This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | privatewalks@walks.com to make a booking.

Polonium, Perfidy & Poison – Death of a Dissident

Piccadilly Circus underground station, London (exit 4, Eros exit – between the world-famous Eros statue and the Criterion Restaurant canopy)

Guided by Barry

Short read: Death of a Dissident 

Long read: On the trail of polonium, perfidy and poison. He was the victim of a tiny “nuclear bomb.” His name was Alexander “Sasha” Litvinenko. He was a former Russian Intelligence officer. He came to London and turned his coat. It cost him his life. His work – and his death – opened a window onto the dark heart and the long arm – the strong-arm – of the Putin Kremlin. This walk, guided by a Public Health Physician,* follows the trail of that murky world of international espionage and its denouement in UCL Hospital, where a once fit 43-year-old lay gaunt, bald and dying. It’s a trail where a Geiger counter wouldn’t come amiss. A trail through the streets of Mayfair, a trail that leads through offices and nightclubs, to end up in Grosvenor Square where the nefarious deed was done. *Professional medical expertise counts for everything on a walk like this. Dr Barry knows about Polonium 210 – how it’s “administered”, how it’s tracked, what it does, when it’s treatable.

PUTIN’S LONDON – THE PRACTICALS

Death of a Dissident

Putin’s London – Polonium, Perfidy & Poison takes place at xxxxx on Sxxxxx. Meet Doctor Barry just outside the Eros exit of Piccadilly CircusTube.

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Polonium, Perfidy & Poison – Death of a Dissident walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

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