The Seven Deadly Sins – the Capital Vices

(97 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:

22-04-2024

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

 

97 reviews for The Seven Deadly Sins – the Capital Vices

  1. Marie

    Went on the seven Deadly sins walk on the 4/3/24
    Ulrike was such a great guide. She was knowledgable, witty and so enthusiastic about her subject. A great way to look at and learn about this wonderful city we live in. We intend to go to her seven deadly sins second walk in the City.

  2. Noreen

    Went on Seven Deadly Sins walk this morning with Ulrike. Very interesting and amusing. Ulrike has amazing knowledge and made the tour interesting and lighthearted.

  3. Michael

    Wonderful, informative, enjoyable walk with the very engaging Ulrike.

  4. Dennis

    I have done many of the London Walks over many years but this was the most informative and enjoyable I have been on. Salacious yes but steeped in the history of our Capital and delivered in great style by Ulrika

  5. Ben

    This unique walk spans the centuries drawing together some of the fascinating people and places that have shaped London. It traces some very popular tourist routes from Covent Garden down to Trafalgar Square but uncovers many hidden depths by offering insightful, amusing, and often quite smutty accounts that will enlighten new visitors and veteran history buffs alike. Ulrika created this walk and is therefore very passionate and knowledgeable about all that is included. (She also does a companion walk in the City of London that is also excellent).

  6. Brian L Greenway

    If Self Indulgence could be the 8th sin then this walk with Ulrike is one of the best ways to do it. Carefully detailed research and delivered with wonderful humour, sensitivity, and great quotes. Ulrike’s theme is so well connected to the stops on the walk and so unique. Connecting Envy, Lust and Anger with Trafalgar square was brilliant. One of best walk experiences in we have enjoyed over the past 20 years. Very highly recommended.

  7. Penny Blacker

    Ulrike was a great guide. Her 7 Deadly Sins walk was both informative and entertaining, revealing some juicy historical facts about some very famous London residents. A great way to spend 2 hours walking the nooks and crannies of Covent Garden, would highly recommend.

  8. Bernice and Mary

    Thank you very much Ulrike for a very entertaining and informative tour today. Thoroughly researched and presented professionally.

  9. Bev Steele

    27th November. Ulrike’s 7 Deadly Sins tour from Covent Garden was a real gem. Despite poor weather conditions her clear delivery cut through the traffic noise, her encyclopaedic knowledge of the salacious side of mid-late 18th century London made the tour very special indeed. It was both edifying and entertaining. I suggest that for those with an interest in the period it’s not to be missed .

  10. Tish McCutchen

    The best London Walk yet. Ulrike is an amazing guide — knowledgeable and engaging. I’d follow her anywhere — because I know I’d learn a lot and enjoy every minute.

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