Whether you live in London or are just visiting, these guided walks through radical history will help you see the city in a new light. Each of the different walks is a journey of discovery, a lesson in struggle, and a source of inspiration. David’s knowledge, insight, humour and humanity bring our radical past back where it belongs: in the present. (Mike M – North London)

East End Walks currently offers eight different historical tours through different parts of the East End which are suitable for people of all ages from teenagers to pensioners. In addition East End Walks offers a “combo” walk drawing on elements of the eight “stand alone” walks of the East End.

The Radical Jewish East End

The Spark of Rebellion in Bow and Mile End

Anti-Fascist Footprints

Activists, Militants and Pioneers: Women of the Radical Jewish East End

Rebel Women and Men of Poplar

Life on the Boundary

The East End and the Russian Revolution

Battleground Brick Lane 1970s

East End combo walk: Rebels, Strikers and Anti-Fascists: This walk, which can be tailored to last 1.5 to 2.5 hours, combines elements of David’s different East End walks plus stories of Bengali resistance to racism in the area in the 1970s.

I shall be recommending your tours to my friends. Your delivery of the facts and the way you brought the stories to life on the antifascist footprints tour meant I really absorbed it. I learnt so much. (Lucy H, north London)

I highly recommend these walks from David Rosenberg. A very informative and inspiring few hours. And with jokes thrown in! (Paul R, Rochford)

East End Walks also offers additional and specialised tours beyond the East End:

Visionaries, Rebels and Dissenters: a walk through Islington’s radical history This walk highlights individuals who played a leading role in spreading radical ideas and giving practical solidarity locally and internationally over the last 200 years

People’s Power in Bermondsey: This walk focuses on the growth of radical ideas and activity in Bermondsey between the 1890s and the 1930s and includes the Bermondsey women’s uprising of 1911. The walk takes around 2 hours

Stirrings from the South: the Battersea 4: New walk to be launched in Spring 2015 focusing on four people who made a difference to people’s lives in the area from the 1880s to the 1930s

No Gods No Masters: Radicals, secularists, suffragists and pacifists. This walk takes place in Bloomsbury and lasts around 2 hours.

Fighters for Equality: Suffragettes, anti-racists and enemies of Empire. This walk takes place in the Westminster area and lasts around 2 hours.

Radicals Rioters and Rebels in the Fleet Street precinct: this walk starts at the border of the City and Westminster and takes 2 hours.


Customised tours: Tours take place throughout the year on specific dates advertised on this website. But if you have a group of people (minimum 6) who would like to arrange a private tour on a mutually convenient date then email david@eastendwalks.com to arrange a walk.