All Tours: 15

This walking tour shows some of the ways in which the war affected families in Southwark.

London was the centre for numerous entertainment industries: some traditional, some new. During the First World War, increased earnings and new technology meant that both flourished. The cinema emerged as a wildly popular phenomenon, with 14 cinemas…

On the declaration of war, the British Empire sought to rally a multi-cultural and diverse imperial army that fought in several theatres and throughout the entirety of the Great War. Consequently, soldiers from across the Empire came to London, an…

Hospitals throughout London served a vital role in the care of sick and wounded soldiers. The First World War put unprecedented strain upon local convalescent homes, hospitals, and asylums. The East End saw hospitals requisitioned in Mile End and…

This tour explores the role of women in war work, particularly in the factories of Silvertown.

This tour will introduce you to Fred Barnes (1885-1938), a queer Edwardian music hall star who journeyed from rags to riches, and back to rags again. Rocked by shame, scandal, and addiction, Barnes’ life provides us with a unique insight into queer…

From black bear cubs to cocktails and police raids, this tour will take you on a leisurely stroll around London during the First World War and illustrate that it still thrived under the weight of war. Subject to increasingly stringent legislation,…

Experience the life of Florence Greenberg (née Oppenheimer). Follow her journey as a nurse during the Great War to uncover the challenges faced by nurses on hospital ships and in the Middle East. Discover what happened to her after the war and…

This tour will let you walk in the hoof-prints of London's War Horses. Feel the exhilaration of the charge as you explore the role of the cavalry. Laugh amidst the bustle of a female-led Remount Depot. Hear the rattle of collection buckets…

The West End was undoubtedly the birthplace of British cinema. Beginning with the Lumiere brothers’ showcase of their ‘cinématographe’ in 1896, the streets surrounding Piccadilly had flourished into the country’s ‘filmland’ by the eve of war in 1914.…

German U-Boats caused mayhem for Britain during the First World War. This tour explores how and where these weapons, once captured, were exhibited.