Power and Politics in Westminster: From Empire to Brexit
Explore the most powerful London Borough, as your guide explains the in-and-outs of Britain's political landscape amidst the uncertainty of Brexit.
Things to know
Friends, History Buffs, Looking for Local
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
No tickets required
Type of tour:
Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.
Knowledgeable guide Gratuities optional
Meeting points: Green Park Underground Station (Green Park Exit)
What makes this tour special
The ideal tour for those interested in Britain's power and politics, amidst the uncertainty following the pivotal 2016 vote. This group walking tour will take you through London's unmissable attractions, parks and finest Royal sites, as you uncover Britain's traditional past and uncertain future.
Explore the heart of London’s parliamentary district
Uncover how Brexit has its roots in the British Empire
Discuss the lead-up to the EU referendum of June 2016 and the social discontent since
Question Britain's status in an increasingly uncertain environment
Evaluate the possible outcomes regarding Britain leaving the EU
Since the 23rd June 2016 referendum - where 51.9% voted to leave and 48.1% voted to remain - Brexit has remained a contentious and confusing topic. Statistically, conflicted votes were generationally and demographically divided, with Scotland and Northern Ireland predominantly voting to remain, whilst England and Wales voted to leave. Regardless of the contradictory opinions regarding Britain's relationship to the European Union, one thing is certain- nobody really knows what the consequences of the Brexit deal will be.
The narration and historiography of the British Empire is complex, multifaceted, and continually evolving. At its peak, the British Empire was the largest empire that the world has ever known- covering one quarter of the earth, and governing over one fifth of its population. The consequences of this imperial state were far-reaching, and still steer Britain's position in the 21st century. Uncover the nuances of the British Empire, as you navigate through the history of British royalty with your guide, passing timeless architectural landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.
The links and debates regarding the British Empire and Brexit are extensive. Whilst some argue that Brexit can be seen as Empire 2.0, others attest that Brexit being a result of imperial nostalgia is a myth. Irregardless of what you believe, it is unquestionable that both the British Empire and Brexit are vital regarding Britain's global position in the 21st century. Your guide will therefore invite you to dwell on the past, before you examine Britain's uncertain future; forming a political narrative where the intricacies of both Empire and Brexit entangle.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AThis is a group tour, capped at 15 people.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).