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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Unseen Tours

Brixton has now been added to the list of "Unseen Tours" you can take in London. These unique walks are led by guides who are or have been homeless.
Each Unseen Tour has its own personality, uncovering a city’s hidden history and present-day reality from their perspectives. These are tours with a social conscience, appealing to city-dwellers and visitors alike, and anyone who wants to connect with people from different walks of life.

Hazel knows a lot about Brixton and its history that you wont find in the guide books. The squats, the history of the prison, the famous women's march against the drug culture, the Caribbean culture and history are just a few of the things you will be introduced to.

The tours run every Friday at 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

10 comments:

Adullamite said...

Tsk! You posted early!
That's thrown my routine right out now.

Glad you liked the tour, but you pick the strangest places.....

Gunn said...

I will try it out!
Thanks for telling me.

Stefan Jansson said...

Quite a coincidence. I met and photographed a tour guide from Stockholm yesterday. But I don't think we have anything similar to this idea, yet.

Angie said...

Good that they get the 'lions share' of the income.

Emm said...

You know, I must make an effort to take one of these tours one day!

LONDONLULU said...

I've always wanted to take a proper tour of Brixton, by someone who knows its unwritten history. This seems a great idea.

Sharon said...

A very positive idea and good way to see things from a different perspective. I'd go if I were there.

Riet said...

What a good idea. I hope many people will follow this guide.

Karine said...

What a great initiative!

Coco said...

Such an interesting blog. thanks!

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