A Power Trip

  • A Power Trip
  • A Power Trip
  • A Power Trip
  • A Power Trip

Who's The Man? How is he controlling us?

A Power Trip surveys London’s shifting landscape of power. From monarchs to management, we’ll investigate the capital’s users and abusers of authority. We’ll consider their methods of intimidating, manipulating and controlling us. And we’ll hear about the successes and failures of those who have sought to bring the mighty to account.

This gentle two mile walk is suitable for adults. It involves going up and down steps.

A Power Trip is led by Rosie Oliver, a former government lawyer. Hear Rosie introduce the tour.

Once again Dotmaker Tours comes up with the unexpected and unusual. As a Londoner, I tend to pride myself with some knowledge, but Rosie Oliver on the Power Trip, took and told us of many new things. The visit to the Royal Courts of Justice was worth the cost of the tour alone. She also has the patience to actually listen to the people that she is leading. Can’t wait for the next new Dotmaker Tour.
David, Surrey
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!
Naomi, Highbury

What to expect

A Power Trip draws on English constitutional history, law, politics, economics and architecture to investigate the dynamics of power in central London. Tour goers will:

  • • explore the area from Somerset House to St Paul’s Cathedral, passing along the Strand and Fleet Street and nipping down curious side-streets and back-alleys
  • • visit the Royal Courts of Justice and see a court of law in action
  • • hear stories about power struggles that have played out in the streets that we pass
  • • take in the buildings, monuments and street furniture designed to intimidate, influence and control us
  • • consider the balance of power in London today and strategies for challenging those with authority and influence.

Scheduled public walks

2018: Thursday 22 March, Thursday 3 May, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 11 October and Thursday 1 November.

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.

Private group bookings

This walk is available to groups throughout the year. Visit our groups pages to find out more.