Unearth the story of the women of Westminster with a historian

location_city London

timelapse 3 hour duration

language delivered in English

Hosted by Jess

Hi I’m Jess. I grew up in Surrey where I developed a love of history and literature, and I first discovered London through its theatres. Over the past two decades, I have worked with colleagues and students in theatre, guiding, directing, teaching, and co-running summer camps. These pursuits now add to and flavour my lively personality. Having lived and worked in Rome for seven years, my experiences also add a 'continental flavour' to London, Britain, its borders, and beyond.

The experience

Women's role throughout Britain's history is one worth telling. We have so much to thank them for! Westminster's greatest buildings and smallest back streets reveal an accolade of names - many unknown, who strove to find a place in Literature, Medicine, Education, and Politics. From Royals and Duchesses to Suffragette street songs & rallies via the smallest Westminster offices, their story has become ours, and has spread across the globe. Whoever you are, find your place in that story.

Reviews (2) star star star star star

We spent the afternoon on this experience with Jess. Average looking buildings and statues we would have otherwise just walked past came alive as Jess revealed their stories and histories to us with enthusiasm and excitement... The fact that people who weren't on the experience were stopping on the street to listen to her and even asking to join (which some did!) was testimony to her passion, knowledge and incredible skill in doing what she obviously loves doing so much. Thanks for a memorable and educational day Jess!

Adam star star star star star

Jess, you were simply awesome! So high energy, animated, fun and educational - my kids and my husband all loved you! We've met many amazing locals over the years, but you were by far one of the most talented - really exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate. We wished we could take you with us on our entire trip - we peppered you with questions all day long, and you were so responsive, organized, patient and kind. A real highlight of our trip. Thank you so much!

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£44 star star star star star 2 reviews