Aldwych Re-Imagined  – Westminster Walking Tour for Black History Month

Aldwych Re-Imagined – Westminster Walking Tour for Black History Month

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Aldwych Re-Imagined – discovering the Black presence in the heart of Westminster. A walking tour led by tourist guide, Angela Morgan.

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Over the next 4 years, the Aldwych and Strand area of the West End referred to as Northbank will undergo a transformation that will bring substantial improvements for both pedestrians and the buildings that have been surrounded by lanes of busy vehicular traffic. The last major transformation that currently defines the area of Aldwych was completed in 1905. That involved the clearance of buildings and ancient streets.

This walking tour led by Angela Morgan, a Blue Badge Tourist Guide will take you around Northbank; you will find out what the area was like before and after the creation of the early 20th century Aldwych. Can you believe there was a large maypole that stood opposite Somerset House? For SCD fans you will discover where “100 years of Tango” was celebrated. See the building that was home for 70 years to an important radio service that reached listeners across the globe. You will have a closer look at other buildings that form part of Northbank that will benefit from the 21st century changes and discover their fascinating history for example St Mary Le Strand & King’s College.

Tour meeting point: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Finishing point: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Tour advice: Moderate walking pace. Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Walking tour led by Angela Morgan MITG -Blue Badge Tourist Guide (qualified in 2013).

'Black history is part of British history. I weaves the stories into routine tours if I think it is helpful to give my guests a better understanding of London’s diverse culture.'