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Secrets of St James’s Tour

This is a private walking tour uncovering the secrets of St James’s, an area known for its connection to Royalty and the aristocracy since the reign of King Henry VIII.

Hear about some of the scandalous events that occurred over the centuries in the exclusive area of St James’s on your private tour.

90 min walking tour
Involves a couple of steps
Private walking tour

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Secrets of St James’s Tour

Scandal is something that intrigues everyone. The press feeds the headlines with the news on events that have typically erupted from greed, lust, or the abuse of power.

Today the media regularly reports on these that involve both a political or Royal sphere.

On your private tour you will look at some of the scandalous lives of the privileged few who lived in their opulent mansions, as well as those that socialised with the elite. They hardly set a good example to those less fortunate.

Your Guide: Mark Unsworth

Secrets of St James's Tour Reviews

Interesting, informative and Mark was very knowledgeable about the area and its history.
Thanks to tour guide Mark I have a new appreciation for how “scandals” can provide a unique window onto the reality of every life of the privileged class and teach us much about the origins of various practices and values rooted in the pursuits of those for whom an honest day’s work was never on the agenda.
Very knowledgable and personable guide. He kept us entertained with scandalous stories from the past. A very pleasant and interesting way to spend 90 minutes in summer sunshine.
Excellent tour with an 18th c theme. Friendly and knowledgeable guide.

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Blue Badge Tour Guide
City of London Tour Guide Badge
City of Westminster Guide
Clerkenwell & Islington Guide
Camden Tour Guides Association


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