Jewish London

(55 customer reviews)

Bank Underground Station, exit 3 (by the Royal Exchange)

Guided by David G. or Ian or Isabelle

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Tuesday Weekly 2.15 pm 4.15 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

Shofar read: Lechaim! To life, to life!

We interrupt this read to say This walk is the other Jewish London!

he Great Synagogue Plaque, London


Don’t just take it from us…

We further interrupt this read to say:N.B. Guides Ian and David G. donate all of their fees to charities!  The beneficiary charity for each walk will be announced at the start of the walk.

Short read: The other Jewish London. Most Jewish history tours – including our Old Jewish Quarter walk – focus on the East End, where penniless Jewish refugees settled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But the City – the original London, the oldest London – has a much older and richer Jewish heritage.

A Millenium of Jewish History. That’s what you get – that’s where we go – on this Jewish London walk. Mazel tov.

Long read: A journey through the streets and alleys of London to discover the thousand-year history of the Jews in England. From the arrival of a Jewish community from Normandy in 1066/67 to the Kindertransport children of 1938/39, Jews have played important roles in the unfolding drama of British history. On our journey we will encounter the Jews of medieval London, the unfortunate Jewish doctor who inspired the creation of Shylock, Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister, the Jewish stockbroker who saved the British government during the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, the Protestant rabble-rouser who became an Orthodox Jew, the Jewish prize-fighter who transformed the sport of boxing and other colourful characters.

We will visit some of the most spectacular sites in the City. We will also reveal the little-known Jewish associations of some of London’s most famous landmarks.

Disraeli Plaque Frederick’s Place, London


Jewish London takes place at  2.15 pm on Tuesdays.

In addition to its regular, weekly, every Tuesday afternoon at 2.15 pm outing, it will take place as “a special” at 2.15 pm on Thursday, August 3rd.

Meet your guide just outside exit 3 of Bank Station by the steps of the Royal Exchange

The tour ends by Liverpool Street Station.

Bevis Marks Synagogue, London

*Make sure you exit at Bank Tube Stop NOT the connected Monument Tube Stop if your train arrives at Monument walk through the long tunnel to Bank.

55 reviews for Jewish London

  1. Esther Levine Hornik

    David was a very well informed guide who made the entire area of London come alive with Jewish activity — whether in finance, government, philanthropy, or at the end of a hanging rope.

  2. Richard Broad

    On a cold February afternoon Ian kept us distracted from the cold by showing us a series of important places in the Jewish history of the City of London. Wonderful ,humorous anecdotes. We did not walk a great distance over the 2.5hrs but felt that we covered a huge distance in terms of history

  3. Zev S

    My 12 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed our Jewish London walking tour with Ian – it was one of the absolute highlights of our 4-day trip to London from NYC (if not THE highlight). Ian is deeply knowledgeable and passionate about the relevant history and was informative, engaging and witty throughout the tour. I am not usually one for walking tours but am SOO happy we did this one and wish we had time for more with him! (Hopefully on our next trip!)

  4. Jeremy Wolf

    My wife and I had the pleasure of doing the walking tour with Ian today and we were blown away. His knowledge and ability to share the complex Jewish history of London was fantastic. His tour was extremely interesting and we learned so much. I highly recommend Ian to anyone looking to gain knowledge of London. Thank you Ian!

  5. Karen and Eric Kressman

    Informative and worthwhile.

  6. Renata

    My teenage kids and I truly enjoyed the tour! David was very knowledgeable, engaging, and witty in his narration. I would highly recommend the tour and David to anyone visiting London.

  7. Steve and Shira Jackson

    We enjoyed two informative and entertaining tours with David G. ( Gollancz) Jewish London and Revolting London:
    -exceptionally informative
    – pleasant and entertaining
    – knowledgeable
    – fascinating tidbits and anecdotes

    A London must if you want to get the insider’s view
    David – thanks for your dedication and for sharing your vast knowledge
    We appreciate your generosity of heart and support of an important cause
    Steve and Shira Jackson

  8. Damian Farnon

    An excellent tour of the Jewish story of the square mile by David. I learnt more about the Jewish history in London and indeed more about the City of London in a couple of hours than in all of my previous trips

  9. Richard Perry

    David was an impressive guide, spoke clearly and at good volume necessary for a large group. Reallyenjoyed his exposition of the history,told withhumour were appropriate. Most impressed that while dedicated to his faith he was able to explain the various persecutions without rancour, and acknowledge the welcome and support the Jewish communities at various times received from the British community

  10. Richard and Christine Perry

    In spite of torrential rain we both enjoyed this walk from many aspects. David was extremely knowledgeable on all the history of how the Jewish people came to live in England, were persecuted through many centuries. How despite past history Jewish people came to the fore in many different walks of life. We also enjoyed seeing areas of London which were new to us. Great walk and highly recommended.

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