A Queer History of London - The LGBTQ+ Walking Tour

Sunday, May 19, 2024 Clermont Hotel Charing Cross The Strand London WC2N 5HX

Today the LGBTQ+ community’s presence can be seen across every borough and street in London. Many inequalities still exist, but the massive advances over the past 50 years have meant that most (but not all) LGBTQ+ people can now live openly and freely wherever they choose across our diverse city. 

Hear stories of drag queens in the 1700’s, the 1920’s secret gay soirées and the infamous history of Soho, one of the world’s best loved queer neighbourhoods.

Join us to celebrate the iconic people and places that made this possible, and the ones who still lead the fight today, as we take pride in a community which has been through so much, from repression and persecution to violence and discrimination, yet continues to strive towards bringing equality and inclusivity to all.

The tour begins in front of The Clermont Hotel, Charing Cross, Strand, WC2N 5HX.

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Look for the guide with the red umbrella.

The tour operates on a ‘pay what you think it’s worth’ basis. There is no booking fee and no payment is required to join, so that it is accessible to every budget. However our guides are all freelancers who work for tips, so if you enjoy the tour, you are welcome to make a donation at the end. The value is up to you, whatever fits in with you budget and your levels of enjoyment. 

We do not accept groups larger than 6, or any educational groups, on our public tours. If you would like to join we can organise a private tour for your group. 

You can contact us on +447709703141 or email admin@londonwithalocal.com.

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