The Seven Deadly Sins – the Capital Vices

(121 customer reviews)

Covent Garden underground station, London

Guided by Ulrike

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Monday Weekly 11 am 1 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

N.B. this walk will not take place on the following dates:

12-08-2024

It all comes down to the guiding…

Ours is not a journey of virtue, ours is a journey of vice.

Indeed a journey of the capital vices or cardinal sins, otherwise known as the Seven Deadly Sins, leading us into the abyss of hell.  We will visit all seven of them: Lust, Avarice,

Sloth, Envy, Gluttony,

Anger

and Pride, and the people who committed them. People driven by their insatiable passions. The reset after each of the other six is lust. (Picture every other bead on a necklace being a hot, blushing red.)

So between each of the other deadly sins and their venues, their stops…it’s, oh boy, lust and more lust. Piled high…

Stacked up because lust powered, whipped, frenzied the men and women of the City of Westminster like no other sin.

At the end of the tour – the climax – Ulrike or Ian or Adam reveal the one person in history who incorporated all of the Seven Deadly Sins in his (or her) life. And they’ll shed a lot of light – not all of it lurid – about his (or her) personal influence on the history of London, the city built on sin.

Needless to say, you will meet royalty, But also artists, writers, heroes and even the original “It” girl of the Georgian period.

Join us on our sinful walk through Covent Garden and beyond.

A journey – this is a guarantee – you will remember!

Here’s a little Meet Your Guide podcast – it’s Ulrike telling us a little bit about her Seven Deadly Sins Tour.

Ulrike has also written a piece about Christabella Wyndham, one of the dramatis personae principals. It’s a good bit of salacious royal gossip and history without giving away the payoff.

SEVEN DEADLY SINS – THE PRACTICALS

Seven Deadly Sins takes place at 11 am every Monday. Meet Ulrike or Adam or Ian just outside the exit of Covent Garden  Tube.

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

“A novel, witty and hugely entertaining walk delivered with enthusiasm and dare I say passion by Ulrike.” JulieWright836, London, TripAdvisor, December 2019

“What a gem of a walk! Ulrike’s tour of Covent Garden was packed full of fun, spicy facts of days of yore in Covent Garden. We laughed and reveled over 2 hours of easy, flat walking whilst Ulrike regaled us with many stories of people and places that have left their mark on these streets. Having lived in London for over 30 years, I still learnt many new things about this great city. A great tour to recommend to visitors, including those who think they may already have seen everything London has to offer. Thanks, Ulrike.” Helen F., London, TripAdvisor, November 2019

“We met Ulrike at the Covent Garden Tube stop, and enjoyed the most entertaining walk ever! She began by telling us that the seven deadly sins, were first identified by Pope Gregory 1 in the late sixth century, and are: pride, envy, wrath, gluttony, lust, sloth, and greed. She then launched into the various sins committed in the several locations she showed. Lust did seem to reign, but others did hold their own in this presentation. I highly recommend the tour and this walk in particular.” ASharp77, Hermosa Beach, California, TripAdvisor, November 2019

 

121 reviews for The Seven Deadly Sins – the Capital Vices

  1. Anna

    Ulrike’s walk was informative and entertaining! We had a great time exploring Covent Gardens with her! We loved all the juicy details of famous Brits from long ago. Pace of the walk was good, a nice brisk walk with plenty of stops for a break and a story. Ulrike was clear and loud enough for everyone to hear her without straining, really appreciate that she was aware of her audience.
    Also a shout out to other team members of London Walks – I emailed them many times with various questions about different walks and trips as I was planning our visit to London, and I always received prompt responses that helped me quickly make decisions for our itinerary.

  2. Andy Nathan

    Very unique and interesting, especially the way it is put together. Ulrike did a masterful job speaking so distinctly about everything.

  3. Sheryl

    Ulrike is so informative & her stories packed with detail & fun. I definitely would recommend this walk. Many thanks

  4. Ed

    Great fun, very informative.

  5. Reichel Hanna

    I have been to many interesting walks with London Walks. But this is certainly one of the best.

  6. Nicky

    Ulrike’s indepth knowledge of famous & infamous residents of London and the area around Covent Garden was entertaining, amusing and superbly presented. What a fabulous way to spend a morning in London.

  7. Karen

    Ulrike was informative, entertaining and knowledgeable. You could tell she had done research on the subject. Her voice could be heard even with the large group. Fantastic

  8. Deborah

    Ulrika was fantastic. She had a well paced informative walk that made me hate to see the two hours end. Her voice carried well even with a very large group of people

  9. Denise

    Decided to book this tour at the last minute, not really knowing what to expect… but i am so glad that i did! it was the most interesting and fascinating tour and Ulrike is the perfect guide .. full of stories and facts all delivered in a fun way. There was lots of additional information included too. Put this on your to-do list, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you Ulrike x

  10. Rosa

    Ulrike was brilliant! She had good exposition and great engagement throughout the tour. She told famous and less famous stories of London between 1600-1800.. highly recommended. Looking forward to the next walk!

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