Princelet Street: Photo – Haim Bresheeth

“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.” Matthew Bramall, Global Justice Now

East End Walks are just the right tours for:

  • friends or families interested in exploring London’s radical history
  • visitors from abroad wanting to discover the story of the East End
  • organisations with links to the East End or a special interest in London’s radical history
  • Trade unionists wanting to know more about London’s labour movement struggles
  • students at school, college or university, learning about Jewish history, London’s history, or the story of immigration to London
  • organisations or companies wanting a novel and exciting away-day activity
  • people wanting to mark a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, or to remember someone special.

It is also the tour to take your friends on

Who has taken part and what do they say?

Many different groups and organisations have booked a walk for their staff, members or supporters. These have included:

Admin Arts – Advocacy Academy – Archives for London – Barking Abbey School – Beit Klal Yisrael Synagogue – Bent Bars project – Bishop Challoner School, Tower Hamlets – Bishopsgate Institute –Bridge International Dialogue – BSix College, Hackney – British Universities Industrial Relations Conference – Calvert 22 gallery – Chisenhale Gallery –

“I could not have hoped for a better tour. Your energy, enthusiasm and strong roots in the tradition could not have brought more warmth or vitality to history from below.” (Lucy C, BSix College, Hackney)

East London Suffragettes Festival – Euro Jews – Facing History and Ourselves – Friends of the Earth

“Thanks very much for the fantastic walk.  It was really very interesting”  (Sarah C – Friends of the Earth)

Friends of Yibna – Global Justice Now – Goldsmiths University – Harbinger Primary School, Tower Hamlets – Hargrave Park Primary School, Islington – Housman’s bookshop – ICAHD UK – Ilford Jewish Primary School – Iniva Arts – Jewish Museum – Jewish Music Institute – Jubilee Debt Campaign – Kerem School – London Metropolitan Archives  – Left Unity – London Jewish Cultural Centre – Marx memorial Library – Matchwomen’s Festival

“Thank you for the brilliant tours last week. The students got a lot from them and teachers also really enjoyed the trips.” (Anna W, Barking Abbey School)

– Middlesex University – Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets – National Union of Teachers – Notre Dame University – Nottingham University – Philosophy Football – Phoenix School, Hammersmith – Red Herring Club – Red Pepper magazine – Red Rope – Rich Mix – Runnymede Trust –  Queens University alumni – Rail Maritime and Transport Union

“I’ve been on three walks so far narrated by David and they are highly informative but also carried out with humour”  (Bob Crow – General Secretary, RMT union)

Royal Court Theatre – Sarah Bonnell School – Secular jewish Group – Share UK – Southampton University – Syracuse University London Program – TEDx East End – TINAG Festival – Tower Hamlets College – UNISON – UNITE the union – University College London – Victoria 6th Form College, Newham – War on Want – Western New England University – Wimbledon Reform Synagogue – Woodcraft Folk

“Thanks again for the great time we had on the tour.” (Karl R, Woodcraft Folk)

This is what other participants have said:

Fournier Street: Photo – Haim Bresheeth

“I loved every minute of your tour.”  (Carrie S – North London)

“I found your walks fascinating and informative and put across with great panache and humour.” (Chris B, North London)

“It was inspiring to get a taste of the radical history of the East End and to discover that the streets I walk down everyday were once the sites of great working class struggle. David has changed the way I see my area.” (Stuart J – East London