyed so much by our guests that The London Storyteller decided to present it here for all of our clients to enjoy.
It explores the extraodinary and the every day through the eyes of the people who shaped, recorded and lived it.
Starting at Tower Hill and working its way over to Covent Garden, the tour usually runs to four hours to allow time in the pub but can be truncated or indeed extended upon request to suit your group.
Book our London’s Historical Underbelly tour, if you are looking to explore London’s hidden and extraordinary social histories through the eyes, words and thoughts of some of its own storytellers.
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This tour begins outside Temple Station on the Embankment and a ten minute walk from Covent Garden.
The Tour ends near Old Street Station which is great for exploring into Brick Lane and a short tube ride from Old Street Station to trendy Islington Upper Street.