The Unquiet City

The Tour

In recent times, the City of London has been subjected to violence by those who believe it spawns inequality. But this is the latest phase in a history of direct action which has made the ancient City of London a truly unquiet city.

The Unquiet City - the Death of Wat Tyler

The Death of Wat Tyler

The Unquiet City - Gordon Rioters at Newgate

Newgate Gaol during the Gordon Riots

What made William Fitz Osbert a popular martyr in 1196?

What was really behind the events of 1381?

Were protesters able to Stop the City in 1984?

And is there room for education and non-violent protest in today’s world?

From Fitzosbert’s protest in 1196 to Occupy London, this tour looks at the politics behind some of the moments of unrest that have disturbed London’s ancient heart.

Please go to the SCHEDULE to see whether this tour is currently on offer, and for booking details.

Tour Details – The Unquiet City

REMEMBER these details are NOT for the virtual version of this tour!

MEET: In front of Cannon Street Railway Station on Cannon Street
FINISH: West Smithfield, near to Barbican and St Paul’s Underground Stations and City Thameslink Station
Duration: Two hours (approximately)

If you have any questions about this tour, please contact me

Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons

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