Tours through radical times and places

East End Walks specialise in organising historical walks of London’s East End – an area in which successive waves of immigrants have helped make London what it is today.

Our walks bring to life the people and places of the East End especially from the1880s to the 1930s. From the time when Jews arrived in large numbers from Eastern Europe to the time when they united with non-Jewish East Enders to drive out Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists at the Battle of Cable Street.

“Your walk was interesting, instructive, moving and funny! Every lover of London and every lover of freedom should take it.”

- Prof. Carlotta Fontana – Milan, Italy

Who? Your guide on East End walks is David Rosenberg. Find out about David’s experience and expertise here.

What do the tours cover? East End Walks have devised several different walks to reveal the fascinating social and political history of this unique part of London and other tours beyond this area. Find out about the tours here.

When? To find out when the next walk is taking place, click here.

David is the author of Battle for The East End: Jewish Responses to Fascism in the 1930s, published by Five Leaves Publications. To find out about the book or purchase a copy, click here.

NEW WALK: PEOPLE’S POWER IN BERMONDSEY

“I cannot recommend David’s walk highly enough, they are informative, funny, lively and totally politically engaged.” (Phil B-J, Toronto)

East End Walks are just the right tours for you if you:

• want to explore a place with family connections

Photo: Robin Hatton-Gore

• want to know why the East End is so important in London’s history

or if you are:

• a visitor from abroad wanting to discover the story of the East End

• an organisation whose members have links to the East End or a special interest in it

• a  school class or a participant in a college or university course, learning about Jewish history or London’s history or the story of immigration to London

• a company wanting to organise an interesting and exciting away-day activity for your employees

It is also the tour to take your friends on to mark a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, or to remember someone special.

“We went on the Anti-fascist Footprints walk for our staff’s summer ‘Away Day.’ The whole thing was fantastic: interesting and inspiring in equal measures. David’s knowledge, enthusiasm and connection to the issues, the area and the people who animate the story shine through throughout. it was so good that we are already planning on coming back to do a different walk – in our own time!” Matthew Bramall, World Development Movement

Thanks to the People’s History Museum for the website banner photo from the Battle of Cable Street on October 4th 1936.

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