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Discover hidden sites with a historian

Greater London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Terry

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This walk follows government guidelines on covid protection to ensure guest safety.

` Fantastic experience. Learnt so much about what is hiding in plain sight! ' Mark, Discover Hidden Sites Guest

I will take you on an interactive walk through beautiful hidden gardens very near the usual tourist sites but rarely visited by most tourists.

Firstly we will hear about the sensational story of 19-year-old Katherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife who was executed for adultery. Discover scandals and court plots that make Game of Thrones seem dull!
* Secondly, we will learn about Jonathan Tyers `The Maker of Dreams ' and owner of the Vegas and Disney of the 18th century. Discover how Jonathan became wealthy and inspired generations of wealth creators!
* Thirdly, we'll see the home of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett, whose house entertained 19th century feminists, bohemians, and radicals. Discover how Millicent changed the world!

Finally we will look at how the stories of Katherine, Jonathan and Millicent are all about your values and how you choose to interpret their time on earth!
Other things to note
This is a gentle walk that will take place in all types of weather. The last stop is Fentiman Park, which is minutes away from the Vauxhall underground, bus, and railway stations. I will provide hand sanitiser.
This walk follows government guidelines on covid protection to ensure guest safety.

` Fantastic experience. Learnt so much about what is hiding in plain sight! ' Mark, Discover Hidden Sites Guest

I will take you on an interactive walk through beautiful hidden gardens very near the usual tourist sites but rarely visited by most tourists.

Firstly we will hear about the sensational story of 19-year-old Ka…

Terry's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Thu, 22 Apr
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Fri, 23 Apr
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Sat, 24 Apr
$33 per person
$33 per person

Meet your host, Terry

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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I am a Londoner who teaches History up to university level and am a qualified City of Westminster tour guide. I host two other Airbnb experiences - Back Streets with a Historian, Airbnb.com/experiences/90528 and Investigate Travel with a Historian Airbnb.com/experiences/214034. I also am passionate about my neighborhood and English culture because what previous generations leave behind shapes our lives now.
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Where you'll be

We will start out in Victoria Tower Gardens next to Parliament and then cross over Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace. We will go through Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and Bonnington Square and will finish in Fentiman Park. This park is a very short walk from Vauxhall train, bus and tube station.
Haydn
April 2021
Terry is a great host. Making the audience follow a critical thinking process through the assessment of historical events made it more than just a tour but an educational experience. Not to be missed!
Judy
March 2021
Terry shared with me lots of insight of London history. It was amazing to explore the special hidden areas with Terry. If you are travel to London, you should definitely go on Terry’s tour!
Jelena
October 2020
The history walk with Terry was fantastic; as someone who lives in the area we toured, I found Terry’s storytelling interesting, insightful and fun - and I learned things I did not know about the area, and more. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to find out more about their city. In addition, it is also a great activity for these times when there are restrictions on what one is able to do.
The history walk with Terry was fantastic; as someone who lives in the area we toured, I found Terry’s storytelling interesting, insightful and fun - and I learned things I did not…
Valeria
October 2020
Not all subjects my coup of tea but only my fault that i didnt read the description of the tour properly. Decent experience overall.
Gareth
October 2020
Terry was a fantastic host, and we had the best afternoon learning about local history. Would definitely recommend to tourists and Londoners alike! Terry offered his knowledge and invited conversation which really added to the experience.
Elena
September 2020
The tour with Terry was unique! He has a very interesting way to share information and involve people in the narrative. We'll do more tours with him next time we are in London.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.