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George Orwell's London - A Walking Tour

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London, United Kingdom
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About George Orwell's London - A Walking Tour
Our tour begins at Great Portland Street Tube Station and takes us through well-known parts of the West End, before finishing at Rathbone Place (close to Oxford Street). The tour lasts approximately two and a half hours, and includes a free copy of Orwell's classic Politics and the English Language.
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Sean C wrote a review Sep 2020
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
I was really luck to take a private tour with David with my girlfriend. I’ve worked in London for nearly 10 years and learned things about places I must have walked past 100s of times. David is a really nice guy with interesting experience from the work he’s done and knows loads about Orwell beyond that basics of Animal Farm and 1984. An afternoon well spent with meandering walking and conversation. Would recommend for anyone looking for something away from regular tours in London.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Katy R wrote a review Nov 2018
Georgetown, Texas10 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was a perfect pace of walking, listening, and learning about Orwell and his life in London. Diarmaid pointed out little known facts about Orwell and took us to a wide variety of places around central London. He related each piece of the tour to something Orwell had written, which was fascinating. The tour was about 2.5 hours (maybe a little shorter) and worth every penny. He was open to taking any kind of questions and was very knowledgeable about Orwell and his life.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Roy B wrote a review May 2018
Skipton, United Kingdom3 contributions
I'm not one for participating in organised events with people I don't know, so I was slightly dragged along to this guided walk by my more enthusiastic wife and daughter - it was just the three of us plus our guide, David. However, as soon as David approach us at the rendezvous, I had a good feeling and the next two hours were a pure delight. The tour was informal, but well-prepared and informative, with lots of opportunity for conversation and discussion about and around George Orwell. I was sorry it had to come to an end and left David with a reignited faith in society and optimism for a better collective future.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Trevor Y wrote a review Dec 2017
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I certainly recommend this tour to anyone interested in George Orwell. You will see some of Orwell's favorite places to visit in London while learning about everything from his political views to his taste in food. I went with my mom on a private tour with David (the guide) and he answered all of our questions and even told us lots of stories not just about Orwell but about London in general.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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jonkayser wrote a review Sep 2017
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Very interesting tour, with many segues about life in London, the best pubs, the lives of artists, architecture, London's civic life and British politics. A great way to learn about the heart of London, as well as the English language's finest writer
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from David P, Tour Guide at George Orwell's London - A Walking Tour
Responded Nov 24, 2017
Thanks Jon. I enjoyed meeting up :-)
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