London's shifting landscape of power
A Power Trip explores London’s shifting landscape of power. Our route will take us in search of ‘The Man’ – those often rather anonymous forces of power, influence and control in the capital. On our way, we’ll encounter the taxman, the military man, the judge, the boss, God (!) to name but a few. We’ll find them reflected in the buildings, statues and street furniture that we pass, and in the area’s history. We’ll also go inside the Royal Courts of Justice where we’ll sit in on a court hearing to see a judge in action.
Expect an engaging and provocative take on English political, legal and constitutional history, some juicy London facts, and plenty of food for thought about the balance of power – and the extent of our personal freedoms – today.
A Power Trip is led by Rosie Oliver, a former government lawyer. Hear Rosie introduce the tour.
We’ll start by the River Thames on Waterloo Bridge with fantastic views across London. We’ll pass through Somerset House courtyard and along the Strand to the Royal Courts of Justice. I’ll take guests inside this extraordinary cathedral to justice, and into a court room to witness a judge in action. From there we’ll head along Fleet Street ducking into the area’s side streets and back alleys, and finish up by St Paul’s Cathedral.
This gentle two mile walk is suitable for adults. It involves going up and down steps.
Rosie’s tour, A Power Trip was everything you’d want from a guided walk and more. The tour has been curated with care and imagination so it will hold your interest all the way thorough. We were a big group and Rosie had us completely engaged from the very start. Her breadth of knowledge offers fascinating insights to London’s history and character, and her enthusiasm make the experience not only informative but interactive, warm and fun. It also packs some surprises! I would thoroughly recommend Dotmaker Tours and look forward to the next one!
Private group bookingsThis walk is available to groups throughout the year. Visit our groups pages to find out more.
Scheduled public walks
2018: Thursday 11 October and Thursday 1 November.
2019: Wednesday 27 March, 22 May, 24 July, 23 October and 27 November
*This walk is also available on the second Wednesday of each month via AirBnB.
Meet: 11am on Somerset House riverside terrace, by the war memorial (see Joining Map). End: 1.15pm (approx) by St Paul’s Cathedral.
Tickets: £15 adults; £12 over 65s & full-time students with proof of status. Price includes an untaxed snack. Booking essential, whether you wish to buy tickets or redeem gift vouchers.