A Power Trip

  • A Power Trip: London Walk
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  • A Power Trip: London Walking Tour
  • A Power Trip: London Walk

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.

Our route

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.

Group sizes are limited to max 8 people to keep things interactive and allow plenty of opportunity for discussion.

Exciting, revelatory and brilliantly subversive – the Power Trip is a triumph, and an extraordinary London walk!
Evan, London

The best tour ever.
Gustavo, Brazil

Absolutely fantastic. Full of original content, and a unique perspective…
Hatty, London

Enlightening, thought provoking, engaging and interactive.
Catherine, London

Everything you’d want from a guided walk and more.
Naomi, London

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Scheduled public walks

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We’re keeping our scheduled walks dates under review so that we can comply with movement restrictions due to Coronavirus. If you book on a walk that we have to cancel due to Coronavirus restrictions we will let you know as soon as possible, and provide full refundsIf you have to cancel your place for the same reason, please let us know as soon as possible, and we will refund you your ticket.

11am-1.30pm, usually on Fridays 
2020:  Friday 5 June (CANCELLED), 3 July (CANCELLED), Friday 9 October, 23 October, 6 November and 4 December.

Meet: Somerset House riverside terrace, by the war memorial (see Joining Map). End: By St Paul’s Cathedral.

Booking is essential as places are limited to max 8 people. Check dates and book tickets here.

Private group bookings

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