Meeting at Covent Garden Underground station to hear tales of a crime ridden, Gin soaked, London prior to the formation of Policing. Hear about 'Bow Street Police Station and Magistrates Court'. The cradle of modern Policing. Hear of some infamous prisoners, 'The mad, the bad and the sad'. How the 'London Beat Bobby', solved crime and dealt with disorder. To the Strand to hear about famous murders, and fugitives from justice. At Charing Cross we will visit the UK's busiest Police station identifiable by the famous 'Blue Lamp', before hearing about the world's best known fictional detective. 'Sherlock Holmes'. We will see the iconic first ever Scotland Yard building, still a working Police stables, before heading to Trafalgar Square, to hear first hand accounts of national celebrations and violent disorders. All observed from the worlds smallest Police station. To the Mall, to see the National Police Memorial, honouring fallen officers. Where a man fired a gun at 'Her Majesty the Queen', and the attempted kidnap of her daughter. Cross into Horseguards Parade the scene of a terrifying terrorist attack. Examine the nature of armed and unarmed Police Officers in the UK, before reaching Parliament Square, the scene of the brutal murder of an unarmed officer in 2017. Onto the embankment we will conclude by viewing the famous rotating sign at the current 'New Scotland Yard'
Hi I'm Francis a retired London Metropolitan Police Sergeant, with 30 years experience of Policing London. Having served in Uniform and as a Detective, I hold qualifications as a teacher and a London tour guide. Co-hosting with my friend and colleague David, also a retired Metropolitan Police Sergeant, David holds an Honours degree in Criminal Law as well as teaching and London tour guide qualifications. We both have first hand crime busting experiences, and can offer personal and unique insights into a criminal underworld and the men and women who Police it. As experienced and regular London tour guides we both have excellent current reviews. With intimate knowledge of London, its people and history we are perfect hosts to compliment and make your London visit memorable.
We will show items of Police regalia such as medals, Police Uniform, (such as Police whistles, handcuffs, badges, hats), and…
Walking between Covent Garden. The Strand. Trafalgar Square. The Mall. Horseguards Parade. Whitehall. Parliament Square. The Embankment. We will take in fascinating and iconic locations in the History of Crime & Policing. We can add the option of a pub stop, and toilets and refreshments. We finish at Westminster Underground Station, where guests can access travel options such as Buses, Tube and Riverboat.
6歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。保護者同伴の2歳未満のお子様も参加可能です。 Please wear comfortable shoes. Dress for the weather. Umbrella or sunscreen or a hat. Consider a bottle of water.
Please wear comfortable shoes. And dress for the weather. We recommend that you carry a bottle of water.
London Police and Crime Walking Tour