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history walk

Authentic Aldgate

history walk

Authentic Aldgate

5 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English, Italian
history walk

Authentic Aldgate

history walk

Authentic Aldgate

5 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

We will walk around Aldgate on the Eastern side of the City of London, to the border of Whitechapel and the Aldgate Pump and back again. We will stop at the many apparently anonymous sites where big and small things have happened throughout 2000 years of history, from the invisible underground station to the micro forests on a wall, the patron Saint of travel, the first department store, a cunning boxer, delusional urban planning, and a proper Russian mystery. Includes many tragedies of travel, killing corpses, falling bombs, the inevitable Mr Ripper and some ancient typos.

Your host

Learn more about Maurizio

Maurizio

Your friendly neighbourhood expert finder. Freedom writer. Space/weather/climate/history/politics buff, journalist, skeptic, IT consultant, omnologist. 20 years in London, 8 years in Aldgate, I observe the world especially where it seldom gets observed. Let me share the dozens of interesting, invisible little stories that pervade Aldgate, Whitechapel and the City of London.

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Where you'll be

We will rediscover the grass-covered remains of old Aldgate East Station, then proceed counterclockwise around Jack the Ripper's places like St Botolph's Church stopping to experience the local invisible history. Through the disappeared Auld Gate, the first modern department store, a moment of x-ray vision, the tasty Aldgate pump, back to a mysterious wall mask

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Photographic equipment, comfy shoes and be ready for London weather!

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Maurizio
Authentic Aldgate
5 reviews
$35/person
5 reviews
$35/person