Royal Charter London Street Markets Walk

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Duration - 3 hours

HKD 1,432 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

The old street markets are one of London`s most enduring characteristics and on this daily 3 hour tour with guide Sandra Shevey you will visit three different markets across 33 boroughs from a remit of 15 traditional London street markets.

The tours run every day but at different times to showcase the markets both at night and during the day.  The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday tours run at 6pm and end 9pm while the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday tours run 11am - 2pm.  

The Christmas Eve Day tour is great inasmuch as we capture a bit of the traditional meat market auction that features in Dickens`s `A Christmas Carol`

.Sandra Shevey`s documentary on heritage London street markets has been shortlisted for  awards and is screened regularly at film festivals, most recently at the London Socialist Film Co-op (president Ken Loach) where it received a good response/

Sandra Shevey`s blog `Markets and Market Towns` was shortlisted for the UK 2017 Business Travel Journalist.

Available options

11:00

HKD 1,432
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW England

One of London`s oldest and most generic street markets. While the market has been re-furbished and has a new agenda we embrace its history and cultural heritage together with current incarnation.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Smithfield Market, 225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH England

See www.londonstreetmarketswalk.wordpress.com and
trailer for our doc http://sandrashevey.tripod.com

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

Taster at trailer for doc Royal Charter London Street Markets http://sandrashevey.tripod.com

Duration: 45 minutes

Terms & conditions

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A bottle of water
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • An umbrella
  • Oyster or Travel card
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Inclusions

  • Guided tour with travel writer Sandra Shevey
  • 3 markets, 3 hrs from a rota of 15 ancient markets across 33 London boroughs
  • Option to sample traditional English food and drink including Chelsea buns, steak and kidney pudding, scones with marmalade and cream
  • Christmas Eve Day tour at no supplement
  • No single supplement
  • Small groups
  • Entry/Admission - Old Spitalfields Market
  • Entry/Admission - Smithfield Market
  • Entry/Admission - Borough Market

Departure time

11:00 AM


Departure point

Liverpool Street, Liverpool St, London EC2M 7PY, UK


Recent reviews

Pam A   17th January 2017

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It would have made more sense to run the tours while the markets were opened, still it was an interesting fact finding walk.
Started way too late for winter time.
I actually went back to the markets the next day to see them in action
Was I thought a bit expensive for what I got