Revolting London – 2000 years of rebellion and retribution

(59 customer reviews)

Tower Hill underground station, London (meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand)

Guided by David G. or Ian or Ulrike

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Tuesday Weekly 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online


Don’t just take it from us…

Guided by David G. or Ian

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.


“rebellion, it froze them up, as fish are in a pond”  Shakespeare

A 5* rated live, outdoor, 3-D, shoe-leather-on-pavement London Walk.

Our route: the Tower of London (Traitors’ Gate) to the Mansion House.

Mansion House, part of our Revolting London Walking Tour

Our dramatis personae: 20 centuries of them. They range from Boudicca (Boadacea) who put London to the torch 2000 years ago (the first Great Fire of London) to the Extinction Rebellion demonstrators who recently (2019) “torched” the Chancellor’s Mansion House speech.

Tower of London, part of our Revolting London Walking Tour

Enroute: we meet three Tudor Queens beheaded in the Tower, Irish bombers, theArchbishop of Canterbury lynched by Revolting Peasants, the slave trader who switched sides, the Scottish nobleman who laughed his head off (literally laughed it off).

The George and Vulture Pub, part of our Revolting London Walking Tour
In sum: that’s just a sprinkling of said encounters. Two hours on we’ll have met any number of extraordinary characters whose lives and deaths are etched on, above and beneath the streets and alleys of London.

And as long as we’re at it, here’s a visual of our meeting point just outside the exit of Tower Hill  Tube.


59 reviews for Revolting London – 2000 years of rebellion and retribution

  1. Mary Gregory

    Very interesting and informative walk with David. Despite a cold a windy morning, David kept everyone interested and engaged. These walks always take you to places you are unlikely to see when wandering around on your own. Highly recommended.

  2. Sharon

    Did this walk with David and he was fabulous, brought the history to life for our group and the 2 hrs went by in a flash. Thanks so much

  3. EL

    Very interesting and informative walk with David this week. We all enjoyed learning about the Square Mile and its history despite the rain!

  4. Jan Godden

    I joined Ian’s revolting London walk today.
    Such a delight. He not only shared his amazing knowledge , but demonstrated a great sense of humour. Thoroughly recommend. Will certainly be walking with him again.
    Very generous too that all monies donated to charity.

  5. Edna

    I joined Ian’s Revolting London tour (2,000 years of rebellions). I found the tour very informative. Ian was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour.

  6. AniaLondon

    I went on Ian’s Revolting London tour. It was packed with fun facts and captivating stories. Ian can be really amusing. Highly recommend this one.

  7. Krista

    We went on this walk in early August with David G. We all enjoyed it—our teenagers included. David is especially pleasant and a delightful storyteller. His tours won’t disappoint.

  8. Steve and Shira Jackson

    We enjoyed two informative and entertaining tours with David G. ( Gollancz) Revolting London and Jewish 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

  9. Michael Trick

    Outstanding tour by David. It naturally goes back and forth in history along the way, but he is clear on when (and why!) things are happening. Definitely adds to the depth of the various places along the way. It is a great way to spend a couple hours in London

  10. Carole

    Fascinating history lesson. David is a knowledgeable and entertaining guide and great orator. The best London Walk I have been on so far.

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