Exploring London on a tour like you have never seen. An intimate tour of London with a small group visiting each spot in the same way one would show a member of a family around, at your own pace and having loads of fun. We will begin by exploring key black history landmarks within the city center... Starting at Notting Hill, we will visit the celebrated Portobello Market then stop at the birth place of the Notting HIll Carnival to learn the real story behind the second largest carnival in the world. We will make a stop at the Black Panther headquarters and take a few pictures on one of London's Most Instagram-ed streets. The tour will continue through central London and I will explain its sometimes forgotten past. Then we will visit one of the most celebrated black markets (Brixton Market), the black servicemen war memorial, the Black culture archives and Windrush Square. £3 of your ticket price goes to the Black Culture Archives. We will round up the tour with some African-Caribbean street food (optional and not included in the price).
I am a proud black woman who has have lived in London for over 10 years and I have been an Airbnb host for most of that time. I have written a book (the JJC handbook) and several articles about living in london as a migrant. I have also been the Vice president of ICSN (a black culture charity) for 2 years.
We will either use Public Transport or I will drive depending on the weather + group size. The tour starts in Ladbrook…
We will begin by exploring key black history landmarks within the city centre... like the African and Caribbean war memorial & the former Civil Rights Headquarters. This trip takes us across London. We will see some prominent statues and icons celebrating the contribution of Black people to British History; Windrush square included.
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