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.
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!
The best tour ever.
Absolutely fantastic. Full of original content, and a unique perspective…
Enlightening, thought provoking, engaging and interactive.
Everything you’d want from a guided walk and more.
Scheduled public walks
11am-1.30pm, usually on Fridays
2019: Friday 6 December and Thursday 19 December.
2020: Friday 24 January, 14 February, 13 March, 24 April, Thursday 7 May, Friday 5 June, 3 July, 9 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.