Why go on a history tour when you can go on a musical history singalong? Contrary to popular belief, there's more the London musical history than The Beatles. This tour combines the life and times of Britain's greatest prime minister with historic and entertaining songs to transport us through time and shift our perspective to view the world through the women in his life.
Not too keen on history, war or Winston? This tour has something for everyone, as we focus more on the human side of life. As one client said, "I'm not really into war history, but I enjoyed this tour because it was more about his life and the women in his life. I didn't know much about his mother or wife, and I was surprised to learn so much. Also, the songs were great!"
Winston Churchill lived for 91 years. He led an extraordinary life and had an incredible career of ups and downs, successes and failures, and is regarded as Britain's finest prime minister. But there is more to his story, and it has much to do with the women in his life. His mother, his wife, his daughters, his secretaries, The Queen and even the suffragettes (who didn't really care for him) are all an important part of Churchill's story. Why not talk about their role, their influence on him? Well, that is what this tour does! Journey through his life and achievements, his ups and his downs, yet we also look through the lens of the women that influenced him.
Likewise, throughout Churchill's life, there was a glorious soundtrack of music in the air. From jazzy melodies pumping out of a gramophone to rabble-rousing wartime tunes that were played to lift the spirits, there is a song-connection for each moment in his life. On this tour, we make those connections and sing in the streets! Each stop combines history with music, as your guide includes a popular song from the time.
Meet your guide, dressed in 1940's fashion to transport you back in time, providing you with history and songs! This walking tour takes in famous sightseeing locations including Big Ben & Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square.
Those interested in London, war, women’s history, and old music will be sure to enjoy this walk. We cover ground in Westminster, taking in statues and stories from the fascinating life of Winston Churchill. We meet Winston's famous father and notorious mother, watch him grow from boy to young man through early military career to his World War I failures, we hear of his love for Clementine, and cheer his success in World War II and his Prime Minister years.
**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.