The Seven Deadly Sins – the Capital Vices

(104 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 17-06-2024 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

 

104 reviews for The Seven Deadly Sins – the Capital Vices

  1. Carole

    Fascinating stories bringing history and human frailty alive. Ulrike is entertaining and informative so would definitely recommend this walk.

  2. Andrew Bargery

    A thoroughly entertaining and informative walk full of fascinating and surprising details. Ulrike is an outstanding guide – her wry humour, clear diction and strong voice (a vital asset against the hubbub of London traffic) made this 2 hour tour of human frailties a absolute pleasure from beginning to end. Thank you.
    Andrew and Gillian

  3. Tania and Paul

    Brilliant . Ulrike made the two hours enjoyable and informative. She was excellent and told us so much in the time that was interesting and funny

  4. Robin

    Great tour given by our guide, Ulrike. Informative, engaging and clever as the tour is designed around the 7 vices. Highly recommend!

  5. Mollie and Holly

    As two girls who live in London – We loved this tour so much, learned so much, had great laughs and a wonderful afternoon. Ulrike was a fantastic guide and we hope to join her on another one of her tours in the near future.

  6. Nadeem Khan

    Adam stepped into the Hellish breach, whilst Ulrike was holidaying in Dante’s home…Adam was erudite, fiendishly insightful, devilishly funny and wove an intricate web of vices in describing some of the Great and not so Good of British history. Delightful!

  7. Sara

    We can’t praise Adam highly enough. He is a superb guide and the walk was very entertaining and original. We highly recommend it!

  8. Nicki Francis

    Very entertaining and interesting walk. Ulrike held everyone’s attention with her great tour. Good fun – highly recommended. Thank you 👍

  9. Philippa

    Fabulously knowledgeable Ulrika. A great two hours of greed,avarice and lust amongst others. Would highly recommend.

  10. Debbie

    We loved this walk! Ulrike is a great guide – we learned so many interesting facts and tidbits and such a creative theme to weave everything together!

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