Lady Mary’s Downton London
If you have seen the show Downton Abbey, you have probably fallen in love with the Edwardian era. What is not to love? The fashion, the feminine rebellion, and the romantic stories of American women marrying gentle English aristocrats in order to inject a bit of cash to save their fine houses! While this internationally acclaimed television series focuses on a fictional family, the social history and events are all based in reality. Plus, the show was filmed on location in London.
Do you wish you could walk in the footsteps of Lord Grantham and the rest of the Crawley family? Want to immerse yourself in London’s Edwardian history and make the real connection between facts and fiction? Well, this is the tour for you!
Meet your official tour guide (dressed in an Edwardian-inspired outfit) and be transported back to Edwardian London. Stroll the prominent thoroughfares and side streets of Westminster to not only see some filming locations and hear about behind the scenes shenanigans, but also encounter some real history, too.
This walk has been lovingly crafted to offer you a taste of the London that Lady Mary, Lady Edith and the Crawleys might have known. Learn what life was like in Edwardian times: a world of servants and valets preparing for the London Season, and using the postal service as their own form of social media of the times.
Where does one find a lady's maid?
What type of shopping could be done in London?
How did gentlemen keep up with fashion?
Where did Mr. Green see is final moments?
What is a weekend?
Starting in Green Park, we explore lavish Piccadilly and end in quaint Covent Garden. A two hour walk to help you immerse yourself in the social history of the times of the early 1900s. This is the perfect walk for Downton fans visiting London!
**Please book your space in advance. To keep our tour and guide safe, we ask that social distancing be observed. Your guide may choose to wear a mask or facial shield for your protection.
***This tour is currently scheduled to run on a monthly basis, but is available for private tour groups. Inquire within.