THREE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT… BRIXTON

We reveal the hidden gems in London’s most vibrant, multicultural area A library built on the sweet success of cubed sugar The first wave of Jamaican immigrants arrived in Britain on the SS Windrush in 1948, and many settled in Brixton. In 1998, the area outside the public library was renamed Windrush Square in their […]

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SHARE YOUR SNAPS & WIN A £20 VOUCHER TO SPEND AT BRIGADE

Have you got a great photo that you took on one of our tours? Would you be happy for us to use it on marketing materials including our website, social media and PR? If the answer to both questions is ‘yes’, simply post your photo on Instagram (with the hashtag #unseentoursphoto and the tour location […]

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WHERE TO GET THE BEST CUPPA IN COVENT GARDEN

Our guide, Viv gives her top tip for a cup of tea with a bit of history in Covent Garden “There are lots of cafes in the Covent Garden area, but I like to stop at the Charles Dickens Coffee House on Wellington Street, because it’s one of the few independent places where you can […]

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THREE GREAT PLACES TO ‘BUY SOCIAL’

Ahead of ‘Social Saturday’, we recommend some great little places near our tours where you can #buysocial all year round.   Last Autumn, we were thrilled to be asked to take part in the first ever Social Saturday campaign, which encouraged people to buy from UK businesses that put people and planet ahead of profit. […]

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THE THING I LOVE BEST ABOUT… LONDON BRIDGE

Our newest recruit, David shares his favourite place on Bankside It isn’t the most famous landmark in the area, but the Crossbones Graveyard is one of my favourite places to visit, and certainly the most poignant stop on my London Bridge tour. Crossbones is a disused burial ground, where thousands of poor Londoners were laid […]

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THREE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT… COVENT GARDEN

There’s more to Covent Garden than the market and the street entertainers. Our tour guide, Viv shares three of the area’s less well-known sights that you shouldn’t miss. An historic and haunted tavern Between the Strand and Maiden Lane, quite close to Rules restaurant, there’s a small street called the Bull Inn Court, where you […]

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MIKE’S STORY: FROM WORKING IN THE CITY TO LIVING ON THE STREETS

by Jasmine Awad Note to the reader: this story has a happy ending! Mike is a born and bred Londoner, who grew up in Camden. The area has changed a great deal since those days and he has not only witnessed its evolution over the years, but he has also experienced the changes in his […]

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BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE ON ANY TOUR DURING SEPTEMBER 2015

To celebrate our fifth birthday, we are inviting you to try any of our tours for just a ‘fiver’ per person during September – half the usual £10 ticket price. Simply book a standard ticket in advance and you can bring a friend along for free, it’s that easy! There is no need to enter […]

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5 IDEAS FOR A NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL-FREE BANK HOLIDAY IN LONDON

Here at Unseen Tours, we’re counting down to a three-day weekend and hoping for at least a *little bit* of sunshine so that we can get out and about to explore London. If, like us, you want to make the most of what could be the last few days of summer, but don’t fancy following […]

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