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The London Blitz Tour

London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Manuel

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a family friendly and wheelchair accessible and pleasant walking tour! From Monument Underground Station, we'll cross over London Bridge to appreciate the war monuments, plaques, buildings, and structures that suffered damage or protected Londoners during the World War Two Blitz. We'll learn what it was like to live in London during this period through the stories of events that took place in this part of the city. The walk will take about 90 mins to complete, and we'll finish by the Imperial War Museum. Please book online for entrance to the museum (https://www.iwm.org.uk/)
Other things to note
Wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if it's a rainy day. Please let me know of any needs or requirements.
This is a family friendly and wheelchair accessible and pleasant walking tour! From Monument Underground Station, we'll cross over London Bridge to appreciate the war monuments, plaques, buildings, and structures that suffered damage or protected Londoners during the World War Two Blitz. We'll learn what it was like to live in London during this period through the stories of events that took place in this part of the city. The walk will take abou…

Manuel's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Masks, sanitiser and social distancing!
From £25
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Manuel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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The World Wars had a very deep and lasting impact, and this impact can be felt and seen today. During my more than 40 years in London, I have learned and studied how Londoners survived The Blitz during World War Two. I have spoken to many people who lived through this ordeal and they have told me their experiences, which I would like to pass on to you. I’ve been doing walks and tours in London for the past 10 years with friends and family. I now want to share my experience and knowledge with anyone wanting to enjoy this fantastic city.
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Where you'll be

We'll start at the Monument memorial and walk to London Bridge, where we can photograph the HMS Belfast light cruiser. We'll make our way towards Borough, past Southwark Cathedral and walk to the main courtyard at Guy's Hospital. We’ll see plaques and memorials as we walk via Southwark Bridge Road and Great Suffolk Street. Along Blackfriars Road, we'll visit the memorial at Christ Church. Each stop will have a story to tell and photos to take.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 90 reviews.

Jaki
September 2020
This was a fabulous insight into the effect on London of the Blitz but also lots of anecdotal chat around wider London history. It was excellent value and Manuel is a charming and knowledgable host. We left with a real desire to dig deeper into some of the places and stories he introduced us too. Highly recommended.
This was a fabulous insight into the effect on London of the Blitz but also lots of anecdotal chat around wider London history. It was excellent value and Manuel is a charming and…
Maria
August 2020
The tour was really enjoyable and full of insights that I, specialising on WW2 myself, didn't know. I'm frequently visiting the area but had no clue about its wartime history - it's a must for anyone interested in history!
Eleanor
August 2020
Really enjoyed the tour. Manuel knew a lot about the Blitz, really bringing that time period to life with great anecdotes and exploration of the areas that were bombed. It made me think what it must have been like to live through it.
Sandro
July 2020
Manuel is a passionate story teller and tried to engage as much as he could. We learnt a lot during the 2 hours
Alicia
March 2020
Manual was engaging, well-versed, and knowledgeable and the tour led us to many spots we would have never found ourselves. Ending at the IWM was a great way to finish the tour and a must for history buffs.
Rox
March 2020
An engaging walk from Monument to the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth taking in some historic sites and buildings of the Blitz on London in the Second World War. The guide Manual showed sites of interest with some photos and stories of what occurred. Interesting for anyone with an interest in history of this time period.
An engaging walk from Monument to the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth taking in some historic sites and buildings of the Blitz on London in the Second World War. The guide Manual sh…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

An appetite for walking and learning about WWII!