Tours through radical times and places
East End Walks specialises in organising walks of London’s radical social history, especially in the East End – an area in which successive waves of immigrants have helped make London what it is today. These walks bring to life the people and places of the area especially from the 1880s, when Jews arrived in large numbers from Eastern Europe, to the 1930s when they united with non-Jewish East Enders to drive out Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists at the Battle of Cable Street.
Additional walks highlight the people and movements beyond the East End who played such an important part in campaigning for radical change north and south of the River Thames
“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 East End walks guide is David Rosenberg. Find out about David’s experience and expertise here.
What do the tours cover? They are about ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the fight for better lives for all. Find out about the tours here.
When? To find out when the next walk is taking place, click here.
Are the walks accessible? All the walks are accessible for people using wheelchairs/mobility scooters
David is the author of Battle for The East End: Jewish Responses to Fascism in the 1930s, Five Leaves Publications, 2011. To find out about the book or purchase a copy, click here.
He is also the author of Rebel Footprints: a a guide to uncovering London’s Radical history (with a foreword by Billy Bragg, Pluto Press, 2015). To find out about the book or purchase a copy, click here.
Two Newest Walks:
• The East End and the Russian Revolution – more details here
• Battleground Brick Lane 1970s – more details here
East End Walks is part of the “History From Below” international network of historian-activists, artists and agitators: www.radical.history-from-below.net
“I cannot recommend David’s walk highly enough, they are informative, funny, lively and totally politically engaged.” (Phil B-J, north London)
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Thanks to the People’s History Museum for the website banner photo from the Battle of Cable Street on October 4th 1936.