City Walking Tour: Black History Month

Thursday 12 October 2023 4:30 PM

City Walking Tour: Black History Month

All event fees are listed net of VAT.

Did you know the Bank of England was originally founded to supply money to King William III to fight wars but was heavily involved in slavery from day one?  Meanwhile in Ethiopia, coffee was being invented and proceeded to conquer the world…

See one of the first coffee houses in the City and find out its story and how it relates to London’s black history, art and culture.

To celebrate Black History month, join Avril Nanton, a professionally qualified guide, to see some of the sights and hear stories about ships, sailors, priests and plantations you have probably never heard of before. 

This tour includes information on:

  • John Newton - slaver and abolitionist
  • Plantations - what really happened?
  • Coffee and its beginnings
  • The church that conducts Christian services in Swahili
  • Statues and Monuments in the City

The walk will last about 90 minutes and afterwards we will adjourn to a local hostelry for some networking drinks.  Please note that there is no food included.  

Places are very limited so book promptly to avoid disappointment.

Please note. The attendance fee for this event attracts VAT (listed prices are inclusive of VAT).

Registration Deadline: Thursday 5 October 2023

The booking deadline for this event has now passed.
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