Revolting London – 2000 years of rebellion and retribution

(66 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.


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

  1. Shelley L

    Ian’s tours are perfect for those who want an introduction to British history as well as those who consider themselves serious history buffs. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and presents information with wit and humor. I participated in the Covent Garden, Revolting London, and Jewish History tours and all were superb.

  2. inbal

    As history fans, we found the tour incredibly nice,
    With a laugh we’ve learned interesting history facts.
    Luckily the weather was also on our side

  3. Natalie

    Ian took us on a Revolting London tour, which was a wonderful experience. Ian is knowledge, engaging and clearly enjoys conducting these tours. I would definitely recommend his tours and would gladly go to another!

  4. Gene M

    Ian did a terrific job presenting historical information, often with great humor. He kept everyone’s attention and led us to sites we never would have found on our own. Well worth taking a tour with Ian!

  5. David F

    Went on Ian’s “Revolting London” walking tour. Friendly, knowledgable, and entertaining tour of sites round the city connected to rebels from Roman times up to almost the present day. Highly recommended

  6. Fiona Callister-Davies

    Really interesting, full of humour (sometimes dark) and David is both knowledgeable and a great storyteller. Nearly everything was new to me – despite living in London for nearly quarter century. Highly recommend

  7. Sarah E

    Ian was brilliant at combining very interesting facts with humour. Right up my street! Thank you

  8. Ruth N

    Just done the ‘Revolting’ London walking tour with Ian – it was seriously entertaining, packed with facts, fun and information on 2000 years of revolting (in both senses of the word!) London history. He managed our largish mixed age group with ease and walked us around with humour and style. He even ordered the sun, which in February was unexpected but very welcome. I have lived in London but saw parts of the square mile that I had not come across before. Ian was able to draw on his previous working life as a Lawyer in this area to give us gems of information that most tour guides would not be aware of. I would recommend joining any of Ian’s tours which he does to raise money for charity which makes his tour even more commendable.

  9. Terry

    I have been on many London Walks, and this was one of the best.
    Ian has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject.

  10. Diane B

    Thoroughly enjoyed the revolting walk with Ian, a very knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humour.

    I’ve stayed in the area for over 8 years, and its always interesting to learn new information about the history of the City.

    Would recommend.

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