11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This guided walk round the Strand, Fleet Street and St Paul's 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.
What to expect The Power Walk 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.
A Power Walk is led by Rosie Oliver. Hear Rosie introduce the walk in this 2 minute podcast.
Meet: Somerset House riverside terrace, by the war memorial (see joining map). The walk ends by St Paul's Cathedral.
Suitable for: adults and young people aged 16 and over. The walk involves going up and down steps.
Maximum group size: 16.
The ticket price includes an untaxed snack.
Gift vouchers are available for this and other Dotmaker walks. The walks are also available to private groups.
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2016/09/30/a-power-walk-108891 Meet at Somerset House (riverside terrace), London, WC2R 1LA DD/MM/YYYY
Meet at Somerset House (riverside terrace), London, WC2R 1LA