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. Jodi K.

    We hired Ian for a private tour of Revolting London and it was fantastic! He took us to places we never would have found on our own with such interesting history! From Boudicea burning Londinium down to a licentious Samuel Pepys and a young Roman girl’s grave in the heart of the city we walked far and wide learning all about London’s Revolting history!

  2. Anne Woolley

    Had the pleasure of being on Ian’s walk last Tuesday with my husband and two friends. An excellent insight into Revolting London, seeing parts of London you would never find for yourself and learning so much history. A very enjoyable 2 hours.

  3. Lindsay Cox

    Ian was a fantastic guide. Amusing, well informed and very interesting indeed. We have done several London Walks and this was the best of a good lot. AND Ian donates all proceeds to charity.

  4. Andreas B

    Ian was fantastic. Always a pleasure to learn from someone whose passion for the subject matter shines through so clearly. Couldn’t recommend more highly!

  5. Liam Nye

    You can never know it all. As a middle aged Londoner I’ve walked and learned the history of these streets for many years. However, you can never know it all, and I never want to say I do. A lifetime is never going to be enough, but Ian seems to have nailed it. A marvellously entertaining and fact filled tour is assured every time. Value for money is an understatement, and for such a great cause as well.

  6. J.P.

    David was a delight, and this tour was a fascinating history lesson. So many hidden nooks and crannies were explored that it felt like we were on a Hidden London tour. Already planning two more tours and definitely will make this a part of every trip to London from now on.

  7. Sue Bird

    I would recommend spending a couple of hours with Ian – full of facts with humour rolled in plus he is useful for lunch recommendations after!

  8. Marion Woodhouse

    We really enjoyed the revolting London tour with Ian. So many interesting facts delivered with humour and fun. I recommend Ian and this tour. We learnt so much about our home town! Thank you

  9. Leonard Lubarsky

    Ian led a fascinating walk, filled with anecdotes that brought the past to life. Definitely very worthwhile and highly recommended!

  10. danielle

    Great walk with lots of interesting facts and stories. Do not hesitate to book!

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