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London Behind the Scenes

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Transporting you through time from the creation of the docks to the present day, the Docks and Dockers tour tells the truth about trade and the changing nature of production. This is a preview of the guided tour which takes place in London.

Related topics: Economy, History

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Stephanie said:

Brilliant i loved this tour and the history behind it, I know it’s horrible to hear the violence people suffer and worse Catherine has been forgotten to many but it’s great when you can honor others and yet still teach history and the significance of a site as well. I agree with Richard and this is a video that taught me more about London and as a former Travel and Tourism student it was invaluable.

Johannes said:

I think this should definitely be a part of anyone’s sightseeing plans when they visit London. This is an off-the-beaten-track view of London and it inspires you to think about the wider issues that affect us everywhere, especially our modern-day pessimism towards progress.

American tourist said:

Whenever you think about London, you think of a postcard picture of the Big Wheel, the Houses of Parliament or London Underground. You think of its ancient history of kings and queens, but you hardly think about the Victorians and what they gave to this great city and the rest of the world – an industrial nation with a vision for the future. There is so much new and interesting insight on this tour

Richard King, Social Justice Programme, Paul Hamlyn Foundation said:

St Katharine’s Docks stands in the shadow of one of the capitals most famous land marks and is barely noticed by the City’s visitors and tourists. Our guide, Saleha, demonstrated why more should be known about such an overlooked area. Saleha brought alive the story of the monumental rise and fall of the City’s shipping and manufacturing industry and the impact this had on the national economy, global politics and London’s East End communities. The tour was pitched at a good level, too many walking tours patronise their audience or simplify the area of history on which they focus. Saleha presented not just a wealth of information and rich historical detail, but also framed the tour in a way that enabled those attending to consider what industrial changes mean for real people. The tour investigated and questioned the impact of regeneration, particularly in regard to the communities that would have traditionally provided the main workforce for London’s docks. I strongly recommend taking a tour.