London is full of secrets. Its long and multilayered history takes many twists and turns and even today there are sides to London many people will never see.
On this tour we will reveal some of London's secrets, its hidden nooks and crannies and the places where only insiders can go; but of course, the information is strictly classified. We can only hint at our secret itinerary in this all-too-public space.
In the interests of security, we will only travel by private transport throughout. All will be revealed to the privileged few who secure a place on this tour; but until then, sssshhhh...
Until recently Janice Liverseidge was Director of Membership at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively, including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, South Africa and China.
Janice has the Visit Britain "Good to Go" Industry standard demonstrating that she has shown her compliance with government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and ensures social distancing including using a phone app when providing tour commentaries.
Day 1: London (Fri, 24 Sept) Enjoy intercepting the berry drink on Beornmund’s Island. Continue on to a silent night by candle light – a historic tour. Optional dinner.
Day 2: London ( Sat, 25 Sept) Visit a museum to learn about the city’s dark history and of those who ran to improve London - but don’t end up in The Clink! Participate on a secret City of London walking tour. Lunch will be at a bloody bistro where in 1746 you got ‘drunk for a penny and dead drunk for two pence’. Visit a museum with all the comforts of home to learn about the secret life of us. In the evening there is the option to go straight to dinner and do not pass Go, at a restaurant you will never find.
Day 3: London (Sun, 26 Sept) Learn why Londoners loved their Hokey Pokeys at the coolest museum in town. Learn about the first social network and take a hidden journey underground before lunch with a slow view. In the afternoon participate on a spies and detectives walk from SOE to MI5. Farewell dinner at the RSM.
Day 4: London (Mon, 27 Sept) Some houses do ‘ave 'em: take a tour of one London’s most magnificent eighteenth-century aristocratic palaces with an acclaimed art collection.
Cost for RSM members is £744 per person sharing. The cost for non RSM members is £794 pp sharing.