We are pleased to announce the launch of another new themed special guided walk, “Rebellious London”, starting at Tower Hill tube, finishing at Westminster, lasting approximately two hours and costing £8 per head.
There has been a long history of peaceful protest and violent revolt in the City, at least in part born out of the independent-mindedness and anti-authoritarianism of its inhabitants.
This walk takes in the sites of, and tells the stories of, the more important rebellions up to the time of the Great Fire of London (1666), that is, Boudicca’s Revolt (60), the Rebellion of William Longbeard (1196), the Peasants’ Revolt (1381), the Lollard Rebellion of Sir John Oldcastle (1414), Jack Cade’s Rebellion (1450), the Wars of the Roses (1455-85), the Rebellions of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation (1534-58), Wyatt’s Rebellion (1554), Essex’s Rebellion (1601), the Gunpowder Plot (1605), the Civil War and Commonwealth (1642-1660), and Venner’s Rebellion (1661). At least passing reference is also made to later events such as the Gordon Riots of 1780 and the anti-war and anti-capitalism protests of the modern era.
Further details of all our walks are available in the “Our Guided Walks” section of this web-site.