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Some london personalities wednesday 15th august 2018

Your guru: Kevin
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  • Available in: English

About the guru Kevin

I am a History teacher in London of over 30 years’ experience. I graduated from Queen Mary [University London] where I first had the opportunity to take walking tours of the East End with City Walks. A large section of my degree concerned the History of London. I have previously worked as a self-employed tour guide for Britmovietours and was instrumental in the development ... More »

I am a History teacher in London of over 30 years’ experience. I graduated from Queen Mary [University London] where I first had the opportunity to take walking tours of the East End with City Walks. A large section of my degree concerned the History of London. I have previously worked as a self-employed tour guide for Britmovietours and was instrumental in the development and delivery of their Jack the Ripper tour 2009-11. More recently I have been working on behalf of Original London Walks guiding their Maritime riverside walk and their Sunday Boat tour[in conjunction with the Brunel Museum]. I also work as a volunteer on behalf of Wilton’s Music Hall [both as a tour guide and usher]. In 2014 I spent the summer at Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming USA, primarily as a tour guide to the Fetterman Battlefield and undertook desk and museum duties at the Fort itself. I am really excited by what I can share with you.

About the tour

If you like people then you’ll like this walk. In our celebrity obsessed society you have been primed for History’s personalities. Important people, flamboyant people with big ideas and lots of stories for you, then personalities maketh the city. Join us and you will enjoy the gossip of the past. The walk cannot be in chronological order but we will ensure you can make sense of the Londoners you will encounter.

Includes:

England’s greatest recruiting sergeant

A kisser of a dead Queen

Taming the Thames

Having a little list

The first ever music video

Three people in one relationship

The oyster cat

Exceedingly good pies

Died on the Titanic but came back to tell the tale

And many more

Factoid – In 1660 a Pepys diary entry contains the earliest known reference about drinking a cup of tea. Pepys did not much like tea and made no further mention of the China drink in his diary until 1667.

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How to find me: Outside the station exit wearing high viz yellow Real London Walks jacket

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