Occupy London Tours is a free tour company, run by (very well informed!) volunteers, who want to throw open the secretive world of finance and politics for all to see.
We run regular, free, tours:
The Canary Wharf Tour
Thursday 17th October. 7pm. Approx. 1.5 hours. Meet Canary Wharf tube, main exit ( MAP).
Book a place here.
Most people have never been to this revamped dockland in East London, yet the home of the financial services industry touches our lives everyday. In this tour we narrate the financial crisis of 2007/8 through the banks, ratings agencies and regulators clustered around Canada Square and discuss what - if anything - has changed since. Help us try to set up an offshore bank account Barclays, make your very own credit default swap and visit the last resting place of the infamous Lehman Bros.
The City of London Tour
Saturday 2nd November. 2pm. Approx. 2 hours. Meet at St Pauls Cathedral steps ( MAP). Ends opposite Liverpool St Station.
Book a place here.
We tell the story of the UKs smallest city (really!), the history of money in the heart of London and the Square miles role in the financial crisis of 2007/8. Find out just what the Corporation of London actually is, why the Queen has to ask permission to enter the City and why the Black-Scholes equation matters to you!
The tours are designed to be informative, entertaining and - most importantly - accessible. Our aim to is to enable people from London, the UK and all over the world to engage with the financial system and its impact on their lives. We de-mystify this secretive and badly understood world through colourful stories, exciting histories, rock-solid facts and figures, pavement art - and even our very own collateralised-debt-obligation rap (!). The tours offer a critique of the status quo without being politically affiliated.
Attendees often join us in the pub afterwards to carry on the conversation.
Enquiries & to reserve places for tours: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press enquiries: 07749552063 (Max)
Trip Advisor: 5-star reviews all the way! http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186338-d4004150-Reviews-Occupy_London_Tours-London_England.html
El Pais (Spain): http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2013/01/31/londres-liam-26-ans-fait-visiter-les-hauts-lieux-de-la-finance-pour-expliquer-son-impact-sur-notre-q_878330
Liberation (France): http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2013/01/31/londres-liam-26-ans-fait-visiter-les-hauts-lieux-de-la-finance-pour-expliquer-son-impact-sur-notre-q_878330
Die Welt (Germany): http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article13760913/Die-Verbrecher-sind-die-Typen-in-den-Banktuermen.html
npr (Spain): http://www.npr.org/2013/02/16/172003485/activists-offer-protest-tour-of-spains-modern-ruins
Toronto Star (Canada): http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2011/12/18/occupys_new_gig_tour_guides.html
Business Line (India): http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/life/article2899605.ece
The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/occupy-protesters-talk-reform-with-banking-boss-6273722.html
Radio France: http://www.franceinfo.fr/europe/un-monde-d-info/chypre-attend-les-aides-de-l-europe-923757-2013-03-18
Ouest France: http://www.jactiv.ouest-france.fr/actualites/monde/londres-indignes-font-visiter-city-17296
Occupy London Tours
Occupy London Tours is a free tour company, run by volunteers, who want to throw open the secretive world of finance and politics for all to see.