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Tours of hidden and abandoned London
You’re unlikely to find a walking tour of London as authentic, or as intimate as you will with Paul Talling, who takes you along his personal journey through the city. In his own words ‘This is not a compilation of familiar tourist sights, as another of those is hardly needed, but a depiction of an (often un-picturesque) view of everyday life in London.’
His walks will often take you to parts of the city you’d never have thought to have visited before, revealing what’s there now, and the layers of history that came before. Anecdotal, political, with cultural reference – Paul is a big fan of music – this genuine insight into the capital is totally unique.
An important note to those that expect to venture inside derelict buildings, however, this is often not the case. Rather, this tour is more of a walking story with regular stops that reference or view over the building in question. While getting your own hands dirty isn’t the order of the day, listening to Paul and his earnest tales certainly is, which is why he has such a loyal following.