Working class history of London walking tours

Working class history of London walking tours

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£5 – £12


London (various)

East India Dock Road


E14 0EH

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Series of four walking tours in different parts of London focusing on working-class history of the area

About this event

Join Socialist Alternative on this series of working-class history tours around London. The more tours you join, the cheaper each ticket:

1 tour £5

2 tours £8

3 tours £10

4 tours £12

Sunday 15 May - East End

Highlights include: the dockers' strike and 'new unionism'. the struggle of the heroic Poplar councillors, the Battle of Cable Street and the East End's long history of fighting the far right, and lots more!

Meet by 10.30am in front of All Saints DLR station (expected finish by 1.30pm Brick Lane).

Sunday 12 June - South East

Start at 10.30am outside Goldsmiths Library and take in the Battle of Lewisham against the National Front, the New Cross Fire, Chartism in Deptford, Black Panthers on Lewisham Way and ending at Jim Connell’s (author of The Red Flag) house in Honor Oak.

Sunday 14 August - West

A beautiful walk along the river including: the famous Putney Debates during the English Revolution, local volunteers who left London to fight fascism in Spain in the 1930s, William Morris and the 1880s socialist movement.

Meet at 10.30am at Putney Bridge Station, end at Upper Mall Hammersmith around 12.30pm.

Sunday 9 October - Bloomsbury

Including: the lives of radical figures such as Karl and Eleanor Marx and early history of the international socialist and communist movements, including the writing of Das Kapital at the British Museum, the struggle for women's suffrage by figures such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davidson (and the movements against it), and the long record of radical intellectuals who have called this area home over the years.

Meet at 10.30am by the Gandhi statue in Tavistock Square, expected finish by 1pm in Queen's Square.

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