Private tour

London: Hidden Powers Walking Tour

Activity provider: Pigeon Tours London

London: Hidden Powers Walking Tour

Activity provider: Pigeon Tours London

From US$ 71.90 per person

State government is not the only source of power. On this tour you will discover ten places linked to Britain's exercise of global power, from the tabloid press to trade unions. Learn about the British institutions that shape the world.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Hear about where secret political rule was established
  • Discover where the world’s Freemasonry supreme council is based
  • See the headquarters of the British propaganda machine
  • Find Winston Churchill’s face on the clock at Bracken House
Full description

Learn about Britain's cultural and economic influence on the rest of the world on a walking tour of London. Discover how Britain influences the world and why English has become an international language, and find out about the British institutions that shape the global balance of power.

Meet your guide at the Banqueting House on Whitehall and walk to the British Council. Continue to Chatham House and hear about the secret political rule. See the high council of Freemasonry and discover the history of the symbol they use. 

Visit the place that was the Ministry of Information during WWII and New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service. Go to 10 Downing Street, where Prime Ministers had lived since 1732.  Take the tube to Bracken House, where your guide will explain to you why Winston Churchill's face features on its clock. Enjoy walking through the City of London, the oldest part of London, before your guide takes you to the London Stock Exchange, where your tour will end. 

  • Professional guide
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Public transport costs

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Meeting point

In the front of the Banqueting House, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ER.

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  • You will need to have a valid day travel card, oyster card, or contactless bank card to use the London Underground

Product ID: 178350