Gamechangers! The people and events that changed Westminster – and the world.

(14 customer reviews)

Embankment Tube Station (meet outside Starbucks)

Guided by David G.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
17 February 2024 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter
22 February 2024 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter
24 February 2024 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter
29 February 2024 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter
9 March 2024 Special 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter Reserve Online

Where history happened! And the people who made it happen.

What do London’s sewers, Charles Dickens, the Charge of the Light Brigade and Oscar Wilde have in common?  They all feature in this walk through London’s Westminster remembering turning points in history and the peoples who created, campaigned, and sometimes suffered to change not just London, not just Britain but the world.

Guide: David G.

Route starts: Meet outside Starbucks at Embankment Tube station

Route finishes: Parliament Square, near Westminster Tube station.

Duration 2 – 2.5 hours

14 reviews for Gamechangers! The people and events that changed Westminster – and the world.

  1. Wesley Hewett

    David Gollancz was a terrific guide, his knowledge and charm expertly cut through the deluge of rain as he entertained us throughout. The consummate professional – even following up after the tour by email to a question I had. I would have happily continued listening and learning from him for a lot longer, no matter how soggy I became!! Thank you David.

  2. Elaine

    I liked the fact we stopped at places I’m familiar with but heard a new and different story associated with them. David is a natural story teller and I appreciated the personal links to stories shared.

  3. Ursula

    Great walk – you shouldn’t miss it. Very entertaining and easy to follow also for non-native speakers (with a good level of English). We very much enjoyed the walk and would recommend it to other tourists any time.

  4. Jem Bowen

    I went on this walk yesterday, 23rd February 2024, and it was one of the best London Walks i’ve been on (and i’ve been on dozens over the years).
    David was fascinating and really knowledgeable, and this walk is so eclectic! Brilliant!
    I’d really recommend this one!

  5. Richard and Trish Jones

    Brilliant walk with David who is erudite, eloquent and entertaining.
    Our fellow tour-ists were great company and knew lots of interesting facts themselves.
    The weather was dismal, it is rarely this wet, however, our umbrella did its job.
    Afterwards we raced to the Westminster arms to get warm and dry and enjoy a pint of Spitfire !
    Thank-you David. Hope to be a guest on another one of your walks.

  6. Nata

    The tour was very interesting and informative. I enjoyed it. Would like to have any other tours with you) Thank you)

  7. Margaret Browning

    The weather was truly horrible but David’s walk was well worth the fortitude involved. A really interesting range of topics clearly presented and set within the social, political and economic context of the times. Very illuminating ! Thank you David.

  8. Anne Jones

    This was a fascinating walk, introducing us to people and key events that changed British history and the world. David’s descriptions were very evocative, and laced with drama and humour.

  9. Ann Thomas

    A brilliant walk. So informative, interesting and a great way to learn about the Gamechangers. Thank you David, I learnt so much. A great guide!

  10. Mark Bush

    Excellent walk. David deftly sets the historical context and uses the numerous buildings and statues to illustrate his views on the people who really changed things. He tells it like it is, bringing the material to life with a touch of drama and humour, covering the seamy side of things as well as the positive. Thoroughly recommended.

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