The hidden Strand: Power, wealth and empire walking tour - Saturday 3 August 2024 11am

The hidden Strand: Power, wealth and empire walking tour - Saturday 3 August 2024 11am

Regular price £19.50
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Join Open City for a walking tour exploring the fascinating story of the architecture and development of the Strand. 

This fun and engaging walking tour focuses on one of the main thoroughfares of the capital and shows how the story of the Strand is inextricably interwoven with that of London itself as the capital of the British Empire.

This walking tour — led by Golden Key Academy graduate Jack Chesher — charts the development of the Strand, and demonstrates how its unique position connecting the centre of political power in Westminster and financial power in the City has defined its usage and presentation for centuries.

Providing a fun way for enthusiastic urbanists to explore the city, this tour will explore the architecture and history of the Strand and explains how it is at the heart of London and its story. Highlights include the grand architecture of Somerset House and Royal Courts of Justice as well as lesser known gems such as Devereux Court and Two Temple Place.

Key information

Jack Chesher grew up in Essex before moving to Bristol to study history at university. Growing up nearby, London had always been a fascinating and exhilarating place for him. Moving to London he has now combined his passions - walking, history and London by setting up a blog called Living London History.

Chesher is a graduate of the 2021 Golden Key Academy — a masterclass for urban and architectural tour guiding run by Open City.

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead rain or shine.

* Please check for any planned transport engineering works, planned strike action or large scale events that may affect your journey before making your ticket purchase *

If you find you can no longer make the tour for any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go and enjoy the tour in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled you will be issued with a credit note (with no expiry date) that you can use to 

- book onto a rescheduled date
- book onto any other tour from our programme 

or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Please select solidarity pricing to help Open City offer the concessionary tickets rate for student and jobseekers.

Our concession pricing (£9.50 for walking tours / £19.50 for boat tours) is available for students and jobseekers only. 

 

If you find you can no longer make the tour for Covid or any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled due to Covid or any other reason you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour, provided with a credit note (with no expiry date) or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.